Resource Center

2017 GAR Contracts Update: What's In, What's Out and Why
NWM FREE CE: Wednesday, February 1 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The student will be able to identify changes made in the 2016 GAR contracts to create the 2017 contracts; demonstrate proper use of the 2017 GAR contracts; state the requirements of valid contracts; define the different types of contracts; differentiate between enforceable and unenforceable contracts.

NWMAR Needs Your Leadership in 2017
Join a Committee Today!

We are accepting volunteers on Northwest Metro Association Committees. This is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and help your industry. Many opportunities are available and we hope you will participate in 2017!

NEW in 2016 - REALTOR® Safe Harbor
REALTORS® often need a simple way to find safe, public locations to meet prospective clients. REALTOR® Safe Harbors are locations who have agreed to allow REALTORS® to meet at their office. REALTORS® can now simply use this app to quickly find all Safe Harbor locations in their area. The location can be quickly forwarded to a client with a few clicks. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android and can be found by searching for “REALTOR® Safe Harbor” on the App Store or Google Play.
NAR-backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers
Federal

The U.S. Senate passed the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 passed the U.S. Senate on July 14. More than 139,000 REALTORS® across the nation responded to a Call for Action to urge the Senate to vote on the bill. NAR calls the legislation a significant step toward eliminating barriers to safe, affordable mortgage credit for condos.

October Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the next monthly membership meeting of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00 am at Cartersville Country Club.

State Senate to Study Solutions for Vacant Structures
State

Senator JaNice VanNess wants the Senate to study and recommend strategies for dealing with vacant properties that are unfit for human habitation or for commercial, industrial, or business occupancy. 

GAR Opposes Impact Fees by School Boards
State

Georgia REALTORS® oppose a measure that would authorize school boards to levy impact fees.  

NAR Legal Update: No Duty to Contact Former Client
Legal
A Georgia appellate court affirmed a ruling that a real estate professional didn't have a duty to alert a former client that someone — who turned out to be a process server — had called seeking the client's address.
WOTUS Veto Override Vote Fails in Senate
Federal
The U.S. Senate failed to muster enough votes to override the president's veto of a resolution that would have banned the EPA from implementing the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. What is NAR doing to halt the WOTUS rule and clarify which waters should be under federal jurisdiction?
REALTORS® Score Policy Wins in Federal Spending Bill
Federal
In December 2015, Congress enacted an omnibus appropriations act to fund the federal government through FY 2016. The spending bill includes several REALTOR® policy victories for real estate pros and their clients. How is your business impacted?  
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