2017 Member Guide

discover your 2017 member benefits

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dawn Carpenter 2017 NYSAR President Dear colleague,


NYSAR is your state association and thrives thanks to the involvement of our dedicated volunteers. No matter your role in the business or how long you’ve been a member, we encourage you to get involved by participating in our events and joining our committees.


Thank you for your NYSAR membership. I’m deeply honored to serve as your 2017 president and look forward to a productive year. Throughout my 17 year membership with NYSAR, I’ve often been reminded of the outstanding value my membership has brought me both professionally and personally. From important networking opportunities and valuable guidance to legislative advocacy, legal information and professional development, NYSAR has played a vital role in my continued success.

Business Meetings

NYSAR Committee Sign-up Month

REALTOR ® Convention and Trade Expo Assess your business and strategize new goals every year at Triple Play – your regional REALTOR ® Convention and Trade Expo. Hosted each December in Atlantic City, NJ, this event brings you a vast array of industry experts, almost 100 educational sessions, up to 18 hours of free CE credit, an expansive trade expo, and a variety of networking opportunities – all for less than $100. It is sure to provide both an immediate and long-term positive impact on your career! Visit REALTORSTriplePlay.com for details.

As part of our governance structure, nearly 30 committees, working groups and forums composed of REALTORS ® from across the state meet twice a year at the NYSAR Mid-Winter and Fall Business Meetings. The committees examine issues affecting all aspects of the real estate business and formulate policies to be considered by the NYSAR Board of Directors. Attendees find the Business Meetings to be a great opportunity to better understand what NYSAR does, take an active role in the association and network with peers.

REALTOR ® Lobby Day Meet face-to-face with your state legislators to help advance the REALTOR ® agenda and protect your business interests. Sign up online each July to participate in the committees of interest to you and make your voice heard. Committees range from professional standards and legislative policy to housing opportunities, communications & marketing and more.

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LEGAL HOTLINE 35 hours per week


REALTOR ® Advocacy

The best way to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the many benefits available to you is to read through this brochure. With pages devoted to NYSAR’s legal resources, advocacy efforts, member perk discounts and information resources, there really is something (or many things) for everyone! Plus, 2017 is going to be a great year for pursuing professional development. Through our partnerships with local boards/associations across the state, we are going to be offering nearly 100 designation courses from 10 different designations/certifications. After you read through the brochure, make sure to login to NYSAR.com to expand your knowledge and make the most of your membership. On behalf of your leadership team of President-Elect CJ DelVecchio, Secretary/Treasurer Moses Seuram and CEO Duncan MacKenzie, thank you for being a part of the REALTOR ® family. Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful year!

Market Data &

Information Resources

5-6 Member Perks

SEVEN NEW Member Perk programs!

SAVE THE DATE 2017 * May • 5/9: NYSAR Radio: Buyers & Sellers Agency • 5/11: Healthiest You webinar • 5/15-5/19: REALTORS ® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo • 5/18: RPR webinar • 5/23: Lobby Day June • 6/1-6/30: NYSAR Housing Opportunities Month • 6/5-6/7: NYS Commercial Conference • 6/8: Online Advertising webinar • 6/15: Legal Update webinar • 6/20: NYSAR Radio: Mythbusters

January • 1/12: Healthiest You webinar • 1/13: Mid-Winter Business Meetings (MWBM) hotel deadline • 1/17: NYSAR Radio: Advertising • 1/19: RPR webinar • 1/26: Tax Tips webinar February • 2/1: MWBM online registration deadline • 2/5: NYSAR Local Board Leadership Conference • 2/6-2/9: MWBM & Installation of Officers • 2/16: Legal Leftovers webinar • 2/21: NYSAR Radio: Recent Court & DOS Decisions March • 3/2: Tax & Retirement Planning webinar • 3/17-3/20: NAR Association Executives Institute • 3/21: NYSAR Radio: Teams • 3/23: Online Advertising webinar • 3/30: RPR webinar

September • 9/7: Tax & Retirement Planning webinar • 9/12: Triple Play registration opens • 9/14: Tax Tips webinar • 9/19: NYSAR Radio: Commissions • 9/20: FBM online registration deadline • 9/24-9/27: Fall Business Meetings October • 10/5: Legal Leftovers webinar • 10/12: Online Advertising webinar


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DISCOVER your career path!

10 CIPS, CRS, GREEN, MRP 11 RSPS, SRES, SRS, SFR 11 Professional Standards 12 Appraiser & Online Options 12 Foundations 13 Contact

CJ DelVecchio President-Elect

Moses Seuram Secretary/Treasurer

Duncan R. MacKenzie Chief Executive Officer


• 10/13: Triple Play early-bird registration deadline • 10/17: NYSAR Radio: Recent Court & DOS Decisions • 10/20: Healthiest You webinar • 10/26: RPR webinar November • 11/3-11/6: REALTORS ® Annual Conference & Expo • 11/9-11/10: Appraisal Conference • 11/21: NYSAR Radio: Dual & Designated Agency

NYSAR stays on top of industry changes so you’re ready for business today – and tomorrow by: • Boldly championing REALTOR ® interests at the state Capitol. • Delivering income-producing education that’s flexible and affordable. • Reducing risk with one-on-one legal services. • Giving you credible market data and insights. Ready for business. Set for success.

July • 7/1-7/31: NYSAR Committee Sign-up • 7/10-7/12: NYSAR AE Summer Conference • 7/18: NYSAR Radio: Disclosures Other Than Agency • 7/27: RPR webinar August • 8/1: Fall Business Meetings (FBM) registration opens • 8/15: NYSAR Radio: Environmental Issues • 8/25: FBM hotel deadline

• 11/16: Retirement Planning webinar • 11/30: RPAC fundraising deadline

GET IN TOUCH We’re here to help you!

April • 4/20: Tax Tips webinar • 4/18: NYSAR Radio: Fair Housing

December • 12/4-12/7: Triple Play REALTOR ® Convention & Trade Expo • 12/14: Healthiest You webinar • 12/19: NYSAR Radio: 2017 in Review



Business Meetings


Member Perks

NAR events

*Subject to change.



A call to a real estate attorney costs anywhere from $200 to $750 an hour depending on what part of New York State you live in. With just one call to the FREE NYSAR Legal Hotline, you’ve saved more than double your NYSAR dues.


While you’re working hard for your clients, we’re boldly championing your interests at the state Capitol in an effort to secure and protect REALTORS ® and the real estate industry as a whole.

Whether you’re a salesperson or a broker, new to the business or a veteran, our attorneys are on hand to provide one-on-one answers to your real estate- related legal questions. Answering questions on topics ranging from contracts and license law to commissions and agency disclosure, calling the Legal Hotline will not only save you both time and money, but will give you the peace of mind you need to confidently proceed with your business. Live attorneys, 35 hours per week! You’ve told us how important the Legal Hotline is to you so we’ve made sure to keep this valuable service available to you 7 hours per day, 5 days a week! Leave a message! If our attorneys are on another line during normal hotline hours, leave a voicemail and an attorney will return your call by the end of the next business day, or sooner. What members love: “The real estate industry is riddled with legal matters, many of which are perplexing to licensees. It is so convenient to be able to call NYSAR’s Legal Hotline for insight. This is a wonderful and much-needed member benefit.” – John Dilanni, NYSAR member since 1986

The REALTOR ® Political Action Committee* (RPAC) plays a key role in safeguarding REALTOR ® interests by educating and supporting lawmakers who defend the real estate industry. As a result of our advocacy efforts and your RPAC investments, NYSAR was able to enact and defeat the following proposals:


RPAC Your future in real estate is directly tied to the power of RPAC.* Invest today.

ENACTED LAWS • 2-percent Property Tax Cap • STAR Property Tax Relief • Prohibition on private transfer fees • Federal homebuyer tax credits • Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act • Continuing education curriculum improvements WHAT’S NEXT? In 2017, NYSAR’s legislative priorities will include support of first-time homebuyers with our NY First Home proposal as well as proposals to increase transparency in the purchase of a cooperative apartment. More information can be found at NYFirstHome.com.

HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE TO RPAC? Visit the Government Affairs section at NYSAR.com and contribute with the click of a button. You can also participate in fundraisers held at the NYSAR Business Meetings, Triple Play or at your local board/association. DEFEATED PROPOSALS • Residential fire sprinkler mandate • Prohibition on broker-prepared contracts • Statewide closing cost increases • 20-percent down payment mandate • Onerous changes to the Agriculture Disclosure Statement

*Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS ® , the New York State Association of REALTORS ® or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Broker Involvement Program Brokers, enroll in this free program to alert your agents to key REALTOR ® issues and encourage their response to Calls for Action. Calls for Action Text NYREALTOR to 30644 to receive REALTOR ® Party mobile alerts to quickly and easily contact your legislators and communicate the REALTOR ® point of view. Lobby Day Attend REALTOR ® Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 23 to meet face-to-face with your state legislators at the state Capitol and make your voice heard!

Live Q&A with NYSAR’s legal counsel NYSAR’s Internet-based live call-in show covers timely real estate-related topics and includes live Q&A with NYSAR’s legal counsel. See page 1 for a tentative list of show dates and topics.

Have a question after the Legal Hotline’s closed for the day? Visit the Legal section at NYSAR.com for a wealth of legal resources including Legal Hotline’s FAQs, Broker’s Reference Manual, sample forms and more. . Can I call the Legal Hotline anonymously? No, since this is a members-only service, our attorneys need to verify that you are an active NYSAR member in order to proceed with the call. NOTE: NYSAR’s Legal Hotline and NYSAR Radio show do not provide a client-lawyer relationship. For confidential legal advice, consult an attorney. Terms and conditions for use of the Legal Hotline and NYSAR Radio are available in the Legal section of NYSAR.com.


Third Tuesday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

Call 518.436.9727 to ask your questions live on the air.

518.463.0300 x217 govt@nysar.com Contact Government Affairs:

Listen live at NYSAR.com/legal/NYSAR-radio.




Save money and gain access to exclusive members-only offers that directly benefit you both personally and professionally.


Reinforce your position as a local market expert with NYSAR’s free, credible market data reports powered by ShowingTime/10K. Share the straightforward reports and the “The Skinny” video to give clients an easy-to-understand overview of today’s market.


Errors & Omissions (E&O)

Dental & Vision

Pet Insurance

Affordable, comprehensive coverage that includes lockbox claims, disciplinary and PR advisory expenses and much more.

Three MetLife plan options offering individual or family

Affordable pet health insurance covering preventive care to significant medical incidents. Save five percent or more for multiple pets.

Legislative updates

Educational Opportunities

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Videos, podcasts,

Member Perk discounts & offers

webinars and infographics


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The latest real estate news

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Legal resources



How do I manage my email subscriptions?

New York State REALTOR ® magazine will relaunch in March/ April 2017 with an updated look and articles that offer you the association news, legal updates and best practices you’ve come to expect. Delivered by mail and email.

Simply visit bit.ly/NYSARemail, type in your email address and check the box next to the NYSAR emails you want to receive. When you’re done, click “Update Subscriptions.” To ensure you receive NYSAR emails, please whitelist nyrealtors@nysar.org.

Reach home buyers and sellers in your market area when they’re actively looking online for real estate-related services. Discounted pricing, free campaign setup and five designs. jsjdmedia.com/nysar

Save for retirement and reduce your taxable income by setting up an Independent 401(k) plan. $25 annual fee. Christopher.Michelsen@ubs.com 212.626.8515

Create, send and track beautiful, effective email campaigns and newsletters. Save 20 percent and receive 5,000 free email credits. mailify.com

Take your marketing to the neighborhood level by targeting and sending your mailings to every address in a specific zip code or carrier route. Follow-up with automated emails to about 20 percent of the mailing list. Save five percent per mailing. nysar.eddmsite.com 877.795.3098

E-News Weekly, emailed to you every Tuesday morning, highlights top REALTOR ® news, legislative and legal updates, upcoming events, Member Perks and RPAC. From Legal Update and PerkUP to the Broker Report and event emails, we send you emails covering the association and industry issues you need to know.

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Contact Communications 518.463.0300 x207 | commun@nysar.com



Distinguish yourself from your competition, craft an online presence to attract new clients, and spend more time doing the things you enjoy or that make you more money. Map out a career path to achieve these goals.



Roadmap to Success

Earn your Master’s Degree in Real Estate through NAR’s REALTOR ® University.


Graduate to a new level of real estate as a GRI.


The Graduate REALTOR ® Institute (GRI) is your foundation for success. Take 90 hours of coursework (60 required hours/30 elective hours) within five years. It’s the one NAR designation that doesn’t require the payment of annual dues, other than REALTOR ® membership. When you’ve completed your coursework, you’ll graduate with your peers at the NYSAR Business Meetings.

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Track your expenses, simplify tax time and keep more of your commissions. Taxbot automatically tracks your mileage, digitally stores your receipts and more. Save 50 percent and pay just $9.99/month or $99/year. nysar.taxbot.com

Save $5 per online credit and criminal tenant screening and access a potential tenant’s full credit report, criminal record and a customized leasing recommendation. nysar.mysmartmove.com 866.775.0961

Earn advanced designations (Bachelor’s level) such as CCIM, CIPS, CRB, or CRS.


Designed to: • Increase your productivity. • Reduce your risk. • Maximize your resources. • Provide solutions to your toughest challenges.

Already a GRI? Take a refresher with the latest information for just $50 (includes CE credit). Call NYSAR to sign-up for this “audit” option.

Earn other NAR designations/ certifications such as ABR, GREEN, MRP, RSPS, SFR, or SRES and develop your specialty niches.


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Working on your GRI? If you started your GRI coursework before the new GRI was introduced in 2015, here are the equivalencies:

Become a Graduate of the NYS REALTOR ® Institute (GRI) – learn how to manage your real estate business effectively with these Associate Degree level courses.



GRI-5 Buyers and GRI-6 Sellers

Already an experienced REALTOR ® ? Call NYSAR at 518.463.0300 x219 to discuss testing out and transfer credit options. CANCELLATION POLICY: Need to cancel? No problem. Call at least 10 days in advance and there’s no charge. Cancel 10 or fewer days before the class and you can transfer to another class or your registration will be refunded, less a $25 cancellation fee. No-shows forfeit tuition.

Save 10 percent on all books, brochures and more. realtor.org/store REALTOR.org Book Store

Save up to 80 percent both online and in-store, and receive free next day delivery on online orders over $50. Download your free loyalty card today. officediscounts.org/nysar.html

Save up to 30 percent on all your shipping needs. The more you

Join NYSAR’s free NPP network to gain access to their aggressively priced partnerships with world class vendors including Best Buy, 1-800Flowers, DocuSign, EarthLink and more. bit.ly/nysar_npp 800.810.3909


GRI-3 Agency and GRI-4 Legal

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Elective credit (7.5 hours)


Elective credit (7.5 hours)

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Take Systems & Strategies for Success or your company’s quick start program.


RI405 or RI406

GRI-7 Property (+7.5 hours Elective credit for both)


GRI-2 Business


GRI-8 Technology (e-PRO Day One)



GRI-1 Ethics (+7.5 hours Elective credit)

Join your local board/ association of REALTORS ® and complete REALTOR ® orientation.


Other electives can include any local board of REALTORS ® classroom CE courses or other NAR-family designation coursework.


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Get screened for today’s most critical – and often undiagnosed – healthcare conditions. Save 56 percent on the four-screening stroke,

What members love:

What are my education requirements? Real estate licensees must complete at least 22.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit, including three hours of fair housing training, and one hour of agency training (two hours in first license cycle), each license period.

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“The knowledge I gained about real estate while earning my GRI was a wise investment of my time. I traveled all over New York State to take the courses making great contacts and greatly benefited from the instruction of some of the most professional people in the industry.“ - Deborah Timon, NYSAR member since 2012

Pass Salespersons Qualifying Exam and get NYS Real Estate Salesperson’s License.


Contact Marketing 518.463.0300 x229 | marketing@nysar.com



GRI COURSE SCHEDULE All classes 7.5 hours CE - $125 for members

March 23 Albany March 29 Hudson June 6 Binghamton September 15 West Nyack September 19 East Elmhurst November 1 Rochester February 23 Ithaca March 7 Syracuse April 13 White Plains May 10 Albany October 17 Hudson November 14 Woodbury November 15 Lake Placid November 28 Rochester March 7 West Nyack March 14 Staten Island March 16 Corning April 4 East Elmhurst May 5 Alexandria Bay October 12 Woodbury October 18 Rochester November 15 Buffalo

GRI-6 Sellers Represent seller clients in a way that keeps them coming back. Satisfies New York State agency training requirement (two hours). Get a competitive advantage with strategies to: • Gain more listings.

GRI-1 Ethics Capitalize on what sets REALTORS ® apart from real estate licensees. Satisfies NAR’s mandatory ethics training requirement and demonstrates how to:

January 24 January 27

West Babylon White Plains

• Get clients to price to sell. • Enhance your marketing. • Avoid fair housing violations and safety concerns.

March 8 Buffalo October 26 Syracuse November 14 Lake Placid

• Maximize your REALTOR ® benefits. • Put the Code of Ethics to work for you. • Practice ethical decision-making skills. • Enhance your professionalism and your career.

GRI-7 Property Learn about all the factors impacting value and close more deals. Discover the myriad elements that affect property value including: • Types of housing. • Appraisals and inspections. • Neighborhoods and amenities. • Energy efficiency and environmental issues. • Lender requirements, and much more! GRI-8 Technology (NAR’s e-PRO ® Day One) Discover the latest and best tools to get found by, connect with and secure new clients. Learn how to employ: • Internet advertising, syndication and content. • E-marketing and social media tools. • Customer relationship and transaction management platforms to streamline your business.

GRI-2 Business Run your business like a professional practice and gain market share. Provides the building blocks to: • Create an effective business plan. • Build support structures using assistants and teams. • Prospect successfully and tap into niche markets. • Develop policies to avoid risk.

February 21 February 28


Rochester May 11 Staten Island May 25 White Plains October 11 Albany

March 29 April 25 May 4 June 7

Rochester Lake Placid Buffalo Syracuse Woodbury Corning Albany White Plains

GRI-3 Agency Provide effective, legal and ethical client representation. Provides two hours of agency training for license renewal. Offers in-depth coverage of: • All forms of agency representation, associated issues and proper disclosure. • How to avoid the risk of misrepresentation, vicarious liability and breach of fiduciary duties.

September 7 September 14 November 2 November 16


April 26 April 27 May 3 June 8

Lake Placid West Babylon

GRI-4 Legal Operate your business without the risk of claims, fines and lawsuits. Gain a complete understanding of: • Advertising that is legal and ethical. • Contracts, forms, deposits, disclosures and record retention. • Risk management strategies. • Title insurance and settlement procedures.


Ithaca June 26 West Nyack September 13 Buffalo October 5 Poughkeepsie

ABR Required Course (GRI elective) 15 hours CE - $295 for members

Accredited Buyer Representative – The mark of excellence in buyer representation. Pass ABR and one elective course

Satisfies New York State agency training requirement (two hours). Become a proficient and profitable buyer’s rep, serving with quality, fidelity and confidence. February 23-24 Hudson

(MRP, RSPS, SFR, SRES, SRS, Green or GRI designation) and document five completed transactions as a buyer representative. Must maintain Real Estate Agent Buyer Council (REBAC) membership ($110/year after first year).

GRI-5 Buyers Demonstrate your value to buyers from listing to closing. Satisfies New York State fair housing and agency training requirements. Learn strategies to: • Secure more buyer clients. • Guide buyers through the process from pre-qualifying to closing. • Assure fair housing compliance. • Keep you, your clients and customers safe.

March 27-28 White Plains April 4-5 Binghamton May 24-25 Rochester October 25-26 West Babylon

February 16

Staten Island Alexandria Bay West Babylon

May 4 June 9

July 6


September 7


Take advantage of our staff to assist you, our instructors to support you, and the New York State Real Estate Education Foundation (NYSREEF.org) to help fund your quest for excellence.


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Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment & Luxury Properties

Certified International Property Specialist Effectively serve clients from around the world in your local market. Register for all five courses and save $100! Members pay just $650. Call 518.463.0300 x219 to register. View designation details at realtor.org/global.

Resort & Second Home Property Specialist Pass one-day Home Sweet Home course, take three free one-hour webinars and submit certification application with $195 one-time fee.

(RSPS requirement/ABR elective) 7.5 hours CE - $150 for members

Specialize in buying, selling or managing resort properties and second homes for recreation, investment or development. February 15 Canton June 20 Riverhead

Global Real Estate: Local Markets (CIPS requirement/GRI elective) 6.5 hours CE - $150 for members Connect with immigrant buyers and foreign investors in your market.

Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools (CIPS requirement/GRI elective) 6.5 hours CE - $150 for members Get the tools to serve foreign-born buyers, in terms they’ll understand.

May 2 Alexandria Bay October 16 East Elmhurst

May 3 Alexandria Bay October 17 East Elmhurst

Seller Representative Specialist The premier seller designation Pass two-day SRS course and one elective, provide proof of seller representation in five closed transactions, submit application and maintain SRS membership ($99/year after first year).

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Pass two-day SRES course and maintain

CIPS Regional Courses: Learn: how to research, analyze and apply market information; how to build relationships; and how to facilitate transactions with clients from these areas.

SRES Council membership ($99/year after first year).

The Americas CE pending - $150 for members October 18 East Elmhurst

Europe CE pending - $150 for members October 19 East Elmhurst

Asia/Pacific CE pending - $150 for members October 20 East Elmhurst

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES requirement/ABR elective/GRI elective) 12 hours CE - $295 for members

Specialize in the 50+ real estate market by studying: current lifestyle and housing trends; how life stages impact real estate choices; and how to develop a network of resources.

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS requirement/ABR elective/GRI elective) 15 hours CE - $295 for members

Green – The sustainable property designation. Pass both Green courses and submit application. Then maintain Green REsource Council dues ($98.50/year).

Elevate your standards, enhance your performance, and demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential to professionally and ethically represent sellers. Satisfies NYS agency training requirement (two hours) for renewing licensees.

August 1-2 West Babylon September 11-12 White Plains

Resource-efficient Home: Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations and New Home Construction

Why All Clients Are Green and How to Represent Them (Green requirement/GRI elective) 7.5 hours CE - $150 for members May 12 Goshen June 22 White Plains

(Green requirement/GRI elective) 7.5 hours CE - $150 for members May 11 Goshen June 21 White Plains

June 26-27 West Babylon October 4-5 Rochester November 29-30 West Nyack

Military Relocation Professional Complete pre-class assignment, pass MRP course, view two one-hour webinars and submit application with $195 one-time fee.

Military Relocation Professional (MRP requirement/ABR elective/GRI elective) 6.5 hours CE - $125 for members

Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource Complete SFR course, three free one-hour webinars and submit certification application with $175 one-time fee. Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR requirement/ABR elective/GRI elective) 6.5 hours CE - $125 for members Maneuver the complexities of short sales and help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. June 8 Albany October 12 Staten Island October 30 Riverhead

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TRAINING Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Hearing Procedures 6 hours CE - $125 for members Gain a working knowledge of ethics and arbitration hearings, enforcement procedures and disciplinary guidelines including the latest changes in dispute resolution. You’ll also explore the new mandatory Ombudsman program and Citation options. Satisfies NAR’s ethics training requirement.

Help current and former military service members find housing solutions that best suit their needs and make best use of their available benefits .

May 1 Alexandria Bay September 29 West Babylon

February 2 April 5 April 6 April 20 April 24

Rochester Syracuse

Pricing Strategy Advisor Complete PSA course, two free webinars, submit application with $179 one-time fee.

March 7 Syracuse March 9 Saratoga March 10 Lake Placid March 27 Batavia March 28 Binghamton


(PSA requirement/GRI elective) 6 hours CE - $150 for members


White Plains May 23 Woodbury June 14 Buffalo October 25 Binghamton

Enhance your skills providing clients with property pricing guidance, creating CMAs, working with appraisers and educating clients on potential misconceptions about home values.



Meet the CEO and Staff Directors


Appraiser Career Development NYS Requirement Real estate appraisers must complete 28 hours of continuing education (CE) credit each license cycle.

NYSAR members who hold an appraiser license are automatically listed in the Find an Appraiser tool on NYRealEstateAppraisers.com. This tool allows members of the public to find an appraiser by conducting a search in their desired area. Likewise, brokers and agents can search for an appraiser specific to commercial or residential specialties. NYSAR offers residential and commercial practitioners, as well as appraisers, extensive options for expanding knowledge and honing skills. These include REALTOR ® designations, license renewal packages and a host of CE topics. Online Options

P 518.463.0300 F 518.462.5474 E info@nysar.com

130 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12210-2220

NYSAR Resources

Appraisal Conference Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY – Includes 7-hour National USPAP Update course that appraisers are required to complete every two years, plus other appraiser/real estate CE.

Triple Play Convention and Trade Expo Atlantic City, NJ – Provides the 7-hour USPAP Update course in addition to a variety of other CE courses and networking event s.

NYSAR Business Meetings CE sessions offered on current issue s. Online appraisal CE programs Available in the Education section at NYSAR.com .

Director of Education Priscilla Toth x218 | ptoth@nysar.com

Director of Government Affairs Michael Kelly x215 | mkelly@nysar.com

NYSAR Member Web Portal

Login to nysarportal.ramcoams.net to register for classes and events, make contributions, manage your subscriptions and more.

Vice President of Finance and Chief of Staff Libby Rentz x210 | lrentz@nysar.com

Chief Executive Officer Duncan R. MacKenzie, RCE x200 | dmackenzie@nysar.com

Trouble logging in to the portal? Contact Information Technology: 518.463.0300 x223

Director of Divisions Ali Mann, RCE x203 | amann@nysar.com

Director of Marketing Kristen Pooler x229 | kpooler@nysar.com


Learn more about and support NYSAR’s charitable foundations.

Encourage your first- time homebuyers to apply for a $2,000 grant to help defray their closing costs. The grant application and guidelines are available at NYSARHousingFoundation.com. Show your commitment to helping New Yorkers achieve the American Dream by making a tax-deductible contribution to support the first-time homebuyer grant program today. Contact Divisions: 518.463.0300 x203 | housingfdn@nysar.com

Apply for a scholarship today and start earning a national designation. Simply download the one-page application at NYSREEF.org , complete and submit it with three support letters. Recipients are announced in February and October. Are you a successful REALTOR ® ? Then pay it forward – make your tax-deductible donation today and help raise the level of professionalism in our industry. Contact Education: 518.463.0300 x212 | ccraig@nysar.com

Director of Legal Services & General Counsel S. Anthony Gatto, Esq. NYSAR Legal Hotline 518.436.9727

Vice President of Board and Member Services Patrick Reilly, RCE x205 | preilly@nysar.com

Director of Information Technology J. Austin Moran x214 | mis@nysar.com

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