Nominations for the 2015 RPAC King and Queen have started to come in! To see who is in the competetition, please click here.
RPAC King & Queen Contest: It's Back!
NAR Issues Call For Action: Stop Patent Trolls
WASHINGTON – July 21, 2015 – Patent trolls use vaguely worded demand letters to bully Realtor-owned businesses into paying exorbitant ransoms for using everyday business practices. In most cases, an unexpected bill simply arrives in the mail demanding payment.
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) supports H.R. 9, a bill in Congress that would close the legal loopholes that allow patent trolls to thrive. (click here to read more)
Live Webcast on Closing Process Changes
REALTOR® Magazine is hosting a live webcast on what members need to know about the closing process changes coming later this year and how to help keep transactions on track as the new process and forms take effect. The webcast will be Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. Central Time, and will feature attorney Phil Schulman of K&L Gates, an expert on federal closing rules, and NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson. Link to the event on July 16 using the following URL: http://livestream.com/accounts/11815096/closingprocess
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
Manna Food Drive
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.
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