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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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MEET THE CANDIDATES OCTOBER 24, 2016:  The state of Connecticut is projecting an over one billion dollar budget deficit for 2017 which may have a direct impact on the real estate industry.  How will Connecticut close the gap in the state budget?  Will new taxes and fees be levied on the real estate industry which is still recovering from the recession?  How would these increases affect YOUR business? 

REALTORS® must fight to protect their industry, therefore if you have been sitting on the political sidelines now is the time to step inside the arena.  You have the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with the candidates by attending Litchfield County Board of REALTORS®, Inc. Meet the Candidates Night on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Torrington Country Club.  The social hour begins at 5:30 PM and dinner around 6:45 PM.  Attend this program and learn about the candidates and their stance on legislative issues that may impact your livelihood.


Many thanks to Village Mortgage for sponsoring hors d’oeuvres!


                                                To register  please 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


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

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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