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The Bulldog Method: Four Steps to Save Big on Taxes                                      9/20/18
Presenter: Sandy Botkin, CPA, Tax Attorney, Former IRS Trainer
The Bulldog Method is a set of simple processes that can help
self-employed people save big money on taxes. It was designed
as a process that will teach you how to sniff out, hunt down, and
hold onto every tax deduction you're legally entitled to -- while at
the same time keeping you safe from the IRS. The webinar
concludes with an overview of the Taxbot mobile app. As a
NYSAR Member Perk, members receive a 50 percent discount. 


Advertising Regulations webinar
Presenter: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
Recently, the New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services (DOS) began conducting random audits of websites operated by real estate brokers and/or their associated licensees. The DOS has disciplined a number of brokers for violating the advertising regulations by not using the proper “license type” or using a prohibited “corporate title.” Watch this webinar to learn how to reduce your risk under the advertising regulations.  
Click here for the NYS Advertising Regulations.
Click here for the Corporate Title DOS opinion 4-26-2013.
Click here for the Corporate Title DOS second opinion 8-20-2013.
Click here for the use of corporate titles in real estate article.
Click here for the License Types, Names and Corporate Titles powerpoint.
6/21/18 
How To Get The Most Out Of The New Tax Law If You Are Self-Employed webinar
Major tax changes have affected small business owners and self-employed people. Get answers to questions like: how the vehicle rules have changed for the better and how you can take advantage of it; which widely-used deduction is gone, and how you can still benefit; why educating yourself and keeping track of your expenses is more important than ever; and more! The webinar concludes with an overview of the Taxbot mobile app. As a NYSAR Member Perk, members receive a 50-percent discount!
4/12/18
Proactive Safety for REALTORS webinar
Join us for a live demonstration of FOREWARN, the first proactive safety and intelligence solution of its kind. FOREWARN analyzes billions of data points and provides users with the ability to mitigate risk by verifying identity in seconds using just a phone number or name. Immediately identify criminal histories and validate information provided by potential clients such as financial and asset information. Learn how you can have more productive and safer interactions with your prospects, and how to leverage this revolutionary technology to help win more listing presentations and potentially safeguard your customers' homes and families.  
3/15/18 
Legal Leftovers Webinar - February 2018
Presenter: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
This webinar is a follow-up to the Legal Update that was held during NYSAR's Mid-Winter Business Meetings. Click here for the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.  
2/15/18 
Proactive Safety for REALTORS webinar
Join us for a live demonstration of FOREWARN, the first proactive safety and intelligence solution of its kind. FOREWARN analyzes billions of data points and provides users with the ability to mitigate risk by verifying identity in seconds using just a phone number or name. Immediately identify criminal histories and validate information provided by potential clients such as financial and asset information. Learn how you can have more productive and safer interactions with your prospects, and how to leverage this revolutionary technology to help win more listing presentations and potentially safeguard your customers' homes and families. 
1/25/18 
How To Get The Most Out Of The New Tax Law If You Are Self-Employed webinar
Major tax changes are coming for small business owners and self-employed people. Get answers to questions like: how the vehicle rules have changed for the better and how you can take advantage of it; which widely-used deduction is gone, and how you can still benefit; why educating yourself and keeping track of your expenses is more imporant than ever; and more! The webinar concludes with an overview of the Taxbot mobile app. As a NYSAR Member Perk, members receive a 50-percent discount!
1/18/18 
2018 NYSAR Chair and Vice Chair Orientation webinar
Join NYSAR's 2018 Leadership Team and staff for a brief orientation to prepare you for your role as a committee chair or vice chair.
12/18/17 
Drive better results with EDDM® — and digital ads webinar
Presenter: Wendy Urquhart, VP of Business Development, Taradel
Join Member Perks EDDM partner Taradel for a  free webinar detailing the multi-channel marketing EDDM, Email and Display Advertising offers our members — all in one place. 
10/19/17 
Drive More Listings and Sales with Emerging Digital Marketing Technology Webinar
Join NYSAR Member Perks partner JSJD Media for a free, informative webinar that will provide a look at how smart programmatic advertising can raise sales numbers for all! 
10/12/17 
Legal Leftovers Webinar
Presenter: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
This webinar is a follow-up to the Legal Update that was held during NYSAR's Fall Business Meetings. Topics may include such matters as commissions, agency and other recent legal developments.  
10/5/17 
Tax and Retirement Planning for REALTORS
Presenter: Christopher Michelsen, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
NYSAR and Member Perks partner UBS Financial Services cover tax and retirement planning and the benefits of starting an Independent 401(k) program. 
9/7/17 
Summer Legal Update Webinar 
Presenter: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
Updates to the following DOS opinions were covered: illegal property; escrow funds; Standard of Practice 12-5; and the January 2016 amendment. Other recent court and DOS decisions of interest were also be reviewed.
Click here for webinar slides. 
6/15/17 
Drive More Listings and Sales with Emerging Digital Technology webinar
NYSAR Member Perks partner JSJD Media provides a look at how smart programmatic advertising can raise sales numbers for all! 
6/1/17 
How to Turn Your Vehicle into a Goldmine of Tax Deductions webinar 
This webinar will teach you:
• Two deductions most accountants miss...and how to get that money back for the last 3 years. 
• Why using the standard mileage rate is generally a bad idea...and the one case where it is the best idea. 
• The tax loophole so big you can drive a truck through it...literally. 
• Why every business needs to keep a mileage log. Plus, learn the no-hassle method for tracking mileage and what to do if you haven't been keeping a log. 
• The trick to turn more of your personal driving into business write-offs. 
4/20/17 
Using RPR to Reach and Retain Clients at Your Next Open House
This webinar will show you how to: 
• Gain an encyclopedic knowledge of the neighborhood, schools, amenities and qualify of life surrounding your listing.
• Master the art of creating marketing materials that will build your brand and create a wow factor for your open house guests.
• Use handheld devices to respond instantly to inquiries and requests by open house visitors. 
• Pick up a few good icebreaker ideas for making a positive and lasting impression on your soon-to-be new clients.
3/30/17 
Digital Marketing Basics for REALTORS
A dive into the terminology and basics of digital marketing from an industry veteran. Presented by Member Perks partner JSJD Media.  
3/23/17 
Tax and Retirement Planning for REALTORS
Presenter: Christopher Michelsen, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services 
NYSAR and Member Perks partner UBS Financial Services present a webinar covering tax and retirement planning and the benefits of starting an Independent 401(k) plan.
3/2/17 
Legal Leftovers Webinar
Presenter: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
This webinar is a follow-up to the Legal Update that was held during NYSAR's Mid-Winter Business Meetings. Topics may include such matters as seller’s rights, paying another licensee for performing a licensed activity, drones, drugs and disclosure, and more. 
2/16/17 
Hidden Treasures in the Tax Code
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
You will learn: 
• Dangerous deduction myths that most people believe 
• How to write off BBQ’s and pool parties 
• How many events could qualify to be 100% deductible instead of 50% 
• And, more dynamic tips that will help you pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law. 
1/26/17 
RPR Webinar: Hit the Bull's Eye with Perfect Pricing with RPR
Starting with the AVM or RVM® for a property, learn how to apply your local market intelligence to refine this starting point with adjustments, addition of home improvement values, and comparison refinement tools. From there, create a quick and easy CMA as well as an in-depth sales comparison analysis, demonstrating how to lead clients through the intricacies of market realities with easy-to-understand facts and graphics. 
12/21/16 
November Tax Tips webinar
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
This webinar focused on travel tax tracking including business trips and conventions, leases vs buying of a vehicle, business gifts, and SUV/truck deductions. The webinar also covered: the true cost of taxes; dollar doubling; benefits of owning your own business; hiring your kids; meals and entertainment; and home office basics. 
11/17/16 
Tax and Retirement Planning for REALTORS webinar
Speaker: Christopher Michelsen, UBS Financial Services
Learn about tax and retirement planning and the benefits of starting an Independent 401(k) plan.  
10/27/16 
Legal Leftovers Webinar
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
A follow-up to the Legal Update session at the NYSAR Fall Business Meetings. 
10/6/16 
Summer Legal Update Webinar
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR General Counsel
This webinar provides an update on key legal issues including a new Department of State opinion on illegal properties, listing agreements, STAR, fair housing and more.
Click here for the webinar slides.
6/16/16 
May Tax Tips 
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
This webinar focuses on medical tax tracking including health savings and reimbursement accounts, hiring a professional to manage accounts, and home office/furniture deductions. 
5/19/16 
Tax and Retirement Planning for REALTORS webinar
Speaker: Christopher Michelsen, UBS Financial Services
Learn about tax and retirement planning and the benefits of starting an Independent 401(k) plan.  
4/7/16 
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
This webinar covers: 
• Mileage deduction
• SUV and truck deductions
• The true cost of taxes
• Dollar doubling
• Benefits of owning your own business
• Hiring your kids
• Meals and entertainment
• An overview of the Taxbot mobile app 
3/17/16 
Legal Leftovers Webinar
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
A follow-up to the Legal Update from the NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings, covering commissions, agency and other recent legal developments.
2/18/16 
Health Insurance Open Enrollment Webinar
Learn how to best navigate your options during open enrollment with USI Affinity!
11/19/15 
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
A follow-up to the Legal Update from the NYSAR Fall Business Meetings, covering commissions, agency and other recent legal developments.
Click here for the accompanying webinar slides.   
Click here for more information on mold, as covered in the webinar.
10/15/15 
September Tax Tips Webinar
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
This webinar covers: 
• Mileage deduction
• Lease vs buy
• Travel
• Medical
• An overview of the Taxbot mobile app
9/17/15 
Legal Update Webinar
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services 
This webinar covers recent court and DOS decisions relating to commissions, fair housing and unlicensed individuals, teams and broker rebates. 
Click here for the accompanying webinar slides.
6/18/15 
Keep More Commissions with Tax Breaks Webinar
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
This webinar covers: 
• A deeper look at the possible savings of your home office deduction.
• How to maximize your deductions for the equipment you need for your business.
• How to deduct more than the $25 limit on your business gift giving.
• How to legally deduct your kids video games and ballet lessons.
• How technology has made it easy to become a tax savvy business owner.
5/14/15 
March Tax Tips Webinar
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer 
This webinar covers: 
Advantages of HBB
Mileage deduction
SUV deduction
Meals & entertainment
Home office
Hiring kids
3/12/15 
Legal Update Webinar
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
This webinar covers: 
Broker rebates
Unauthorized practice of law
Lead paint
Arms-length transactions
Recent court and DOS decisions pertaining to commissions, fair housing and escrow
2/26/15 
What You Need to Know for 2015 Healthcare
Speaker: Brian McLaughlin, VP of Employee Benefits at USI Affinity
12/4/14
November Tax Tips Webinar
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
This webinar will cover: 
• Buying vs. leasing vehicles 
• Home offices 
• Gifts
11/20/14
Make the Most of Every Door Direct Mail powered by Taradel
Speaker: Wendy Urquhart, Vice President of Business Development with Taradel
11/13/14
Tax Tips For Travel, Medical and Auto Deductions
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
9/18/14
Keep More of Your Commissions with Tax Breaks, vol. 2
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
5/28/14
RPAC and the Law
Speaker: Derick King, NYSAR Political Affairs Coordinator 
3/27/14
Keep More of Your Commissions with Tax Breaks
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
3/20/14
NYSAR Health Care Reform Update - Downstate Webinar
Speaker: Brian McLaughlin, USI Affinity Vice President Employee Benefits
3/18/14
NYSAR Health Care Reform Update - Upstate Webinar
Speaker: Brian McLaughlin, USI Affinity Vice President Employee Benefits
3/11/14
2014 RPAC Trustees Orientation
Speaker: Derick King, NYSAR Political Affairs Coordinator
1/21/14
Keep More of Your Commissions with Tax Breaks
Speaker: Sandy Botkin, CPA, tax attorney and former IRS trainer
12/5/13
Advertising Regulations: Part Two
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
11/20/13 
Advertising Regulations: Part One
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
11/14/13 
NYSAR Legal Webinar: New Advertising Regulations
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services 
06/20/13
NYSAR Energy Choice Webinar
Speaker: Frank Caliva III, Strategic Communications, LLC, Director of Public Affairs & Strategy Development
03/07/13
NYSAR Quarterly Legal Webinar: E-signatures
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
09/20/12
Part 3 of Agency Webinar Series: Dual Agency and Dual Agency with Designated Sales Agents
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services
05/17/12
NYSAR Quarterly Legal Webinar: Buyer's Agency
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services

03/22/12
Seller's Agency: An In-Depth Review 
Speaker: S. Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services

08/18/11
12 Essential Risk Management Tips for REALTORS 
Speaker: Paul Espinosa, Corporate Training Manager, Pearl Insurance

07/21/11
The Use of Home Staging to Enhance Your Business 
Speaker: Tori Toth, owner and lead designer of Stylish Stagers, Inc.

05/26/11
Agency: Substantive Contact and the Use of the Disclosure Form 
Speaker: Anthony Gatto, Esq., NYSAR Director of Legal Services

04/21/11
Identity Theft Mitigation 
Speaker: Austin Moran

02/18/10
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The November/December digital edition of New York State REALTOR is now available!

We celebrate our 2018 Community Service Award winners, look back at the Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone, discuss disclosures other than agency disclosures, look at the market forecast and more in the November/December issue of New York State REALTOR magazine. Read the latest issue.
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