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September 7, 2019

REALTOR NEWS

September 18 is the last day to pre-register for #NYSARFBM
Looking to attend the 2019 NYSAR Fall Business Meetings September 22-25 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino?  The last day to pre-register online is September 18. Also, pre-registration is required by September 18 for the Legal Update as well as CE and non-CE special sessions.
Pre-register now!

Already registered? Plan your schedule
After you register for the 2019 NYSAR Fall Business Meetings at NYSARPortal.com, head over to the NYSAR Meeting Planner and start planning your schedule! 

NYSAR Leadership Academy accepting applications until 10/18
Polish your leadership skills, raise your profile and gain valuable experience in the 2020 NYSAR Leadership Academy! The academy consists of five retreats held across the state over the course of five months. Through a variety of teaching methods, participants will learn: leadership skills including conflict resolution; communications; working with various demographics; REALTOR association operations at all three levels; legal issues; legislative advocacy; team building and much more. For more information, click here.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Landlord/tenant law guest speaker at NYSAR Fall Business Meetings
Learn more about recent changes to the law relating to NYS landlord and tenant reforms at the Legislative Policy Forum during NYSAR’s Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone Resort on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Featured speakers include Nick Mastrosimone, attorney at Harris Beach PLLC, NYSAR Director of Government Affairs Mike Kelly and NAR Field Representative Zack Rubin-McCarry, who will provide insight into the top state and federal issues facing REALTORS. 
 
NYC housing official questions recent rent-regulation changes
Vicki Been, New York City deputy mayor for housing and economic development, said recent changes to the rent-regulation system by state lawmakers likely didn't strike the best balance between protecting renters and maintaining the ability of landlords to invest in their buildings. Asked about the "good cause" eviction legislation, Been said she's "not clear on what the problem that we're trying to solve there is, and I think we need to think a lot harder about [that]." Learn more.
 
NAR FAQ: National flood insurance program expires September 30
Without Congressional action, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire at midnight on Monday, September 30, 2019. NAR is making every effort to secure a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP. To view NAR’s FAQ section on this topic and updates on legislative progress, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Final MyFloodStatus' September webinar
Flood zone errors and confusion are rampant and REALTORS need to know what information they can count on. Learn about accurate flood zone determinations and how they help REALTORS eliminate risk of liability, reduce flood insurance premiums for homeowners, buyers and sellers, and more. The final FREE 30-minute webinar of the month will be held on September 19 at 10 a.m. To register, click here!

CIPS: Global Real Estate Local Markets held October 1 in East Elmhurst
Gain the expertise to work with international clients in your local market. With the surge of international investment in the U.S. real estate market and the rapidly growing immigrant population, specializing in this market can help you reap great rewards. Learn more.

CIPS: Global Real Estate Transaction Tools held October 2 in East Elmhurst
Gain the expertise to work with international clients in your local market. With the surge of international investment in the U.S. real estate market and the rapidly growing immigrant population, specializing in this market can help you reap great rewards. Learn more.

GRI-7 Property held October 3 in Goshen

Learn about all the factors impacting value and close more deals. Discover the myriad elements that affect property value including types of housing, appraisals and inspections, neighborhoods and amenities, energy efficiency and environmental issues as well as lender requirements, and more. Learn more.

MEMBER PERKS

Supplemental insurance from Combined Insurance has you covered when you need it the most
Unexpected medical expenses and other unforeseen costs add up. When you have supplemental insurance from Combined Insurance, they’ll pay cash directly to you to help ease some of the expenses associated with a covered accident or illness in addition to any other insurance you may have. Learn more.

Protect yourself against a data breach with 360 CoveragePros
NYSAR members now have access to valuable cyber compliance tools and insurance programs to help mitigate and minimize the devastating effects of a data breach while ensuring your real estate business remains compliant with federal and state regulations. Learn more.

RPAC


Ithaca REALTORS tour the Finger Lakes Wine Trail in support of RPAC
Congrats to the Ithaca Board of REALTORS for raising $2,200 for RPAC during their second annual tour of the Finger Lakes wine country. The event featured motor coach transportation to a number of wineries for tastings, lunch and plenty of laughs in support of RPAC.Thank you Ithaca REALTORS for reaching over 100 percent of both your 2019 RPAC Fundraising and Participation goals! Also, thank you to NYSAR President Moses Seuram and President-elect Jennifer Stevenson for making the journey to support the event.


LIBOR raises over $4,000 during annual Theater Night

Congratulations to the Long Island Board of REALTORS for raising over $4,000 for RPAC during their annual RPAC Theater Night! The event featured a live production of Kinky Boots at the Patchogue Theater. Thank you LIBOR for your continued support of RPAC!

RPAC Karaoke Night to be held September 23 as part of #NYSARFBM
Join your REALTOR colleagues from across New York for an interactive night of karaoke in support of RPAC! The event features light appetizers, live and silent auctions, a costume contest, awards for the best male, female and group performance, and a guaranteed good time. Register for RPAC Karaoke when registering for the NYSAR Meetings by clicking here.

September RPAC auction item – Fitbit Charge 3 fitness activity tracker
Select from more than 15 exercise modes including run, bike, swim, yoga, circuit training and more while measuring calorie burn, heart rate, footsteps, active minutes and sleep quality too! Set your daily goal and track it in real time. Bidding will end on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m.
Bidding will end on Friday, August 30 at 5 p.m.  To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group  or contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 or by email at dking@nysar.com.
 
2019 local board RPAC events on the calendar
Local boards continue to host a multitude of creative and interactive events. The September calendar includes a wine tour, theater night, meatball challenge and more. To view the complete event calendar, click here.

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