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November 16, 2019

REALTOR NEWS

November/December edition of NYS REALTOR magazine
Meet the 2019 NYSAR REALTOR of the Year, Community Service Award winners and more! Home copies will be reaching mailboxes in the next few weeks., To view the digital edition, click here.

NAR: 2019 Buyer and Seller Survey report released

The National Association of REALTORS released the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, a yearly report which covers demographics, preferences and experiences of buyers and sellers across America. Learn more.

NYSREEF scholarship application deadline fast approaching
Those who have at least one year of real estate sales experience, are licensed and practicing in NYS and hold primary REALTOR membership in NY are encouraged to apply for a New York State Real Estate Education Foundation scholarship by December 31. For more information, visit NYSREEF.org.

Register for Triple Play REALTOR Convention & Trade Expo
Atlantic City is the place to be December 9-12! Choose from more than 100 CE and non-CE sessions and earn up to 17 hours of CE credit. Also, you'll have access to more than 325 exhibitors at the two-day Trade Expo. For more information, click here.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

NYC Council introduces commercial rent control bill
The New York City Council is taking up legislation (Int. 1796) introduced by Council Member Steve Levin that would create a citywide commercial rent control system for certain retail, office and industrial spaces, and establish a nine-member board that would determine allowable rent increases every year. NYSAR opposes this bill and believes city government officials should direct their focus on tax relief and reducing overburdening regulations in order to help small businesses and reduce retail vacancies. Learn more.

REALTORS and national housing organizations back lawsuit challenging NY rent control laws
A group of national housing organizations are backing a lawsuit by the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) and seven property owners in New York City, which challenges the constitutionality of the New York Rent Stabilization law (RSL). The National Association of REALTORS, National Apartment Association, National Multifamily Housing Council, National Association of Home Builders and the New York State Builders Association are all now backing the lawsuit, which is a comprehensive argument for why rent stabilization and other rent control laws in New York violate the 5th Amendment's takings clause and the 14th Amendment's due process clause. NYSAR approved a motion to financially support this lawsuit at its Fall Business Meetings in September. Learn more.

Rep. Peter King announces retirement
On Monday, Rep. Peter King, Republican representing New York’s 2nd Congressional District on Long Island, announced he will not run for re-election in 2020. A field of Democratic and Republican  candidates are already considering a run for the seat, including former Rep. Rick Lazio. Rep. King’s announcement follows Westchester Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s retirement announcement last month, which has also drawn interest from a number of potential candidates.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Final MyFloodStatus November 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 Monday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. To register, click here!

  • At Home With Diversity held November 20-21 in West Babylon

Be prepared to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and are able to expand opportunities. Learn more.

  • CIPS held November 21, 22 and 25 in East Elmhurst

CIPS: Global Real Estate - Europe 
On November 21, learn how to discuss the social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major European countries as well as the history, purpose, and economic impact of the European Union.
Learn more.

CIPS: Global Real Estate - Asia/Pacific On November 22, learn about the social, economic, political and geographical characteristics of major countries in the Asia/Pacific region as well as important characteristics of the real estate market in certain Asia/Pacific markets, including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices. Learn more.

CIPS: Global Real Estate - The Americas On November 25, learn about the social, economic, political and geographical characteristics of major American countries as well as the laws and real estate practices in major American markets. Learn more.

  • GRI-3 Agency held December 10 in Rochester

Provide effective, legal and ethical client representation. Offers in-depth coverage of all forms of agency representation, associated issues and proper disclosure, and how to avoid the risk of misrepresentation, vicarious liability and breach of fiduciary duties. Learn more.

MEMBER PERKS

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Receive medical assistance that's invaluable when you need it most for medical evacuation, medical assistance, assistance for companions and pets and transportation home. Members enjoy low group rates and cannot be denied. Click here and use code "NYSAR."

Don't suffer through a technology issue! Call NYSAR's FREE Techline
The NYSAR Techline is available as a free benefit for members weekdays from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more.

RPAC

Weekly RPAC auction items offered throughout the month of November
To raise as much as possible for RPAC during the final month of the RPAC of NY fundraising year, there will be a weekly auction item offered throughout the month of November. The item offered for the third week of November is a Winter Wonderland getaway at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George. Thank you to Angie Mead from the Southern Adirondack REALTORS for generously donating this item.
Bidding will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 22.

To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group or contact Derick King at (518) 463-0300 ext. 238 or by email at dking@nysar.com. 

New York is near the end of the 2019 RPAC year, but we need your help!
NYSAR and RPAC would like to share this short video highlighting the importance of RPAC.
Please do your part to help New York to reach our 2019 RPAC Goal for the eighth consecutive year by making an investment by Friday, November 29.


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Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.  
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The November/December Digital edition of New York State REALTOR is now available!

Meet our 2019 REALTOR of the Year Award winner, find out what makes our Community Service Award winners so special, get an early look at what our Government Affiars team is working on for 2020 and much more in the November/December issue of New York State REALTOR magazine. Read the latest issue.
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