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CE CLASSES -
LCBR is offering continuing education classes in the month of September.
For more information,
FREE WEBINAR - The
REALTOR® University Lecture Series is hosting the Mortgage Design
Proposal: A Better Balance Between Building Home Equity and
Affordability on September 8, 2015. For more information,
CONFERENCE - The Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS & The
Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies at the University of
are presenting the CT Commercial Real Estate Conference on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from1:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT.
For more information and/or to register visit, click here.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF CT
HOUSING COALITION -
Don’t miss Connecticut’s
largest gathering of affordable housing practitioners and advocates. The
annual conference of the Connecticut Housing Coalition will be held on
Tuesday, September 29th, from 8:15am-4:00pm, at the Connecticut
Convention Center in Hartford. This year’s event promises 14
wide-ranging workshops, inspiring presenters, practical training and
valuable networking opportunities.
This year’s plenary session features Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference. NHC serves as a resource for the affordable housing community on housing policy issues, communications and messaging and research on both the challenges and best practices in affordable housing today. Chris leads the organization’s strategic direction for its policy, communications and research work and serves as a national thought leader on affordable housing and community development issues.
is one of the
event's co-sponsors, therefore, members of CTR
register for the reduced member's registration fee. To learn more
about the event,
click here. To register for the event,
READING THE LAND COURSE - Thursday, September 10th - Sharing this great event that will inform you of very valuable information on several lakes........... It is at no cost and is presented by the Northwest Conservation District ... You register by e-mailing the gal at the end of the info....
FirstLight Power is partnering with the Northwest Conservation District to offer a free three hour “Reading the Land” course for real estate professionals interested in the sale of properties on Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, and areas of the Housatonic River in Falls Village and Bulls Bridge. FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (“FirstLight”) holds a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) for Housatonic River Project No. 2576 (the “Project”). Article 413 of the Project License requires FirstLight to regulate the non-project use and occupancy of the lands and waters within the Project’s boundary.
The course will be held on Thursday, September 10 at the First Light offices, 143 West Street Extension Suite E, New Milford, starting at 8:30AM. Attendees will learn about First Light’s Project Boundary on lake and river front properties and the legal requirements and processes for proper permitting. First Light’s initiative to re-establish riparian buffers on lake front properties for water quality purposes, as part of their FERC licensing, will also be outlined. Professional environmental consultants will be in attendance, as well, presenting the concept of Low Impact Development (LID) and the important role lake and river front designs for riparian buffers play in preserving water quality. Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Griswold Nelson
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.
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
SEPT20 to receive
your purchase when you enroll in any online CE course taken through
our online course catalog! This promotion expires September 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.