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August 6, 2022

REALTOR® NEWS

Across the Association
In this edition of Across the Association, learn why now is the right time to give NYSAR’s Leadership Academy a try and more.Watch now!

Apply to the 2023 NYSAR Leadership Academy
The NYSAR Leadership Academy identifies, educates, and inspires future leaders in a professional, supportive environment. The Advisory Board is seeking applicants representing a cross-section of the profession for the 2023 Leadership Academy class. Applications are due August 31. To learn more and download the application, click here!

EDUCATION

NYSREEF August Auction item
The August NYSREEF auction item is a Ring Video Doorbell Bundle in satin nickel finish with Echo Show 5 (2nd generation.) See, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC and receive mobile notifications when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers your built-in motion sensors. Powered by the built-in rechargeable battery or connects to existing doorbell wires for constant power. Also, pair with select Alexa-enabled devices to enable announcements and two-way talk for convenient in-home monitoring. Bidding ends on August 31. To 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!

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:  August 16September 20October 26November 21 and December 12.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Clarification on effective dates for new CE changes
On July 20, the Department of State published proposed rulemaking updates to implement recent changes in education standards for the real estate salesperson qualifying course, which were signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul last December. Under the new law, individuals taking the real estate salesperson qualifying course will be required to take two additional hours of pre-licensing education in fair housing; and individuals taking the real estate brokers qualifying course will be required to take an additional 32 hours of pre-licensing education of which 10 hours are devoted to fair housing. Instructors will also be required to submit electronically to the DOS an affirmation of compliance pertaining to the instruction of the established curriculum. The anticipated effective date of these new regulations is December 21, 2022. DOS will be holding one public hearing for comment on these regulations on September 21, 11:00 a.m. at 123 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York. Learn more.

Additionally, licensees are required to take 2 hours of implicit bias and 2 hours of cultural competency education within the existing 22.5 hours of required continued education, which will go into effect September 21, 2022.

New York estimates budget gap in coming years due to economic slow-down
The Division of Budget projected a multi-billion budget gap in the coming years due primarily to a reduction in personal income tax estimates and the recent economic downturn. A budget gap means that estimated revenue from state taxes will not be enough to meet state spending expectations. The state estimates a $310 million budget shortfall by 2024 and $3.6 billion shortfall by 2025. The state, however, currently holds roughly $9 billion in a reserves. To read the state’s Quarterly Update and financial plan overview, click here.

MEMBER PERK

Enjoy discounts on rental cars with AVIS and Budget
Use your B155163 Avis and Budget Car Rental Savings Program to get you where you need to go! Enjoy discounts on base rates, plus enroll in Avis Preferred® or Budget Fastbreak® to receive free perks like complimentary upgrades and more.

To save up to 35% off base rates with your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number B155163, click here!
To save up to 35% off base rates with your Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number R584763, click here!

RPAC

Hudson Gateway REALTORS® raise $30,000
HGAR raised over $30,000 during an RPAC dinner cruise around Manhattan past week! The event featured a delicious dinner, refreshing drinks and plenty of amazing sites of the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty. Thank you to the members and staff at HGAR for your support and hard work planning this event to benefit RPAC and to those who traveled from neighboring boards to attend and support the event.

Otsego Delaware raises $1,050
Congratulations to the Otsego Delaware board on raising $1,050 for RPAC this past week during an interactive Paint and Sip event. The event featured painting, drinks and munchies while supporting RPAC. Thank you Otsego Delaware REALTORS® for your continued support.

Call for Auction items to be featured during RPAC Karaoke in Saratoga
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 Business Meetings in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, October 1 . 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 and the value by Friday, September 16.
Please also complete the RPAC in-kind donation form for your auction item donation. Local boards and individual members will receive RPAC credit worth the market value of the auction item donations!

August Auction Item – Portable Projector
View your favorite movies, tv shows or presentations with this portable HOWWOO projector with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities to connect to your phone or other devises. The projector also includes a 100” screen. Perfect for indoor or outdoor movies under the summer night sky. Bidding will end Wednesday, August 31. To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group.

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.2022 Local Board RPAC Events on the Calendar
Local boards are busy event planning with an RPAC picnic on the July calendar, boat cruise in August and more in the works.  To view the event calendar, click here.

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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.