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May 14, 2022

REALTOR® NEWS

NYSAR President Jennifer Vucetic testifies before Climate Action Council
On Wednesday, May 11, NYSAR 2022 President Jennifer Vucetic testified at a public hearing before the New York State Climate Action Council. She expressed NYSAR’s concerns with specific recommendations to reduce carbon emissions, including prohibiting natural gas in new construction and banning new natural gas service to existing buildings beginning in 2024, prohibiting traditional heating and cooling system replacements beginning in 2030, and prohibiting gas appliance replacements beginning in 2035. NYSAR is deeply concerned that the Council’s recommendations on electrification would negatively impact property owners and worsen housing affordability in the state.

NYSAR Award nominations open
Nominations are now being accepted for the REALTOR® of the Year Award, Alan Yassky Distinguished Service Award and Community Service Award.
The deadline to apply is June 24. Learn more about the awards and the award application process.

NYS Commercial Conference
The 20th NYS Commercial Association of REALTORS®annual conference is being held on June 6-8 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona.   Registration is completed on a first-come, first-served basis so register today! View the full conference brochure and registration form.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit
The regional, two-day Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will be held June 13-14 at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, New Jersey. The Summit is designed for brokers, agents, managers, association boards/staff and affiliate partners who wish to explore their understanding of DEI in Real Estate. Learn the skills needed to be successful and create actionable steps for impactful change. Learn more about the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit.

EDUCATION

NYSREEF Fair Housing auction
The New York State Real Estate Education Foundation is auctioning off a FREE TUITION to the At Home With Diversity class September 6-7, 2022, a Blue Fair Housing Hoodie (Large), a Fair Housing Pop Socket for your Smart Phone, and a Diversity Lapel Pin!
Bidding ends on May 31.
To bid, visit the NYSREEF Facebook page!
NYSREEF May auction item
The New York State Real Estate Education Foundation is auctioning off a Family Picnic Backpack by Romali for four people. It includes a folding wooden table/cutting board, insulated cooler compartment, wine holder, waterproof picnic bag and blanket, cloth napkins, cutlery and place settings for four, salt and pepper, and corkscrew set. It also features a USB port and room for laptop. Bidding ends on May 31. To bid, visit the NYSREEF Facebook page!

Pricing Strategy Advisor – Mastering the CMA
May 25 & 26 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

6.00 CE Hours | Instructor: Roseann Farrow
Members: $150
Enhance your skills providing clients with property pricing guidance, creating CMAs, working with appraisers and educating clients on potential misconceptions about home values.
This course may also be used as an ABR/GRI/SRS elective or may substitute for GRI-7 Property. To receive your Pricing Strategy Advisor certification, attend this course and complete and submit the PSA application with a one-time fee of $179. Register now!

Certified International Property Specialist: Global Real Estate –
Local Markets
June 1 & 2 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

7.5 CE Hours | Instructor: Linda Lugo 
Members: $150
Learn how to connect with foreign buyers and investors and uncover global opportunities in your local market. Advantages of international investment in the US market will be discussed as well as how to position your local real estate market in a global economy.  This is the first of four courses NYSAR will offer this year that can be applied towards the CIPS designation – others will include: Global Real Estate – Transaction Tools, June 16 & 17; Africa and Int’l Real Estate, October 27 & 28; and the Americas and Int’l Real Estate, November 16 & 17. Register now!

GRI-5: Buyers
June 6 & 7 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

7.5 CE Hours; 3.0 in Fair Housing and 2.0 in Agency | Instructor: Randy Templeman
Members: $125
Demonstrate your value to buyers from listing to closing. Learn strategies to secure more buyer clients; guide buyers through the process from pre-qualifying to closing; assure Fair Housing compliance; keep you, your clients and customers safe. Fulfills NYS Fair Housing and 2.0 hours Agency training requirements.  Register now!

GRI-6: Sellers
June 8 & 9 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

7.5 CE Hours | Instructor: Lin Fields
Members: $125
Represent seller clients in a way that keeps them coming back. Get a compet­itive advantage with strategies to gain more listings; get clients to price to sell; enhance your marketing; avoid Fair Housing violations and safety concerns.
Register now!

National Designation/Certification Class Refresher
For active REALTORS® who have earned other NAR-family designations/certifications may retake previously completed designation/certification course for only $50, provided their dues are current!

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

FREE Legal Update course information
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 2022 Legal Update course dates are: June 15July 18August 16September 20October 26November 21 and December 12.

To view the recording of the May NYSAR Legal Update, click here.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

NYSAR Lobby Day drew REALTORS® to Albany
On Tuesday, May 10, hundreds of REALTORS® from across the state converged on Albany during NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day to advocate on critical REALTOR® issues and legislation. Issues included removing the ban on telemarketing during states of emergency, opposition to “good cause eviction” and the All-Electric Building Act, and support for transparency and fairness in cooperative housing. NYSAR 2022 President Jennifer Vucetic and Assemblyman John McDonald of the Capital Region delivered opening remarks, while NYSAR Director of Government Affairs Mike Kelly provided an overview of legislative issues. For those who have not filled out the Lobby Day expense reimbursement form, please do so at your earliest convenience.

NYSAR continues to urge lawmakers to fix telemarketing ban
NYSAR continues to urge state lawmakers to pass legislation (S.7656/A.8662) that would make technical amendments to current law in order to allow for telemarketing activities during declared states of emergency. The bill was NYSAR’s top issue discussed with lawmakers during our Lobby Day earlier this week. Several months ago, NYSAR organized a coalition effort to help advocate for the bill.  Complete the NYSAR Call for Action.

MEMBER PERK

All-in-one real estate CRM platform Wise Agent
Wise Agent combines contact management, lead automation, transaction management, and real estate marketing software. Wise Agent has built seamless partner integrations to numerous other leading real estate technology companies in the industry, giving real estate professionals the opportunity to run their entire business on one system. To learn more, visit www.WiseAgent.com/NYSAR.

RPAC

Night @ the Museum raises $16,000+ for RPAC
RPAC of New York’s Night at the Museum and Dinner was a historic success. This SOLD-OUT event raised over $16,000 for RPAC through 100 ticket sales. A great big shout out to NYSAR President Jennifer Vucetic for her vision and to all the attendees from across New York for committing to protect and defend our industry with your generous RPAC support. Thank you!

2022 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
Local boards are busy event planning a bowling event, Happy Hour and more. Click on the image below to be redirected to the event registration site. To view the complete event calendar, click here.

Looking for RPAC Event Inspiration?
New York’s local boards raised over $225,000 for RPAC through 50 events held across the state in 2021 both virtual and in person. To view a complete list of these events to inspire 2022 event planning, click here.

2022 RPAC & Advocacy Materials now Available
Brand new versions of the NYSAR RPAC Flyer, NAR RPAC Flyers and 2022 advocacy agendas are now available. To view these items, click here.

 

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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.