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March 7, 2020

Realtor® News
MWBM recordings available on NYSAR.com
Did you miss the NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings or would you like to review the Legal Update, Legislative Policy Forum, and General Session? To watch the video recordings, click here.

NEW Alan Yassky Distinguished Service Award
In addition to the 2020 NYSAR REALTOR® of the Year and Community Service awards, NYSAR is also accepting applications until June 29 for the NEW Alan Yaasky Distinguished Service Award.

Candidates nominated for the Alan Yaasky Distinguished Service Award must have made significant industry contributions throughout their career and are also judged on their participation in local activities, state association, NAR, and civic organizations.
For more information on the awards, click here.

NYSAR license plates available
Customizable NYSAR license plates are available for purchase through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website, your local DMV office or by calling the NYS DMV office at (518) 486-9786. Learn more!

Government Affairs
NYSAR meets with Assembly on NYC flip tax bill
On Thursday, NYSAR staff met Assembly Ways and Means staff to express concerns and opposition to legislation (A.5375-A/S.3060-E) that would impose a 15- to 20-percent real estate transfer tax or “flip” tax on residential properties one-to-five units within New York City if the property is sold within two years of original purchase. To read NYSAR’s memo in opposition to the legislation, click here.

Gov. Cuomo signs into law $40 million coronavirus emergency response measures
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a $40 million emergency management authorization for New York’s coronavirus response. The appropriation allows the state to hire additional staff and procure equipment and any other resources necessary to respond to the evolving situation. New York State has created a website to track cases of the virus available to the public, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Assembly hosts rent control forum on Long Island on March 12
The Assembly Minority Conference is sponsoring a forum entitled, “New York City Rent Regulation Comes to Long Island – What Are the Implications?” on March 12 at 1 p.m. at the Long Island Builders Institute, 1757-8 Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia. NYSAR staff will be attending and all REALTORS® are invited.

Upcoming Events
GRI-1 Ethics held March 23 in Buffalo
Discover how to put the Code f Ethics to work for you, maximize your REALTOR® benefits, and enhance your professionalism and your career through community involvement. Learn more.

Short Sales & Foreclosures held March 25 in Canton
Maneuver the complexities of short sales and help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. 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.

Member Perks
Request an in-store Office Depot/OfficeMax purchasing card to take advantage of savings
To request an in-store Office Depot/OfficeMax purchasing card, text “NYSARSPC” to 555-888 and follow the text prompts to opt-in. You’ll receive a link to open the mobile purchasing card and you can save it however you’d like, including taking a screenshot, adding it to your favorites or saving it to your home screen. When in-store, show your mobile purchasing card to the cashier upon checkout and your discounts will be applied. Learn more

RPAC
March RPAC auction item – Apple Airpods V2
Cut the cord! Apple Airpods will change your life. Automatically connects to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac when you take them out of the charging case. Audio plays as soon as placed in the ear and pauses when removed from the ear. Quick access to Siri with a double-tap, more than 24-hour battery life with charging case, up to 11 hours talk time, rich, high-quality audio and voice, seamless switching between devices and so much more!
Bidding will end on Tuesday, March 31. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group or contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 [email protected]. The starting bid is $125.

Congrats to our February RPAC Auction winner – Miguel Berger
Congratulations to Miguel Berger of the Greater Capital Association for winning the Ninja Coffee Maker with a high bid of $375. Thank you, Miguel, for your RPAC support at the Major Investor, Sterling R level for many years and Congratulations on your recent induction into the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame in recognition of $15,000+ lifetime support of RPAC!

Local boards are springing into RPAC fundraising
As we approach the arrival of Spring, local boards across the state are busy planning RPAC events. From March Madness to a NY Mets game, bowling and more are on the 2020 calendar. To view the 2020 RPAC of New York Event calendar, click here.

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 the 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 518-463-0300 x238 or [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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New York State Association of REALTORS®, 130 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 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. 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.