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NAR decisions from Anaheim's Annual Conference

The NAR Board of Directors meeting at the end of the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim on Monday voted to rescind a Multiple Listing Service policy on the display of Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings on franchisors' Web sites. The BOD took actions on other areas of business including MLSs, appraisals, professional standards, code of ethics and federal policy. 

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Need CORE in 2011?

Licensees need the mandated CORE course at least once every four years as required by KREC. In addition to CORE hours, the course counts as 6 hours law CE. The course must be completed by December 31, 2011 to count as hours for this year.

CORE Schedule
November 16 - Lexington (walk-in still available) - Hilton Garden Inn
November 28 & 29 - Live Web
December 1 - Murray
December 6 & 7 - Live Web
December 15 - Bardstown
December 16 - Louisville
December 19 & 20 - Live Web
December 29 & 30 - Live Web

Check the calendar for all upcoming education

Leadership Conference for KAR

November 30 & December 1

The upcoming Leadership Conference is being hosted in Lexington on November 30 & December 1. It is open to local association presidents and president-elects, KAR board of directors and delegate body, KAR committee chairs and vice chairs, KREEF Trustees, RPAC Trustees, and local association executives and secretaries. Hotel cut-off has been extended through Friday, November 18. To view a complete schedule - including a BPOR course, RPAC Training, speakers and networking - click below.  

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Upcoming courses to help get your annual CE and generate more business

Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) ABR elective:
Clarion Hotel
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
10am - 5pm (EST)
Instructor: Sandy Huwel
6 hours law CE
Early-bird rate: $99 (before Nov 23)
After Nov 23 or walk-in rate: $129
Register Now (and learn more)

Silver Bullet Solutions (CRS 1-Day):
REALTOR® Assoc. of SKY Board Office 
180 W. Professional Park Ct.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
9am - 5:30pm (CST)
Instructor: Michael Selvaggio
Early-bird rate: $99 (before December 1)
After Dec 1 or walk-in rate: $129
Register Now (and learn more)

Silver Bullet Solutions Bowling Green, Kentucky
Watch to learn more about the Silver Bullet course

To download the entire schedule through 2011, click here.

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Don't pay $500 at the end of the year

If you are looking for ways to get your annual CE requirements, take a look at these options (and don't get hit with a $500 fine at the end of the year):

Online Courses

Live Web Courses

Classroom Courses
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KAR Affinity Partners 

UPS (New Program) 

KAR members can save up to 30% on UPS shipping. Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.


Showing Suite
Get feedback on your listings, improve communication with your sellers, and set yourself apart from your competition with HomeFeedback®.

Drug Card

As a member, you, your family & friends may be able to lower your prescription drug costs.

Nationwide Insurance
Offering you a special insurance program that could save you up to $500 with special rates on your auto policy.

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Learn more and enroll here (to enroll, click the "Join the Program" button on the left side)

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