This year’s election voting period ended at 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. The following have been duly elected in accordance with PAR bylaws for terms commencing in 2016:
President-Elect: John Waas
Secretary/Treasurer: Denis McKinnonDirectors: Kimberly Gettle, Michael Mangrum, James Myatt, Robert Ozburn, Lynn Peters, Nicole St. Aubin, Em Weiner
Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The 2015 PAR Awards
The 2015 PAR Awards Committee is now open to nominations from PAR Realtor® and Affiliate Members to recognize exemplary members for the following awards:
Golden Service Award (formerly Golden R Award)
Humanitarian Brokerage Award (Office Category)
Humanitarian Realtor® Award (Individual Category)
Rising Star of the Year Award
Affiliate of the Year Award
Property Manager of the Year Award
Property Appraiser of the Year Award
Realtor® of the Year Award
Click here to read the rest of the article and to download the nomination forms.
Prepping For The Next Tax Season For Realtors®
A TRID Tip
Under the pending Truth in Lending Act – Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID), agents need to provide their Sales License number, and their broker’s legal name, address and license number at the time of contract. This is a new requirement for the disclosure ‘box’ under TRID.
New CFPB Tool for Real Estate Professionals
In our continuing efforts to keep you abreast of the latest news on the implementation of the Truth in Lending RESPA Integrated Document (TRID) rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), NAR is pleased to announce new resources to help REALTORS® prepare for the changes. After close collaboration with NAR, the CFPB has launched a new online toolkit for real estate professionals as part of its “Know Before You Owe” campaign. CFPB uses the term “Know Before You Owe” for its consumer facing communications regarding TRID. The new website is designed to help real estate professionals understand the changes to the closing process, that will go into effect on October 3, 2015, and how to explain the changes to clients. The site also includes resources that real estate professionals can provide to their clients. (click here to read more)
CFPB Will Push TRID Implementation to October 1
After months of denying requests from real estate, mortgage and settlement service industry professionals and trade groups to either delay implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) regulation or agree to enact a “hold harmless” enforcement period, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on June 18 that it will push the Aug. 1 implementation deadline to October 1 Click here to read more
Video: Legal Consideration for Marketers
Learn about the different laws that come into play when you are marketing your services through various communication channels in NAR’s latest Window to the Law video.
Make a note of it...Florida Realtors Tech Helpline Now Available Sunday
Tech Helpline extended its hours and will help solve your tech issues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays (same as Sat. hours; 9-8 weekdays). Learn more about this free member benefit.
That’s the number to text to sign up for REALTOR Party Mobile Alerts. Simply text the word REALTOR to 30644 to get on the list to be among the first to know about Calls for Action on important, national legislative issues affecting real estate. Following the most recent Call for Action to urge our senators to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, only 12 of the 61 Realtor associations in the state had a higher response rate than Pensacola! Let’s continue to ensure our voices are heard in D.C.