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When applying enter LCBR in the Discount Code Field to receive the rate of $59 for a TenantTracks membership.

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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

    203.750.6000

     

    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. 

    Morning Class
    Registered* LCBR Members: $20.00 per class
    Non-Members & Walk-ins: $30.00 per class
                

    Afternoon Class
    Registered* LCBR Members: $25.00 per class
    Non-Members & Walk-ins: $35.00 per class

    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.
    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
     


    MEMBER VALUE PLUS PROGRAM

     

    MAKE OUR MARKS REMARKABLE - Watch this video to learn why NAR protects the value of the REALTOR® Trademark.  Video
     
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