July 2nd, 2010
4th of July Holiday
The NKAR/NKMLS offices will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of
Independence Day. If you need assistance with Rapattoni MLS, please call
1-866-730-7114. Support ID 3721
After a close brush with the deadline, Congress has passed an extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit closing deadline, the Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act (H.R. 5623). The extension applies only to transactions that have ratified contracts in place as of April 30, 2010 that have not yet closed. The legislation is designed to create a seamless extension to new closing deadline for eligible transactions, which is now September 30, 2010. There will be no gap between June 30 and the date the President signs the bill into law.
NAR worked closely with Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to enact this important legislation. Extending the Tax Credit Closing deadline will help provide additional stability to real estate markets across the nation.
For additional information on the extension visit www.realtor.org/government_affairs
Additionally, the United States Senate has passed the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 5569) an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2010. This will allow transactions to move forward. The bill is retroactive and covers the lapse period from June 1, 2010 to the date of enactment of the extension.
For more information on the flood insurance program visit www.realtor.org/government_affairs
REALTOR® Safety Tips
Shed some light on safety
Burglars prefer to work in the dark, so leave porch and garage lights on while you sleep. Also consider installing motion-detector lights if you live in a high-crime area or near a highway. Burglars strike 40 percent more often within three blocks of major thoroughfares, which offer easy escape.
NKAR/HBA FLORENCE FREEDOM NIGHT
Thursday July 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm (Gates open at 6 pm)
Champion Window Field Florence Ky. 41042
Admission: $10:00 Dollars (admission includes $5 in Freedom Bucks to spend at the Park!)
Come, relax, and mingle with your fellow REALTORS®, Affiliates, Builders and friends. Thirsty Thursday! $1 Beers, $1 Soft Drinks
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
To register please contact Tammy Fryman at 859/547-1361 Or e-mail email@example.com
Click here for an event flyer!
Re-Join NKAR for reduced Application fees- $90 for 90 days- The NKAR Board has approved special pricing for former members and MLS Only members who want to join or rejoin NKAR. Also, non-jurisdictional Brokers/Agents from other Boards will receive special pricing. It’s $90 and runs from May 1st through July 31st. Contact the Association staff at 859/344-8400 for more information on this special offer.
Respect the Property Owner
Scheduling the Appointment:
Always schedule property showings in advance. Schedule appointments
as far in
Showing the Property
1. When showing a home, always ring the doorbell or knock before entering. Knock before entering any closed room
2. Enter listed property first to ensure that unexpected situations, such as pets, are handled appropriately.
3. Present a professional appearance at all times; dress appropriately.
4. Leave your business card if not prohibited by local rules.
5. Never criticize property while in or on the property.
6. If the seller is home during a showing, ask their permission before using the telephone or bathroom and inform sellers that you are leaving after a showing.
for Property WHAT'S NEW!!!
“Agent Recommended” Tab Added to Client Portal
A tab has been created on the Client Portal and in the Prospect Cart for listings that are recommended by the client’s agent. Listings are automatically categorized as Agent Recommended if they are saved by an agent for their client.
Enhancements to the Seller’s Net Sheet
The "Remarks" field on the Seller's Net Sheet has been limited to 250 characters. This limit now displays next to the field, along with a character counter showing the number of characters entered in the field. With this change, the generated report will no longer exclude any characters entered in the Remarks. A spell check feature has also been added for this field.
“Days Back” Feature on Calendars
Users can now specify dates on calendars used in the MLS by entering the number of days back from the selected date they wish to include. This feature allows users to indicate the number of days back from the date selected rather than selecting an earlier date on the calendar.
EDUCATION - NKAR - YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR KENTUCKY, OHIO, INDIANA AND FLORIDA!
LIVE WEB CE CLASSES
Yes! You can now take your CE classes in the evenings from the comfort of your home!
Your Time is
Valuable...So please consider taking a Live Web Cam Class!
Why? Because you get six hours credit for six hours of time. Many online courses take 8 to 10 hours to complete. Not the live web cam class!!With the Live Web Cam Class there is never a test to pass and a six hour class really takes just six hours!
Duties - 3 Hours - Agency Law Class
Register now at this link http://nkar.2MyClasses.com
Drastically reduced rates!!! Coming September 20-21-22! Take all 3 days for the best tuition rate! Call Judy at 859-547-1351 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
New Corrugated Riders in Stock!!!
"I have not failed. I've
just found 10,000 ways that don't work."
If you missed last weeks Friday Facts here is a link to the FF Archive
“WORK WITH AN AFFILIATE FIRST!”
for a list of affiliate