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NAR-backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers

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.

Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Member for 2017 BABR Leadership
Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Are you interested in having a say in the leadership of your Board? Here is your chance! The Nominating Committee is currently accepting nomination forms from the members who would like to nominate someone for a position on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors in 2017 or nominating another member, please submit your nominations by Wednesday, August 31st.

Compliance or Non-Compliance? 51 Shades of Grey
BABR CE: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course is designed to meet the standards for the GREC real estate license law course requirements. Specifically this course shall review: 1.The effects on license status by a licensee of prohibited conduct found in O.C.G.A. 2. Requirements of a qualifying broker and an affiliated licensee upon transfer of a license from one firm to another. 3. Requirements of a qualifying broker and affiliate licensee concerning trust or escrow accounts. 4. Unfair trade practices prohibited by O.C G.A. 5. Brokerage relationships under Rule 520-1-.0 6.Management Responsibilities of real estate firms. 7. Advertising under O.C.G.A. 8. Handling real estate transactions 9. Licensees acting as principals.

The 10-Second Rule
Real Estate, Safety, and You

One of the most common reasons that people find themselves in dangerous situations is that they weren’t paying attention. Take a few precious seconds during the course of your day to assess your surroundings.

FAA Rule Allows Commercial Use of Drone Aircraft

Commercial use of drones in the real estate business got a boost this week with the release of federal rules governing small unmanned aerial systems. The rules create a clearer pathway for real estate professionals to use drones for business purposes, a prospect that NAR President Tom Salomone called “a win for the industry.” Read more on this important development.

Enhance Credit Scoring Models, Says NAR

NAR supports legislation that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to update their credit scoring models to let utility providers report consumers' payment histories to credit reporting agencies. Find out more.

NAR Supports Student Loan Debt Relief
Legislative proposals aimed at addressing the issue of student loan debt have received six letters of support from NAR. Read about the proposals and the letters now.
November Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The next monthly membership meeting of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 12:00 am at the Cartersville Country Club.

2016-2017 Annual Membership Renewal

Thank you for your continued membership and support of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS®! With your help, we have experienced much success including passage of REALTOR® friendly legislation that aids your bottom line and are looking forward to an even greater future with increased benefits and services. We look forward to your continued participation in this upcoming year.

December Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Holiday Luncheon of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 11:30 am at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce.

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