LCBR BULLETIN BOARD
REALTOR.COM VIDEO SERIES - Realtor.com has launched a five-episode digital video series the "Home-Buying Process in Plain English with Elizabeth Banks" starring Elizabeth Banks, realtor.com's celebrity spokesperson. The video series presents advice on the start-to-finish stages on the home-buying process in an entertaining and easy to understand manner. To view the webisodes, click here.
LUNCH N' LEARN
- Chamberlin Kitchen & Bath is hosting a Countertops 101 Lunch N' Learn at no cost to
LCBR members on August 19th at LCBR's Board office. The topics covered
include: how to recognize countertops types; understanding your color
options; working within a budget; backsplash options; touch and feel
countertops samples; what are the advantages of each material and how to
sell them; and fees changes & tolerances.
DEVELOPMENT TRAINING - The Connecticut MLS is hosting a
professional development session at LCBR's Board office on August 5,
2015. During this course they will quickly show you how to reach
more clients, generate more leads and grow your business using the
comprehensive resources provided by the Connecticut MLS. To learn more
about this training and/or to register,
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER -
This year’s Annual Fundraiser which is coordinated by our Public
Relations Committee will benefit the Friendly Hands Food Bank and the
Torrington Community Soup Kitchen. Once again, the fundraiser will
include the opportunity to win door prizes such as a $500.00 Bantam Home
& Energy gift certificate. To see the current list of door prizes and
click here. The committee will send out the Annual Fundraiser
mailing to members in early August.
WEBINAR ON CLAIMING
.REALTOR DOMAIN - NAR is hosting a
webinar August 4th to who show members how easy it is to claim a
.REALTOR domain. Members can send questions and also learn about
three options for setting up a .REALTOR website.
WEBINAR - Learn winning lead gen tools and strategies from
realtor.com by attending realtor.com's "Let Us Lead the Way!"
free webinar on August 4th.
ASSOCIATION - Litchfield County Board of REALTORS®, Inc. has for
many years worked with the Builders Association regarding Legislative
Matters. We have had joint REALTOR®/Builder
Legislative meetings such as, Legislative Night, Meet the Candidates
Night and most recently Local Leadership Breakfast. It has always
been a pleasure to work with the Builders.
We are pleased to
announce that builder Greg Ugalde, whom many of you know from our
legislative meetings, is running for the Certified Chair of the
National Builders Association. If Greg is elected this would place
him third from the top position for Builders nationwide. To see
Greg's candidate speech,
GET YOUR .REALTOR DOMAIN NOW: Why should you register for a .REALTOR domain? The .REALTOR domain offers a clean slate of domain names to choose from, whereas most desirable .com domains are already taken. This is your opportunity to claim the. REALTOR of your choice. Don't hesitate register today and select the .REALTOR domain you have always dreamed of before another member claims it!
.REALTOR domain purchases by U.S. members will include an optional free profile website from REALTOR.com that will integrate a member's social media content, listings, and client recommendations - in one convenient location.
The .REALTOR domain
positions REALTORS® with a competitive edge in the online real estate
space by enabling the opportunity for future innovation, for example, a
.REALTOR search engine, making it easier for consumers to locate
REALTORS® and real estate services. To find out more about the
.realtor domain visit
NEW CE SHOP CE COURSE - The CE Shop now offers a new continuing education CE Course called Did you Serve? Identifying Homebuying 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. As an ADDED BONUS:
at checkout enter the promotional code SUMMER30 to receive
your purchase when you enroll in any online CE course taken through
our online course catalog! This promotion expires June 30, 2015.
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.
Bridgeport Board of REALTORS® offers a 60 hour Principles and
Practices. For more information,
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.
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
REALTOR® SAFETY VIDEO - Learn about safety for REALTORS® in a video produced by Florida REALTORS®. Safety Video 11.04.14
NAR's Safety Resources Page - For a compete list of safety resources provided by the National Association of REALTORS®, click here.
REALTOR® SAFETY WITH CLIENTS VIDEO - Watch this video for suggestions on steps you can take to stay safe with clients. 12.05.14
Creepy Phone Calls Put Mass. Agents on Edge - Police are warning real estate professionals in Massachusetts' South Coast region to be wary of suspicious phone calls. Read more...
Safety Tip #21 -
Have your Excuse Ready
- Part of being prepared
to deal with a threatening situation is having “an out.” Prepare a
scenario in advance so that you can leave—or you can encourage someone
who makes you uncomfortable to leave. Examples: Your cell phone or pager
went off and you have to call your office, you left some important
information in your car, or another agent with buyers is on his way.
MAKE OUR MARKS REMARKABLE
- Watch this video to learn why NAR protects the value of the REALTOR®
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ELECTRONIC KEY BOXES AVAILABLE AT THE BOARD OFFICE
ELECTRONIC KEY BOXES - We now have the ability to provide our members electronic Keys and Boxes. For information on obtaining an eKey which works on your smartphone, click here.