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Local real estate association wins copyright case 

A federal district court in Florida has awarded $2.7 million to the Key West Association of REALTORS® Inc. in its copyright infringement action against Robert Allen. In finding for the association and imposing such a large award, the court sent a strong message on behalf of copyright owners, said Attorney Steven Robert Kozlowski, who represented KWAR in the case.

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Ninja Selling

Monday, September 23 Galt House Hotel Louisville, Kentucky 10am - 6:30pm EST
Instructor: Mike Selvaggio

Group pricing:
1 person - $150
2 - 4 people - $125 each
5 or more - $100 each
Current CRS and/or GRI designees - $75
Approved for CRS and GRI elective credit and pending CE credit
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Be the next real estate TV star      

The company behind the show, House Hunters International, is looking for women real estate experts to have their own TV series. They are looking for a knowledgeable, confident, outspoken real estate agents to star in their own TV series and want to meet if you fit the following criteria.
1. Woman ages 40-55.
2. Have a confident big personality (like a Paula Deen of real estate)
3. Have been on local TV/News/written articles/blogs
4. Knows everything about residential real estate.

Email at developmentLA@LoudTelevision.com with your picture, contact information and short bio.

KAR Awards - nominations accepted       


Distinguished Service Award
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2013

Nat Sanders Education Award
Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2013

REALTOR® Community Service Award
Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Resort & Second Home Markets (RSPS) Course
Online - save 25% now  

Elective credit towards the GRI, CRS and ABR designations     

Save 25% when you register in June
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GRI: Get a freebie, audit discount offered      

KREEF offers rebate when program is completed      


That's right, if you complete your GRI designation by the end of 2014, no matter how many courses you have left to take, KREEF will reimburse you the cost of your last GRI course* (1 through 5). Even if you only have one course left to complete the program, you qualify. When you send in your completed GRI application, KREEF will send you a rebate on your last course. Call 800.264.2185 for details. *Rebate equal to the early-bird registration price.

Also, if you currently hold a GRI designation, you can audit any of the GRI courses (1 through 5) for only $50. By auditing a course, you not only receive updated information to help in your business, you also receive the continuing education credit associated with the course. It's a win-win!

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GRI/CRS Elective Course - Ninja Selling - September 23

Summer Business Meeting @ Lake Barkley       

June 18-21
Lake Barkley, Cadiz, KY

The KAR Summer Business Meeting is a great chance to network with colleagues in a relaxed, casual atmosphere while learning more about the current real estate market and what the state association is doing for you. This meeting will be the most fun you'll have all year! Here are some of the highlights:
* REALTOR® Cook Out and RPAC Auction
* Tech Share
* Barkley-B-Que
* Boat Cruise (register separate)
* RPAC Event and Social
* BOD and Delegate Body Meeting

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From the KAR blog:    


For the latest headlines, click here (there are hundreds to view) or check out some of the most popular posts below:

NAR's 2013 Legal Scan now available

Fannie Mae introduces tool to streamline short-sale process

7 apps for real estate

Red flags: How to spoil a home description

Realtor.com to provide commercial listings under new agreement

How to optimize your real estate photos for SEO

Five ways to stay top of mind in your real estate market

Subscribe: You can subscribe to receive daily updates by clicking the links on the right hand side of the blog home page. Guaranteed at least one new post daily.

CORE course available online - Save 20% now  

Also provides six (6) hours of law CE credit    

Save 20% when you register for limited time only
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Appraisal courses now being offered online      

KREEF is now offering online appraisal courses through McKissock Online Education. These courses include the USPAP course as well as a selection of over 20 elective courses needed to complete the annual training requirements.

The classes are approved by the Appraisal Qualifying Board (AQB) and also approved for Continuing Education by the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board.

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KAR Annual Convention & Expo  
September 24-26 
Galt House, Louisville, KY 

Apply for a KY REALTOR license plate 


KAR received approval from the state to produce an official KY specialty license plate. To start production, KAR needs to have 900 applications and fees collected. This is your chance to show off your REALTOR pride and support the real estate industry. If you want to learn more or have an interest in having your own plate, check out the instructions on the webpage.

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GEICO insurance discounts: Get a quote   

KAR and GEICO are working together to bring exclusive savings to members. Contact GEICO for a free quote on auto, homeowners, renters and motorcycle insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don't forget to mention your KAR affiliation, you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity. Visit the link below for an online quote or call 1-800-368-2734 for your free rate quote by phone.

KHC offers Conventional No MI Program     


Wouldn't your clients love to have up to another $1,000 a year? With the exclusive Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Conventional No Mortgage Insurance Program (No MI), they can!

KHC's No MI comes just as the Federal Housing Administration raised the monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium factors. This program enables eligible borrowers to go up to 97 percent of purchase price without having to pay upfront or monthly mortgage insurance. Based on a purchase price of $125,000, this could mean a savings of up to $1,000 a year!* Borrowers will have access to KHC's Down payment Assistance Programs, as well! For full details and terms, visit KHC's Web site, under Lenders/Realtors, Lender Services, Conventional No MI Program.


*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit KHC's Web site for full details.  


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June 2013


In This Issue
Copyright case
Ninja Selling
TV star
KAR awards
CORE course online
Lake Barkley
KAR blog
Appraisal courses
KAR Convention
KY license plate
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2013 RPAC Totals

What to know where your association stands in RPAC giving for the year, what your annual goal is or how you compare to the rest of the state? Check out the chart here.

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.

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Contact GEICO for a free quote on insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don't forget to mention your KAR affiliation, you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity.  


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.


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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.

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