LCBR BULLETIN BOARD
CHFA Attitude/Awareness Survey:
The Executive Director of Connecticut Housing Finance
Authority, Karl Kildufff, is requesting input from those they work with
to improve the results of their work and how they interact and
collaborate with their partners and customers. The response to last
year's survey was strong and CHFA acted on many of the findings,
therefore, they are asking everyone to complete this year's survey, so
they can determine how they may further improve their organization.
Take Survey Read
LATEST REGS FOR WATER TREATMENT DISCHARGE LUNCH N' LEARN -
Professional Water Systems is hosting a Latest Regulations for Water
Treatment Discharge Lunch N' Learn at no cost to LCBR members on
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Board
office. The topics covered will include the following: latest
regulations on water treatment discharge; what should be tested as part
of your home inspection; how wells work; and how wells become
contaminated. To register,
Program – ECAR is hosting a Commercial & Investment Real Estate
Certification (CIRE) program during the month of December. Commercial
real estate is very different from residential real estate. Agents need
to be properly trained to avoid liability issues and loss of potential
profits. It is also a violation of the NAR Code of Ethics to do
commercial or investment transactions without proper training.
"Realtors® shall not undertake to provide specialized professional
services concerning a type of property or service that is outside their
field of competence..." This program teaches the foundations needed to
provide commercial and investment real estate brokerage services.
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 FALL25 to receive
your purchase when you enroll in any online CE course taken through
our online course catalog! This promotion expires October 31,
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.