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Attend the KAR Annual Convention & Expo
Terry Watson will be the keynote (and CE instructor)!
A new course on the KY S.A.F.E. Act has been added to the schedule along with several other CE instructors including Bill Lublin, Heidi Fore, Virginia Lawson, Karen Pannell and MaryAnne Simmons.
The event will provide tons of great education (23 hours total - 15 law), tremendous networkings opportunities and a whole lot of fun including a REALTOR night out at Pluto's Alley with bowling, food, drinks and time to mingle with attendees from around the state. Roundtable discussions on Thursday will focus on social networking, photography, home staging, appraisal issues and legal issues.
The KAR Annual Convention & Expo is being held at the French Lick Resort
in French Lick, IN. The resort itself is very historic, brings with it a unique experience and has catered to famous guests from around the world.Watch a video about the French Lick Resort
Find out more here
|Voting for KAR Leadership
The membership of KAR may vote for all At-Large Directors and Region Directors in their region. Members of the Delegate Body vote for KAR Officers, Representatives to NAR, all At-Large Directors and Region Directors in their region. Note that the manner of the election of Region Directors shall be either directly by the entire membership of the region or indirectly by all member boards or associations in the respective regions. Regions may also request assistance from KAR in conducting their Region Director elections.
Members need not be registered for the Annual Convention to vote in the annual elections if they provide written notice to the Election Committee during the period beginning August 1 until 14 days before the beginning date of the Annual Convention (deadline of September 7) of their intent to vote.
For more information regarding voting, the composition of the delegate body and term limits, see page 7 of the election packet (link below).Read More
|LeadershipKAR Program - 2011
Join a program that will put you in a class by itself.
The LKAR program brings together a select group of members who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities and accomplishments and provides leadership development and training all while forging new relationships with others from across the state. Applications are now being accepted - deadline is December 31.
Find Out More Here
|LBAR member is Good Neighbor finalist
The NAR Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized REALTORSŪ who volunteer to serve the basic needs of some of the community's most vulnerable individuals. The 10 finalists have been selected and 5 winners will be selected at the NAR Conference in November. One of the finalists is a member of LBAR:
, RE/MAX Creative Realty, Lexington, Ky.
Mueller founded the Makenna Foundation, which in nine years has raised more than $1.2 million and is the largest fundraiser for the Kentucky Children's Hospital. Funds have provided state-of-the-art medical equipment and much-needed renovations. In July 2010, the foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center, with a child-friendly waiting room and 15 state-of-the-art exam rooms.Read More
|NAR Disputes HUD Ruling on Payments From Home Warranty Companies
In the June 25, 2010 issue of the Federal Register, the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a response (Docket # FR-5425-IA-01) to a 2009 request from NAR asking for clarification regarding compensation paid by home warranty companies to real estate agents and brokers. In particular, NAR wanted to know HUD's position regarding such compensation when given on a per-transaction basis.Read More
|9 Google products for real estate agents
Google offers a full suite of tools for real estate professionals that let you reach prospects in your region at all stages of their home search - while they're looking for properties, checking out locations, and selecting an agent or broker. It's how you reach more sellers, attract more buyers, and sell more homes. Read More
|5 steps to social media success
The number of real estate pros active on social media sites corresponds with that of the general population. According to the NAR 2010 Member Profile, 51 percent of all REALTORSŪ actively use social or professional Web sites. When the responses are limited to members 29 years of age and younger, that figure jumps to 79 percent.Read More
|Real estate sales tax myth explained
If you haven't received an email about the alleged real estate sales tax, you will. Probably, many readers have already received more than one. They go something like this: "Did you know that the new health care bill will make all real estate transactions subject to a 3.8% sales tax? Just think, if you sell your home for $400,000, there will be a $15,200 tax!" Well, it's not true and here is an explanation of the truth behind the tax.Read More
|Facebook privacy and status settings
With more than 500 million people now on Facebook, it's inevitable that you'll be friended by someone you know, but with whom you don't want to share your online life. Once you've accepted them as a friend, how do you avoid them without the awkwardness of unfriending them?
Facebook has made it easy to hide other members' status updates, as well as your own, through a few quick clicks on your profile.Read More
|Networking in a new city
How do you start and build a network in a new place? Relocating to a new city can be tough on anyone but especially someone in the real estate industry. From using Facebook and LinkedIn to joining industry groups, here are some tips for building your Rolodex in a new place. Read More
|REALTORŪ Benefit - Dental Insurance
In partnership with Ameritas Insurance Company and SASid (Smart And Simple insurance development), NAR has put together a custom-designed program to offer affordable and valuable large group dental insurance benefits to members and their families nationwide. Plans provide coverage for preventive, basic, and major dental expenses with the dentist of your choice. There are 4 plans to choose from, and most plans include bonus benefits like orthodontia, cosmetic, dental rewards and more. Learn More
|Win a '65 Mustang Convertible
The REALTOR Community Housing Foundation in Lexington (LBAR) is raffling tickets to win a 1965 Mustang Convertible. Only 2000 tickets will be sold (only 200 sold so far). Raffle will take place at LBAR at noon on September 24. You can purchase tickets online or call 859.276.2693 for more information. Purchase Tickets Here You must be 18 or older to participate. All proceeds benefit the Realtor Community Housing Foundation and its program. Raffle open to residents of the U.S. only. Winner responsible, upon delivery, for all applicable licensing, title fees and taxes, including IRS withholding tax. Charitable Gaming #ORG00001973
|Do buyers see your listings?
So why is REALTOR.comŪ so popular?
Our data is more accurate: updated every 15 minutes directly from most MLSs. This is crucial because once a consumer gets bad information from a site, they no longer trust it or return.
Also, REALTOR.comŪ has invested in making search even more intuitive and comprehensive than any other site. With all these new improvements there should be even more people looking at your listings.
|CRS Courses |
CRS 111 - Short Sales & Foreclosures
French Lick, INOctober 7 & 8
CRS 200 - Business Planning & Marketing
Find out more about dates, times, locations, pricing and how to register.Read More
|2010 KAR Nominations |
|Online CE courses through KREEF
It is now possible to earn CE credit for your real estate license renewal without leaving your home or office.
Three courses are available:Enviromental Issues in Real Estate
- 6 hours (3 hours law credit & 3 hours elective credit) Real Estate Finance Today
- 3 hours (3 hours elective credit)
Denim & Diamonds
You could win a 1-carat loose diamond!
Purchase your jar with a $50 contribution to RPAC for your chance to win a diamond. Drawing will be held at the KAR Convention (you do not have to be present to win).Purchase Form
Get involved in a program that will boost Kentucky's Call-for-Action response rates. If you are a real estate broker in Kentucky, please enroll (it's free and easy), and if you are an agent, please encourage your broker to join this effective network of broker leadership in public advocacy for REALTORSŪ across the United States. Learn more and enroll here
(to enroll, click the "Join the Program" button on the left side)
Local associations can apply for up to $5,000 - deadline is October 1.
|KAR social networks |
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benefit is being provided to you and your family & friends to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 54,000 national and regional pharmacies. Read More