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REALTORS HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS DRAWING

 

During the month of February, Linda Hull, Public Relations Chair of Litchfield County Board of REALTORS® and her Committee are seeking your support of their REALTORS® Have a Heart for Kids Program.  

Any LCBR Member that contributes during the month of February and through March 8, 2017 will be entered into the drawing for these great prizes:

*     $100 Lowes Gift Card- donated by Torrington Savings Bank

*     $100 Lowes Gift Card- donated by Torrington Savings Bank

*     $50 La Cucina Gift Card- donated by Ellie Peterson, REALTOR® Public Relations Committee Member

*     $50 Back Stage Gift Card- donated by Sherylann DiSalvo, EO of LCBR

 

REALTORS HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS CHALLENGE

 $100 DONATION CHALLENGE

Suzie Larson, REALTOR®, President-Elect is challenging other members to match her $100.00 donation to REALTORS® Have a Heart for Kids Give a Gift-Card Program!  Listed below are those that have already accepted the challenge.  If you would like to meet this challenge and have your name added to the list, submit your $100 or more contribution in the form of a gift card or check. 

     Ellie Peterson, REALTOR®

     Cathy Macias, REALTOR®

Sherylann DiSalvo

Joanne Donne, REALTOR®

David Sartirana, REALTOR®

Christine Hunter, REALTOR®

Michael Magistrali, Esquire, Affiliate

 

 

HOW TO DONATE:  As always any donation is appreciated.  Anyone may mail or drop off a contribution of either a gift card or check made payable to LCBR with RHAHFK in the memo during the entire month of February and though March 8, 2017.  Normal business hours are from 9:30AM-4:00PM, 21 Prospect Street, Suite E Torrington, CT 06790.  We hope all gift cards will be a minimum of Five Dollars ($5.00) and be clearly marked to indicate the value.  For more information on this program CLICK HERE.

 

LOCAL LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST:  Don't miss this year's Local Leadership Breakfast on March 22, 2017 at the Elks Lodge in Torrington.  All Litchfield County area Mayors and Selectmen have been invited to attend.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

 

TJ ZAPPULLA, REALTOR® SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE: The application is now available for the TJ Zappulla, REALTOR® Scholarship Grant.  For more information on who can apply and for the application, CLICK HERE.   The deadline to apply is March 23, 2017.

 

REALTOR® of the YEAR:  It's that time of year!  Visit the REALTOR® of  the page and send in your nomination for the LCBR REALTOR® you feel meets the criteria.  CLICK HERE for more information! The deadline to submit someone is March 17, 2017.

 

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.
Here is a link with more information,
 CLICK HERE We truly hope you will register, please let us know when you do.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, or be sure visit the Frequently Asked Questions section.

The CE Shop Promo

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.

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 www.tenanttracks.com.

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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