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October 23, 2021

REALTOR® NEWS

Code of Ethics requirement deadline reminder
A reminder that the current National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics training cycle expires on December 31, 2021. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program is one program that fulfills the Code of Ethics requirement.
For more information and to check your Code of Ethics status, click here.

NYS Housing Market Report September 2021
“The median price of homes has continued to climb for 17 consecutive months in year-over-year comparisons, while sales declined in September for the first time since August of 2020.”
To read the full report, click here.

NY HERO Act Frequently Asked Questions available on NYSAR.com
On September 6, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under the New York HERO Act. This designation requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans. For FAQ’s regarding the NY HERO Act, visit NYSAR.com. 

REALTORS® Triple Play 2021
Registration is now open for REALTORS® Triple Play 2021, which is scheduled to be held December 6-9, 2021 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ. To view the schedule of events and to register, click here!

EDUCATION

October NYSREEF Auction Item
It’s October already! Can you believe it? I know we’ve all been busy with the NYSAR Virtual Fall Business Meetings, but it’s time for another NYSREEF auction item!
Enter your bid today for the Kate Spade “Darcy” Large Bucket Classic Saddle Bag. Bidding starts at $100 and will end on October 31.
To place your bid, visit the NYSREEF Facebook page.

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!

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 November 18 and December 14.

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

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

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Early voting across the state begins October 23
On Saturday, October 23, New Yorkers can begin early in-person voting, which runs through Sunday, October 31. November 1 is the last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot for the November general election, which is Tuesday, November 2. To find your early voting polling site or your election day polling site, visit the state Board of Elections by clicking here.

Rochester vacancy rate fails to meet threshold for rent control
A recent rental vacancy study commissioned by the city of Rochester found that the city does not meet the state threshold for rent stabilization protections. New York State passed a law in 2019 allowing cities to opt-in to a rent stabilization program, under which the state would limit how much landlords could increase rents each year, however, those cities must show a vacancy rate of less than 5 percent in its rental housing. The Rochester study found a vacancy rate of 9 percent. Learn more.

Eligible landlords can still apply for rental assistance funding, even if tenants have vacated
Earlier this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that an additional $125 million in state funding is now available to assist landlords whose tenants have vacated with arrears or declined to apply or participate in the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Landlords can apply for the new first come, first serve Landlord Rental Assistance Program as of October 7 for funding of up to 12 months of past-due rent. You can find more information on the new Landlord Rental Assistance Program, including qualifications and application process by clicking here.

MEMBER PERK

Protect your business from a data breach with 360 Coverage Pros
Mitigate and minimize the devastating effects of a data breach while ensuring your business remains compliant with federal and state regulations. To learn more, visit 360CoveragePros.com/NYSAR or call 866.389.0024.

RPAC

Flash Auction Item – Fire Tablet & Chanel Allure
Flash Auction Item: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet and bottle of Chanel Allure for Her perfume donated by Nancy Rome from the Jefferson Lewis Board of REALTORS®. This item will be live for just seven days. Bidding will end on Wednesday, October 27 at 5 p.m. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group.

Congrats HGAR for raising another $1,000!
Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® raised another $1,000 for RPAC through proceeds collected during a Fall Happy Hour mixer at Gio’s in New City, Rockland County.
Thank you to the members of HGAR for your ongoing support of RPAC and for taking your RPAC efforts across the vast jurisdiction of HGAR covering many counties. Your RPAC leadership is greatly appreciated!

October Auction Item – NY Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres @ Madison Square Garden
The October auction item is two tickets to a New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets include a 20% discount on food/beverages too. Thank you to Nina Amadon from the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® for the donation.
Bidding will end at  on Friday, October 29 at 5 p.m. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group. 

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.