LCBR BULLETIN BOARD
How to Successfully Sell a
HUD Home: On September 28, 2017 Toni Ross, REALTOR®, will host this
program, offered at no cost to members, at the Board Office. Topics that
will be covered:
HUD Home OverView
Who Can Buy and Sell HUD Homes?
Benefits of Buying HUD Homes
Bidding and Submitting Offers
E-Signatures - Now Accepted
NAID & Broker Registration (handout)
Advertising HUD Homes (handout
For more information and to register CLICK HERE.
SmartMLS Support: While
we will do all we can to assist you when you call for SmartMLS assistance, Board
staff has limited access to the system.
SmartMLS Technical Support Help Desk
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
CE Classes: The
Education Committee will be hosting 4 CE Courses on September 20 and September
27, 2017. There will be two classes each day, the first class will start
with Mandatory Sign in at 8:30am and the class will start at 9am and run to
Noon. The second class will start with Mandatory Sign in at 12:30pm and
the class will run from 1pm to 4pm. The morning class will include pastry
and beverage service and the afternoon will offer a sandwich station.
For more information and to register please CLICK HERE.
BROKER INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM:
"The National Association of REALTORS® wants Broker Owners and their
Managers to bring decision-making authority, strong leadership, and your
agents' voices to Congress".- NAR
You may recall getting Calls for Action a few times this year, via email. We hope that you responded.
What NAR is finding, is that not many agents are responding to these VERY IMPORTANT Calls for Action. With your participation in the Broker Involvement Program, which won’t require a ton of your time or any money, the Calls for Action will be sent by NAR, but will look as though they are coming from you when your agents get them. It seems when the Broker sends it the agents pay attention and respond! Even if you don’t currently have any agents under you, please register!
CTR plans to increase their
2018 dues by $100 if at least one of two following benchmarks aren’t met in
2017 –at least 20% of CT REALTORS® responding to the first Call for Action
sent out before August 2017 or least 1000 members at the REALTORS® Rally in
May. HOWEVER, if they raise the dues because these things are not met,
anyone who responded to the Call for Action or attends the REALTORS® Rally
will get some sort of a credit towards the $100 increase.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, or be sure visit the Frequently Asked Questions section.
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.
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
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