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January 4, 2020

REALTOR NEWS

Registration open for NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings
The NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings are a great opportunity to jump start 2020! REALTORS from across the state will gather to network and learn about the latest industry trends as well as industry professionalism, state legislation, and more. You can also expect the popular Legal Update to be full of information you need to know. If real estate is your profession, NYSAR is your best resource. And best of all, registration is free for NYSAR members! Learn more.


Code of Ethics & Professional Standards Hearing Procedures Training 

Gain a full understanding of the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings, enforcement procedures and disciplinary guidelines. Also, learn about the mediation process and explore the mandatory Ombudsman program and citation options. Instructor Patrick Reilly will be teaching the course on March 26 in Utica, March 27 in Lake Placid, March 30 in Batavia and March 31 in Binghamton.
Learn more.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Cuomo to deliver State of the State address on January 8
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to deliver his 10th State of the State address on January 8, which will focus on a broad range of proposals addressing gun safety, net neutrality protections, and lowering prescription drug and health care costs. The governor will also address the $6 billion budget deficit facing the state this year. State legislators also begin the 2020 legislative session which is scheduled to end early this year on June 2 due to state primary elections on June 23. Learn more.

Census estimates show New York losing one Congressional seat
U.S. Census estimates released on Monday showed New York State gaining population at a slower rate than most of the country (ranked 46th in the country), resulting in a possible loss of representation in Congress. Census data garnered from decennial counts (the next one is April 1st, 2020) determine how the state will fare in its House of Representatives allotment as well as its share of federal funding for public education, public housing and infrastructure. New York is projected to lose one seat in the House of Representatives. Learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January MyFloodStatus webinar
Flood zone errors and confusion are rampant and Real Estate Agents need to know what information they can really count on! Learn about Accurate Flood Zone Determinations and how they help Agents eliminate risk of liability, reduce flood insurance premiums for homeowners, buyers and sellers, remove properties from High Risk Flood Zones, and increase buyer activity for "low risk" properties in High Risk Flood Zones. To register  for the webinar on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m., click here.

GRI-1 Ethics held January 22 in Albany

Discover how to put the Code of Ethics to work for you, maximize your REALTOR benefits and enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement. Learn more.

GRI-1 Ethics held January 22 in Woodbury
Discover how to put the Code of Ethics to work for you, maximize your REALTOR benefits and enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement. Learn more.

GRI-2 Business held February 19 in West Babylon
Take your business to the next level and gain market share. Provides the building blocks to create an effective business plan, build support structures using assistants and teams, prospect successfully and tap into niche markets as well as develop policies to avoid risk. Learn more.

MEMBER PERKS

Access a range of dental, vision and Medicare plans with My Benefit Advisor
My Benefit Advisor offers two vision plans and three dental plans, and can help you navigate Medicare to find the best option for you. To learn more, call 888-834-3713 or click here.

RPAC

2020 RPAC Major Investor plans available
The 2020 RPAC Fundraising has begun and once again RPAC of New York will be offering the Major Investor Installment Plan and the Major Investor pay as you go plan. These plans are designed to allow Major Investors to stagger their payments over the course of the fundraising year. To enroll in the Major Investor installment Plan and to sign up for monthly payment options at your choice,  click here. To sign up for the Major Investor Pay as you go Plan, simply sign this form indicating your Major Investment commitment and your pledge to pay at various RPAC events throughout the year to reach your Major Investor pledge by the end of the fundraising year. As a reminder, a Major Investor is defined as investing at least $1,000 into RPAC on an annual basis. Questions? Contact NYSAR’s Political Affairs Coordinator, Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 or by email at dking@nysar.com.

January RPAC Auction Item – Kate Spade bag
Kick off 2020 in style with a classic, designer Kate Spade bag. The classic black and white Kate Spade bag is now live on the RPAC Facebook page. Bidding will end at the close of business on Thursday, January 31. To place a bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group or contact NYSAR’s Political Affairs Coordinator Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 or by email at dking@nysar.com.
Thank you to Gina Marie Bettenhouser from the Long Island Board of REALTORS for generously donating the Kate Spade bag!


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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.  
Featured Content

The January/February Digital edition of New York State REALTOR is now available!

Meet our 2020 NYSAR Leadership team, new offerings for education in 2020, changing CE requirements and our cover story about real estate mentoring. Hear from the veteran REALTOR and the up and coming youngster in the January/February issue of New York State REALTOR magazine. Read the latest issue.
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