The 100th Anniversary Commemorative Books are here!! If you didn't get your copy at the Open House, please stop by the board office to pick it up. Extra copies are available for $10 plus hardback copies for $25.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK
Monday, December 25
WSRAR Office Closed for Christmas Holiday
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED
Online registration is preferred. To register for education classes and membership events, update your personal information, or pay an invoice, go to www.wsrar.com. Click on the green Member Services button on the top right. Use your NRDS# as your login and your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
The National Association of REALTORS® requires all members to take Code of Ethics training on a Biennial basis (once every two years)between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. REALTORS® who join the Association after January 1, 2017 and attend New Member Orientation have already fulfilled their Code of Ethics training.
Cracking the Code with the CE Shop and these two classes below through Real Time Learn will give you 4 hours CE elective and satisfy NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement. Scruples and the Code of Ethics: O/L | Instructor Jo Mangum Staying on the Right Path: O/L | Instructor Cindy Chandler
If you get a new Apple watch for Christmas, wonderful! But please don’t wear it when using your SUPRA eKEY. It can cause issues with the Bluetooth connectivity and prevent your eKEY from working correctly.
NAR CALL FOR ACTION
Federal Issues of Interest TAX REFORM: Wednesday, the House and Senate voted to pass massive tax reform. NAR remains concerned that the overall structure of the tax reform bill poses problems for homeowners and the broader housing market, but the conference committee has made some important improvements to the House and Senate legislation. Click here to view a list of the key provisions relevant to our industry. NET NEUTRALITY: On Thursday, December 14, in a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality regulations. The purpose of net neutrality regulations was to prevent internet service providers from controlling connection speed or prioritizing some websites over others. NAR has been a strong supporter of maintaining net neutrality in order to protect real estate professionals’ use of the Internet to market listings and services. NAR will continue to work with Congress groups and the telecommunications industry to create a legislative remedy that protects consumers and businesses.
FLOOD INSURANCE: On December 8, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was extended as part of a continuing resolution to keep the government open for two weeks until Dec. 22nd. NAR will continue working with Congress to ensure that the NFIP does not lapse while the Senate works on its version of the 5-year reauthorization and reform measure. Read NAR's letters to both the House and Senate urging an extension.
Local Issues of Interest UDO-283 (text amendment allowing multi-family residential in HB and GO without re-zoning process): After a public hearing on Thursday, December 14, the Planning Board voted to pass UDO-283 to the City Council without Planning Board recommendation. The Board discussed neighborhood concerns about the repercussions of development in HB and GO zones and heard support for UDO-283 from several WSRAR members.
Join us as we kick off the next 100 years! We encourage you to complete your committee sign up form early to get a jumpstart on 2018!
Have you always dreamed of one day being named a REALTOR® Magazine 30 Under 30 honoree? This could be your year. Tell us how you’re killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community by filling out an application today. The deadline for applying is Jan. 12, 2018.
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