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When applying enter LCBR in the Discount Code Field to receive the rate of $59 for a TenantTracks membership.

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2016 PUBLIC RELATIONS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER:  The Public Relations Committee is seeking donations for their Annual Fundraiser.  This year’s recipients are FISH and The Salvation Army. You can find a contribution form on our website. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Board office. Contributors will be recognized on our website and local newspapers. For more information including this years door prizes, please click here.

 

MOBILE DEVICES Q&A:  Wireless Zone®, Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer will present this on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Board office.  This is offered at NO cost, to LCBR Members only.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE .  Seating is limited!

 

EDUCATION PANEL BREAKFAST: On October 5, 2016, the Education Committee of LCBR will be hosting an Education Panel at the Elks Lodge in Torrington.  Very relevant topics!  For more information CLICK HERE.

 

CODE OF ETHICS CE COURSE SEPTEMBER 21, 2016: The Education Committee of Litchfield County Board of REALTORS has scheduled a Code of Ethics Continuing Education Course on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Attending will earn you three elective credits towards the 2018 credits needed for license renewal, AS WELL AS, satisfy the NAR Quadrennial requirement that all REALTORS have to have completed a Code of Ethics course between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016.  Failure to satisfy the NAR requirement by December 31, 2016 will result in suspension of REALTOR Membership. If you are not sure if you need to take the class for the NAR Requirement, please call the Board office, 860-482-9816 or email assistant@litchfieldboard.com .  For more information including cost CLICK HERE.

 

REALTORS® Conference and Expo: What’s the secret to earning more money in real estate? Attending the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 4-7 in Orlando, FL. Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you’ll be networking with some of the most successful pros in the industry! Register today at www.REALTOR.org/Conference

 

BACKYARD FARMING - Backyard (urban) farming which includes growing fruits and vegetables, raising farm animals and honey bee farming is on the rise. Read the National Association of REALTORS® current Hot Topic Alert to learn about this growing trend and the laws affecting it.  Read more...
HOME IMPROVEMENTS - Before you decide to update your home read this informative article to learn about "The 8 Most Financially Save Home Improvement.  Read more...

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NEW CE SHOP CE COURSE -  The CE Shop now offers a new continuing education CE Course called Did you Serve?  Identifying Home buying Advantages for Veterans course is now available in your course catalog!

ONLINE CE COURSES- LCBR is partnered with The CE Shop to provide CE training in an easy to use on-line format; you can access great online continuing education courses that are state approved and 100% accredited!  Additionally, once you complete the course you can access your certificate instantly and The CE Shop manages all reporting to the state.   You must use the following link to  register for these courses, click here to register. 
                                                                                   

PRINCIPALS & PRACTICES COURSES OFFERED -  The Greater Waterbury Board of REALTORS®, Inc. Institute for Real Estate offers a 60 hour Principles and Practices of Real Estate course to qualify students for real estate licensing.  Their P&P course is a continuous start program which allows new students to begin the course on any Tuesday (depending on availability). The class are held on Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM.  For more information, click here.

The Greater Bridgeport Board of REALTORS® offers a 60 hour Principles and Practices. For more information, click here. 
 

LCBR & TENANTTRACKS - Have you taken advantage of the agreement Litchfield County Board of REALTORS has with TenantTracks? They offer exclusive historical and up-to-date eviction data from all 15 Connecticut Courts covering Summary Process cases including Bantam Court. Other screening services typically provide eviction data from just the 6 major Housing Courts in Connecticut leaving owners at risk. All evictions in Litchfield County are conducted at the Bantam Courthouse and their eviction records are not online or part of a national database. Rental property owners are at risk of non-paying, disruptive and/or destructive tenants moving around unchecked if people are not screening renters through TenantTracks.

The cost of using TenantTracks is $59 per year for the account set up and compliance fee while each tenant screening report costs only $25.  When applying enter LCBR in the Discount Code Field to receive the rate of $59 for a TenantTracks membership.
Each screening report provides much better data in a comprehensive summary of the prospective tenant’s credit history, national and state eviction and criminal database records, terrorist watch list, civil court, small claims court and sex offender searches.  The report also includes a color-coded, summary page for quick interpretation of the results.  To apply for a membership or for more information about TenantTracks visit their website at www.tenanttracks.com.

Recently TenantTracks has implemented a new screening algorithm that allows the user to search for known "Alias Names" and "Nicknames" against all our CT Civil, Eviction and Criminal databases. To learn more about this feature, click here.  11.04.14
 


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