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Walk-in for the CRS course on Thursday

Walk-in is still available for the Thursday course in Bowling Green. Don't miss this opportunity to hear tips from a nationally recognized instructorCRSand receive a variety of education credits.

Silver 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 
Walk-in rate: $129
Register Now (and learn more)

Breach of fiduciary duty negated by courts

A New York court has considered whether a listing broker breached her fiduciary duty when she showed the eventual buyer other properties while she continued to represent the seller.

Franklin and Shelia Tretter ("Sellers") retained real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate ("Brokerage") to list their cooperative apartment for sale, with Barbara Lockwood ("Broker") serving as the listing broker. The Broker began marketing the apartment, and after a few months she received an offer that the Sellers accepted. However, the offer was contingent on the potential buyer being approved by the co-op board and the buyer failed to get approval from the co-op board.

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Summer Business Meeting @ Barkley

June 15 - 17
Lake Barkley Resort
Cadiz, Kentucky
Free registration for all KAR members
Register Here

This meeting is a great chance to network with colleagues from across the state in a relaxed, casual atmosphere while learning more about the current real estate market and what the state association is doing for you. Just might be the most fun you'll have all year!

Rooms are limited so call now to reserve. Room rates are $109.95/night, cottages are $219.95/night. Call 800.325.1708 or 270.924.1131 for reservations. Reference the KAR Summer Business Meeting.

For those attending - help raise RPAC funds by showcasing your talent at the REALTOR Idol talent show on Thursday night. Sing, juggle, bust-a-move, etc. - top vote getter is the champ. And there will also be another exclusive RPAC fundraiser held as well.

2012 Good Neighbor Awards 

Deadline: May 18 - Nomination Form
Webinar: FHA Preforeclosure Sale Program 
Wednesday, May 16 from 2-4

By attending this free webinar, you will be able to:
* Identify REALTOR "Best Practices" when utilizing FHA's Preforeclosure Program.
* Describe how HUD Servicers are required to apply loss mitigation tools to customers in need.
* Identify the benefits, features, and qualification criteria for FHA's Preforclosure Program.
* Recognize the difference between the market/appraised value for a property and the minimum acceptable net sale proceeds.

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Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) Course
Tuesday, June 12 from 1-5

Learn how to work with local employers to discuss employer-assisted housing (EAH), EAH's benefits and three options (homebuying workshops, one-on-onecounseling and financial assistance) employers can implement to help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work.

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GRI: The first step in the right direction

GRI is the only designation you don't have to pay or renew to keep. Based on 2011 survey data, the median income of REALTORS without a designation was $26,900 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $49,300. A difference of $22,400. Need another reason to earn the designation - 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 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

This is the year for ethics, due by Dec. 31

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training for the current cycle running January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. Failure to complete the required ethics training will be considered a violation of a membership duty and could result in membership suspension or termination. REALTOR® members can verify ethics completion by checking with their primary local association and should notify the primary local association when their requirement is completed.

There are several options offered by KREEF to satisfy the requirement and more may be added:

Know the Code: Real Estate Ethics (counts as 6 hours CE)
click to register

Become a leader in real estate

Would you like to join the ranks of some of the most successful REALTORS® from around the state? You can by becoming part of the LeadershipKAR program, offered by the Kentucky Association of REALTORS® since 2002. Recognizing that leadership development is an essential element in the process of improving your Association and profession, KAR attempts to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders in the state, encourage them with motivational activities and assist in sharpening their leadership skills in the hope they will exert a strong positive influence on the future of the Association and profession. 

Apply Now

KAR awards - nominations accepted

REALTOR® of the Year Award
Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2012

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2012

Nat Sanders Education Award
Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2012

REALTOR® Community Service Award
Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2012

Need referrals? 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. Pricing is affordable. To learn more, email hcooper@kar.com, call 800.264.2185 or click here.

Save up to 30% on UPS shipping


KAR members can save up to 30% off UPS Express air and international shipments. All this with the peace of mind that comes from using the carrier that delivers outstanding reliability, greater speed, more service, and innovative technology. UPS guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the US than any other carrier.

Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.

KAR members can save:
* Up to 30% on UPS Next Day Air® and Worldwide Express®
* Up to 23% on UPS 2nd Day Air®
* Up to 10% on business services at The UPS Store®

Sign up today

KHC's Home Buyer Tax Credit available to buyers  

Do you have clients that wish they still had access to the Home Buyer Tax Credit? With KHC, they still do!

KHC's Home Buyer Tax Credit is available through a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC), which reduces the amount of federal income tax paid by a homeowner, giving them more available income to qualify for a mortgage loan. The tax credit is effective for the life of the loan, as long as the homeowner lives in the home! Home buyers must use an MCC-approved lender.

To learn more about the KHC Home Buyer Tax Credit, as well as other programs offered by KHC, visit KHC's website. You can stay up-to-date on all KHC news, events, and products through KHC's eGram service. Register today!

May 2012
In This Issue
CRS course
Breach of duty
Summer meeting
Disaster relief
EAH Course
KAR blog
GRI schedule
KAR Awards
KAR social networks
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REALTORS® have the chance to come together and become one voice on the local, state, and national level. Contribute to RPAC to ensure the REALTOR® voice is heard.

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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