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KAR Legislative & Business Meeting
February 7-9
Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort, KY
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Right now, the real estate industry is facing some major hurdles. As an advocate for real estate, plan on joining 150 other members in Frankfort to make sure housing priorities are being protected. Come up for the Hill Visits and Legislative Reception on Wednesday or stay the entire time and attend other functions like the committee meetings to hear important industry updates or the Board meeting where decisions will be made that affect your Association. Rooms at the Capital Plaza Hotel are full so visit the link above to find out the other options available.

Antitrust allegations against MLS and Assn. dismissed

A federal court has considered whether there was a restraint of trade by an association and an MLS over ethics complaints filed against a member.

Keith Castonguay ("Owner") is the owner of the real estate brokerage firm MLSonline.com, Inc. ("Brokerage"). The Owner had started the firm in 2001 with a business model that focused on internet marketing. In addition to operating his own website, he also purchased a number of domain names containing "mls" and used these to drive traffic to his own website.

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KAR Broker Summit

Monday, April 23
Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS Office
Louisville, Kentucky
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Price - $89 (before 4/9), $125 (after 4/9)
(includes lunch, refreshments and materials needed)
Limited seating available
Keynote Speaker: Oliver Frascona
Oliver E. Frascona is a shareholder in Frascona, Joiner, Goodman, and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. His practice areas include real estate, brokerage law, contracts, finance, land use, leasing, real estate title, business law, Watch Oliver in actionassociation law, and litigation. Frascona is also a REALTOR®, author, speaker who presents almost daily on agency, ethics, financing, legal risk reduction and professional standards education. He has written numerous books, presented at NAR for a number of years and has been seen on CNN. Oliver's the entertaining, can't-miss, makes-you-remember-his seminar kind of speaker that every REALTOR® will enjoy listening to. You will be sure to walk away with ideas that can be implemented in your business immediately and ways to reduce you and your agents' risk.

Other topics being covered include E&O insurance, financing/mortgage, legal issues, technology, KY's economic climate and industry updates at the state and national levels. The day will be filled with take-aways that you can implement at your office and share with your agents immediately!

CRS Course: Silver Bullet Solutions - May 10

CRSSilver Bullet Solutions (CRS 1-Day):
Thursday, May 10
CRS & GRI elective, 3 hours elective CE credit
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 April 26)
After April 26 or walk-in rate: $129
Register Now (and learn more)

GRI schedule posted

The GRI schedule is posted now for 2012 - keep in mind, all GRI courses count towards CE. A change for this year is the GRI specific electives will not be offered, however, any NAR certification or designation course hours - online or classroom - will count as GRI elective hours, call KAR for more info 800.264.2185.

GRI courses

- GRI 1: Professionalism in RE - April 30 & May 1
- GRI 2: Smart Marketing - Nov 1 & 2
- GRI 3: Financing the Successful Transaction - Sept 6 & 7
- GRI 4: From Offer to Contract to Closing - Oct 24 & 25
- GRI 5: Systems for Success - May 23 & 24

Find out more and register

Lose the year end stress - get your CE early

Make it a New Year's resolution to get your CE completed now and lose the hassle and stress later in the year. We have several affordable online courses available that can be started now and completed on your schedule - 24/7 from any computer.

Online CE Courses

- Know the Code: Real Estate Ethics (6 hours) 
- Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs and Auctions (6 hours)
- Environmental Issues in Real Estate (6 hours)
- Real Estate Finance Today (3 elective hours)
- Fair Housing (3 law hours)

Register here for online CE courses

Advertise in the KY REALTOR Magazine

New for KAR members, the chance to advertise in the only state-wide real estate publication is now available. Limited space is available so act now to be included. To learn more, email hcooper@kar.com, call 800.264.2185 or click here.

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Housing inventory ends year down 22%

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Nationwide Open House - April 28 & 29


KAR is teaming up with associations across the country for the third annual Nationwide Open House weekend. The purpose is to encourage those who are thinking of buying a home to take advantage of unique home market factors including low interest rates, good selection of inventory and Kentucky's low cost of homeownership. REALTORS® should also take this opportunity to educate potential home buyers on the benefits of homeownership.

Look for more information in the next issue of the newsletter and check the website for updates and additional promotional materials.

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KAR members can save:
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January 2012
In This Issue
KAR Meeting
Antitrust allegations
KAR Broker Summit
CRS Course
CE early
KAR blog
Open House
UPS Discount

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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Broker Involvement


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 REALTORS® across the United States.

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

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