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July 31, 2021

REALTOR® NEWS

NYSAR calls on governor to end cold call ban
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued another State of Emergency in New York State due to gun violence. This executive order is effective until August 5, 2021, however, could be renewed. As a result of being under a State of Emergency, licensees are again prohibited from making any cold calls. NYSAR sees no connection between acting to curb gun violence and the legitimate business practice of cold calling. NYSAR has launched a Call for Action asking the governor and state Legislature to lift the ban on cold calling now and decouple the statutory restrictions on cold calling as it relates to States of Emergency.
Take Action now!

Across the Association
In this edition of Across the Association, learn more about the upcoming 2021 NYSAR Fall Business Meetings as well as a “first” for the NYSAR Education Department. Watch now!

NYSAR’s Fair Housing Webpage
Visit NYSAR’s dedicated fair housing webpage for legal information, education options, and resources from the New York State Division of Human Rights and the National Association of REALTORS®. Learn more!

NAR C5 Summit to be held in New York
The National Association of REALTORS® C5 Summit, the premier commercial real estate event in the U.S., will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis September 27-29. Registration rates increase August 1 so don’t delay. Register now!

EDUCATION

NYSAR REAL Program
Interested in learning how to more effectively communicate? NYSAR’s REAL Program is a FREE educational resource page to help grow your personal and professional skills. Learn more!

Need a CE Certificate from NYSAR?
View and download your certificates once a class is processed by following these steps:
1. Visit NYSAR.com
2. Go to Member Login and sign-in
3. Once signed in, go to My Classes and Meetings
4. Select My Classes
5. Select the class and print the certificate

NYSAR 2021 Class Schedule – Register Now Before Seats are Gone!

FREE Legal Update course
The one-hour Legal Update course, which is approved for continuing education (CE) credit on recent legal matters, will be held once a month and is instructed by an attorney. This is a course that you will be eligible to take one time in your license cycle as a NYSAR member. The course will be held on August 16, September 13, October 20, November 18 and December 14.

GRI-1 ETHICS 
Capitalize on what sets REALTORS® apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR’s mandatory ethics training requirement and NY State’s new requirement for 2.5 hours of ethical business practices for license renewal. Classes will be held: October 14–15.

GRI-3 AGENCY 
Provide effective, legal and ethical client representation. This includes two hours of agency training for license renewal. Classes will be held: September 8-9, November 8-9.

GRI-5 BUYERS 
NYS Fair Housing training and two-hour agency coursework requirements for license renewal. Classes will be held: September 1–2, December 1–2.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

State Rent Relief Program streamlined; REALTORS® successfully urge action
On July 21, NYSAR called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to direct all resources necessary to the State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) so that the delay in sending aid to renters and landlords could end immediately. NYSAR also issued a Call for Action where hundreds of REALTORS® responded urging the governor to release the aid immediately. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and state lawmakers have also called on the governor to release the funds. On July 26, the governor announced additional staffing and a more streamlined application process for the rent relief program would be put into place to get funds out the door. Over 150,000 applications have been submitted to the state requesting rent relief so far with $2.7 billion in federal and state funding available. More information on the program and application criteria can be found on the OTDA website here.

MEMBER PERK

Enjoy complimentary access to national and local discounts from brands you know and love
The NYSAR Member Discount Marketplace, powered by LifeMart, offers discounts on everything ranging from child care to car rentals, gym memberships to groceries, theme parks to tax prep, and more. Learn more!

RPAC

HGAR raises $1,700 for RPAC
Congratulations to the Hudson Gateway Association for raising over $1,700 for RPAC during a happy hour at the Pleasantville Country Club! It was so great to finally catch up with many HGAR members in-person. Thank you to HGAR RPAC co-chair, Carol Christiansen for your leadership and to all who attended in support of RPAC.

Jefferson-Lewis raises $640 for RPAC
Thank you to the Jefferson-Lewis Board for hosting a minor league baseball event featuring the Watertown Rapids vs. the Auburn Doubledays to benefit RPAC, raising $640! Congratulations to Jennifer Flynn of Bridgewater Real Estate on winning the auction to throw out the first pitch.

Call for Auction items to be featured during RPAC Karaoke at Turning Stone
Once again, we will be featuring Live and Silent Auction items as part of the RPAC Karaoke Night fundraiser to be held during NYSAR’s Fall Meetings at Turning Stone, scheduled for Tuesday, October 5. If local boards or individual members would like to donate auction items, please contact Derick King at [email protected] or 518-463-0300 x238 with a description of the item and the value by Friday, September 17. Local boards & individual members will receive RPAC credit worth the market value of the auction item donations!

Looking for a return on your RPAC Investment?
Take a look at some of our recent victories here in Albany following the recent conclusion of the 2021 New York State Legislative session, including the defeat of a statewide “good cause” eviction proposal and a bill to reclassify RE licensees as employees vs. Independent Contractors. Learn more!

 

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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.