REALTOR Jim McRory Passes Away
We are saddened to announce that long-time PAR member Jim McRory passed away Monday evening. There will be a visitation Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 7433 Pine Forest Road. There will be a private burial for family to follow on Friday. The Pensacola Association of REALTORS wish to give our deepest condolences to Jim’s family. To read the full obituary please click here, to sign the guest book please click here.
IMPORTANT DUES REMINDER - In order to avoid additional late fees, all outstanding association dues must be RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE by 5pm on February 23rd. Postmarks can’t be accepted, however, we are able to take credit card payments over the phone for your convenience. Please call the office if you wish to utilize that option – 434-5507.
*If you pay 2/1 – 2/23 - your total will be $412.
This includes your dues of $387 and a $25 late fee.
*If you pay 2/24 - 3/24 - your total will be $442.22.
This includes your dues of $387, two $25 late fees (one that was billed in February and the other billed in March), and a $5.22 interest penalty from Florida REALTORS.
*If you do not pay by 5pm on 3/24 - you will revert to a non-member salesperson and your fees will be billed to your broker. You will be purged by Florida REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. If you decide to pay your dues and get reinstated, your total will be $467. This includes the two before mentioned $25 late fees and a $30 reinstatement fee from Florida REALTORS.
We appreciate all our members! If you have any questions concerning dues, please don’t hesitate to call our office –434-5507.
2015 Honor Society Applications Are Here!
The 2015 Florida REALTORS Honor Society Application is now available. The Honor Society salutes members for participation at the local and national levels of the Realtor® organization; for activity in the National Association of Realtors’ Institutes, Societies and Councils; for designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement. The 2015 application covers participation from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.
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)
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.
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.