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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
Federal

On Feb. 26, 2014 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web. The new rules ban Internet providers from blocking or slowing any traffic and from striking deals with content companies, known as paid prioritization, for smoother delivery of traffic to consumers. The new rules are a victory for consumers, and for REALTORS® who embrace technology and online resources to meet the needs of their clients.

Safety Tips to Share with Sellers

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and this organization have worked hard to keep REALTOR® Safety foremost in everyone’s minds. But what about your clients? They, too, face some dangers in allowing strangers into their homes or visiting other people’s properties. Share this valuable advice with everyone, and you’ll help them learn to protect themselves against crime

Introducing GAR's Newest Member Service: The Legal Helpline

The Legal Helpline is a FREE service for Georgia REALTORS® which will help you with questions regarding contract forms, ethics/arbitration, and license law. Additionally, members may inquire about basic legal questions.

2014 Professional Achievers Circle Luncheon
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Cartersville Country Club

The Awards Committee would like to invite you to attend the Professional Achiever's Circle luncheon being held on Tuesday, March 10th at the Cartersville Country Club. The Awards Committee has prepared an excellent program for the evening. Ticket prices are $35 for non-PAC members and FREE for the 2014 PAC recipients.

Safety Webinars

NAR is scheduling new webinars on REALTOR® Safety throughout the year, presented by safety experts.

National RPAC Breakdown: Where the Dollars went in 2014
Federal

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) was the largest contributor to candidates during the 2014 federal election cycle, disbursing roughly $4.9 million in direct contributions to federal candidates, Leadership Political Action Committees (PACs) and National Political Party Committees. Direct contributions made by RPAC were given to both Republican (51%) and Democratic candidates (49%) making the REALTORS® PAC the most bipartisan major PAC in the country. Thanks again for all of your efforts in helping to make it such a great year for the REALTOR® Party!

Federal Issues and Election Review
State & Federal

As a supporter of expanded regional transportation options, the Board is pleased to report that Cobb County voted to extend their SPLOST referendum for an additional six years beginning in 2016. On the heels of this success, a bus rapid transit line down the Cobb Parkway is now being discussed as a separate March 2016 referendum. Also on Nov. 4, nearly 70% of Clayton County voters agreed to join the MARTA regional transit service through a SPLOST ballot measure.

2014 PAC Luncheon Sponsorships Available
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Professional Achiever’s Circle (PAC) Luncheon is held annually to honor those REALTORS® with $1,000,000 or more in real estate sales. The 2014 PAC Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  We have several sponsorship levels available. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to get to know the best in the Industry!

HUD Chooses Atlanta as second site of Location Affordability Portal Rollout
Local

The new HUD portal provides great tools and we encourage each of you to use it when available. You can provide this new information to your clients who are trying to make tough neighborhood and home buying decisions. The REALTORS® will be co-hosting a roll-out event for the Location Affordability Portal with HUD on July 17th. This event will provide further information on these tools and will feature expert panels regarding all the ways in which this data can impact our industry and your business.

Georgia Association of REALTORS® Reviews the 2014 Legislative Session
State Issues Update

A quick Georgia legislative session ended at midnight on Thursday, March 20th. Keith Hatcher and John Barbour played great defense to protect our membership and the foundations of our industry.

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