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September 19, 2020
REALTOR® NEWS

NYS REALTOR® magazine September/October issue
Learn more about REALTOR® safety, how NYSAR members are working through the COVID-19 pandemic and more in the digital version of the September/October issue of NYS REALTOR® magazine. Click here!

2020 Virtual Fall Business Meetings Registration
Registration for the 2020 NYSAR Virtual Fall Business Meetings is still open! The meetings will take place from Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, October 7. Register now!

NAR Good Neighbor Award
The National Association of REALTORS® selected 10 REALTORS® as finalists for its 2020 Good Neighbor Awards, including Sandra Nardoci of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®. The award honors REALTORS® who have made a difference in their communities through volunteer work. To vote for Sandra, click here!

Legislative Policy Forum
Hear from NAR’s New York political representative Zack Rubin-McCarry and Joe Goode, CEO of American Strategies, during the Legislative Policy Forum on Wednesday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Joe conducts public opinion surveys and provides strategic advice for trade associations, non-profit organizations and corporations and has worked for and advised political organizations and campaigns for more than thirty years as a pollster, consultant and executive. To watch the forum, you must first register for the 2020 Virtual Fall Business Meetings and then access the NYSAR Meeting Planner for the Zoom link and agenda.

Global, Resort & Second Home Markets
Hear from panelists representing Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, India and Japan during the Global, Resorts & Second Home Markets Committee meeting on Thursday, October 1 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To attend virtually, you must first register for the 2020 Virtual Fall Business Meetings and then access the NYSAR Meeting Planner for the Zoom link and agenda.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE Wise Agent webinar on September 29

Join Wise Agent on Tuesday, September 29 at 12 p.m. for a FREE webinar to learn how to use CRM to stay in control of your real estate business. To learn more and register, click here!

NYSAR Fall and Winter Zoom Classes Open for Registration

All fall and winter classes are now being held over the course of one or two days depending upon the course at regular price. Register now!

Open for Registration: Course Development Workshop

Join Instructor Roseann Farrow on Zoom on October 27 and 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (There is no class on October 28 – it will be dedicated to working on your assignment.) There is a pre-class webinar on October 8, 2020 from 9 -10 a.m., which you will be required to attend. The cost is $495 for members and $595 for non-members. ITI graduates will receive a $100 discount off tuition and NYSAR faculty members can attend for free. To register, call 800-239-4432 or on nysarportal.com. The deadline to register is September 25.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

NYS Comptroller: Tax revenues now $3.2B less than last year
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report showing state tax receipts are $3.2 billion lower than last year. Personal income tax collections are down 6.4 percent while sales tax receipts are down 7.8 percent. New York’s budget hole for the year remains at about $14.5 billion.  Learn more.

Make sure you are registered to vote #RealtorsVote
The deadline to register to vote or change your voting address is October 14. You can now request an absentee ballot from your local county board of elections if you are concerned with the risks of COVID-19. Your vote in this presidential election will also collectively determine the elections of a new state legislature, congress members, and the outcome of many local governments. That’s why #RealtorsVote.

MEMBER PERKS

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RPAC

Virtual Name that Tune & Live Auctions to be held during NYSAR Meetings

Please save the date of Monday, October 5 from 5pm to 6pm for our interactive RPAC Name that Tune game & Live Auctions fundraiser to coincide with the NYSAR Meetings. Please register for the event when you register for the NYSAR 2020 Virtual Fall Business Meetings.

Call for Auction items to be featured during NYSAR Virtual Meetings

In addition to the handful of live auctions to be offered during our virtual “Name that Tune” RPAC event held during the NYSAR meetings, we will be offering silent auction items via the RPAC facebook group throughout the duration of the NYSAR Virtual Fall Business Meetings. If local boards or individual members would like to donate auction items, please contact Derick King [email protected] or 518-463-0300 x238 with a description of the item, the value and a photo of the item by Friday, September 25. Local boards & individual members will receive RPAC credit for auction item donations. Please note: Auction item donors will be expected to mail the items directly to the auction winner.

 SEPTEMBER RPAC AUCTION ITEM
September RPAC auction item – GOOVI Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

GOOVI Slim Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with self-charging, 360 degree smart IQ technology sensor, multiple cleaning modes and more will make your life so much easier. You’ll ask yourself, “Why did it take me so long to get this vacuum cleaner?”

Bidding will end at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group  or contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 [email protected].

 

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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.