NYSAR 2017 Fall Business Meetings

SEPTEMBER 24 - 27 , 2017


REGISTER ONLINE at NYSARportal.ramcoams.net.

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Dawn Carpenter 2017 PRESIDENT


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Dear colleague, The Fall Business Meetings are quickly approaching and I can tell you that in addition to the important committee work that will take place, this year’s agenda has a wonderful mix of learning, idea-sharing and networking opportunities as well. Based on your feedback, we’ve taken care to organize the schedule to maximize your time in Verona. This includes providing a mix of open meetings to choose from while the closed committees are meeting, offering CE sessions, hosting the popular Legal Update and General Session. Plus, get ready to have a great time at RPAC of New York’s Karaoke Party with live and silent auctions and costume contests. Take a look through the following pages for more details about what’s on tap. The NYSAR Meeting Planner website will be available very soon allowing you to build your schedule, access committee agendas and view the registered attendee list. Once you’ve registered for the meetings, simply login to meetingplanner.nysar.com with your last name and the cell phone number you provided to get started. On behalf of your leadership team of President-Elect CJ DelVecchio, Secretary/Treasurer Moses Seuram and CEO Duncan MacKenzie, thank you for your interest in the upcoming Fall Business Meetings. We hope to see you at Turning Stone! Regards,

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TURNING STONE RESORT & CASINO The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate has passed. Please call Turning Stone at 800.771.7711 to inquire about availability. Please note: Turning Stone is sold-out for Saturday, September 23. 5218 PATRICK RD, VERONA, NY 13478



Registration Hours: Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Continental Breakfast Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Mohawk Hallway) Coffee Service: Monday & Tuesday, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

P.S. - The Step Up, Stand Out challenge is back, so get those competitive juices flowing to recruit new faces to attend the meetings and be eligible to win prizes!

A special thanks to our generous sponsors M&T Bank (Tuesday's coffee service) and Turning Stone (Wednesday's continental breakfast).


Duncan R. MacKenzie Chief Executive Officer

CJ DelVecchio President-Elect

Moses Seuram Secretary/Treasurer





2 - 5 p.m.

+Ombudsman Training Ombudsman Training

Many ethics complaints are misunderstandings. This session will assist individuals who currently serve as an ombudsman as well as those looking for guidance and/or additional ombudsman training. REALTOR ® association ombudsman receive and resolve disputes through constructive communication and advocating for consensus and understanding. Often ethics hearings might be averted with enhanced communications and initial problem-solving capacity at the local level. Join instructor Linda J. Page, former chair of theNAR Professional Standards Committee and Professional Standards Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board, for this informative training session. This session is sold-out as of September 6.

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Sunday, September 24 4 - 5:30 p.m. 1.5 hours of FREE CE credit

ANTHONY GATTO, ESQ. NYSAR General Counse l and Di rector of Legal Services

# N Y S A R # L E G A L # N Y S A R F B M

P r e - r e g i s t e r f o r t h e L e g a l U p d a t e t o e n s u r e s e a t i n g a n d e a r n y o u r f r e e C E c r e d i t . F i r s t - c o m e , f i r s t - s e r v e d .

GRI Graduation Join NYSAR’s leadership team, GRI designees, faculty and staff as NYSAR’s most recent graduates of the REALTOR ® Institute are recognized. Come and congratulate our most recent GRI grads! (Open to all.) President’s Reception All attendees are invited to attend the opening night’s President’s Reception for networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This free 1.5 hour CE session will provide the latest information for New York licensed brokers, managers and agents. NYSAR’s General Counsel Anthony Gatto, Esq. will cover a wide array of legal issues critical to reducing risk in your real estate practice. Topics include: fair housing; independent contractors; personal assistants; agency; and much more. Pre-registration is required to receive CE credit and ensure adequate seating. First-come, first-served. Local Board/Association Forum All attendees are encouraged to attend this interactive session to discuss industry issues and trends. Speaker details will follow. Legal Update: Current Legal Snares

9 -10 a.m.

*Grievance Committee

*Faculty Development Subcommittee *WCR Board of Governors

9 - 10:30 a.m.

CRS General Membership *NYSAR Real Estate Services Board of Directors

10 - 11 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

+*WCR General Membership Meeting *Leadership Academy Advisory Board *NYS Real Estate Education Foundation

11 a.m. - Noon

Noon - 1 p.m. 12:30 - 2 p.m.

*Regional Vice Presidents

*Past Presidents’ Advisory Board Commercial Issues Working Group Local Board/Association Forum

1 - 2 p.m.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

2 - 4 p.m.

*RPAC Trustees +Legal Update GRI Graduation

4 - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6 p.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

President’s Reception

* Committee members only. + Additional registration and/or fee required.


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General Session This must-attend session will include President Dawn Carpenter’s State of the Association address, the announcement of the 2017 REALTOR ® of the Year and keynote speaker Rob Hahn, founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates. A Shock & Awe Campaign that can only be delivered by Notorious R.O.B., “Black Swans of the Real Estate Industry” offers an in- depth analysis of potential trends and unlikely events that could reshape how we do business. Meant to inspire conversation and large-scale thinking, Rob’s presentation will stick with you long after the event. Safety Matters This one-hour session will provide an overview of policies and procedures you can implement in your business to protect you and your clients. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required to assure adequate seating. Fair Housing & Cultural Diversity Committee Join Ginger Downs, CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS ® , as she shares details of their strategic partnerships with other fair housing and diversity groups and organizations in the Chicago area. RPAC Karaoke Night Karaoke, costumes and auctions all in support of RPAC! Tickets cost $60 each and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Professional Standards Committee *Housing Opportunities Foundation Second-home, Resort & Global Markets Committee

8:30 - 10 a.m.

9 - 10:30 a.m. 10 - 11 a.m.

Article 12A Working Group *Investment Committee

10 - 11:30 a.m. Fair Housing & Cultural Diversity Committee 10:30 a.m. - Noon Housing Opportunities Committee

Co-Op Issues Working Group Safety Matters (1 hour real estate CE)

11 a.m. - Noon

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Young Professionals Network

*Professional Standards Steering Committee

Noon - 1 p.m. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

NYC Issues Working Group

2 - 3:30 p.m.

General Session

4 - 5 p.m.

*Government Affairs Directors’ Local Board Education Forum Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee *Organizational Planning Committee

4 - 5:30 p.m.

4 - 6 p.m.

7:15 - 11 p.m.

+RPAC Karaoke Night

* Committee members only. + Additional registration and/or fee required.

Pull aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House!

Join the NYSAR YPN as we once again collect aluminum pull tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Collect your pull tabs from:

• Soda Cans • Soup Cans • Pet Food Cans • Juice Cans • Tennis Ball Cans • Anything else with a pull tab!

Y oung P rofessionals N etwork

The RMHC recycles the pull tabs and one hundred percent of the dollars raised are put into their direct operations. Every tab counts towards making a heartfelt impact on the critically ill children and families partaking in their services.

Share photos of your collections in the NYSAR and NYSAR YPN Facebook pages using #nysar #ypn #YPNlovesRMHC

Start collections at home and in your office. Get your family, friends and colleagues involved and bring their collections with you to Turning Stone too!

Regional Caucuses Facilitated by the Regional Vice President (RVP), the caucuses provide the opportunity to share details about the committee meetings attended in preparation for Wednesday’s Board of Directors meeting. Instructor Development Program - Video Bootcamp In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to record, edit, do voice-overs, addmusic and then post your video in a variety of places to maximize exposure. And, you’ll see what programs and apps are needed to accomplish all of this. Pre-registration and $25 fee applies. Communications, Marketing & Technology Forum Big Data, open data, and the predictive analytics models being created with that data are changing the landscape of how consumers inform themselves in the home buying process. Learn about how these technologies work, how they are affecting the industry today, and how to leverage them yourself. New NYSAR Board of Directors Training New directors must attend this mandatory session. YPN Golf Social Fundraiser Enjoy golf, networking and prizes while raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities! $20 entry fee. Distinguishing Style and Size to Value Do you know how to accurately measure and advertise the square footage of the house you are appraising, selling or renting? Learn what “living area” really is per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This course will walk appraisers through USPAP standards 1 and 2. Salespeople will also fulfill their 1 hour agency requirement. Submitted for appraiser and real estate CE. Pre-registration and $50 fee applies.

8 - 9 a.m.

*Private AE Meeting

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Appraisal Committee *Issues Mobilization Committee Association Executives Forum

9 - 10:30 a.m.

+ Distinguishing Style and Size to Value (3 hours appraiser and real estate CE pending) *Budget & Finance Committee Legislative Policy Forum Education Management Committee

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

10 - 11 a.m.

10 - 11:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11 a.m.

*AE Advisory Committee

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. *Local Board/Association Presidents’ Luncheon (By invitation only) 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. *Legislative Steering Committee

Communications, Marketing & Technology Forum

12:30 - 2 p.m.

Mediators’ Forum +Instructor Development Program Communications & Marketing Steering Committee *Legal Action Committee

1:30 - 3 p.m.

2 - 3 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Regional Caucuses

5 - 6 p.m.

New NYSAR Board of Directors Training

5 - 6:30 p.m.

*Executive Committee

5 - 7 p.m.

+YPN Golf Social Fundraiser

* Committee members only. + Additional registration and/or fee required.

The NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation presents:

MacBook Air Raffle

11-inch Apple MacBook Air - valued at $899

$20 donation to the Foundation = 1 entry $50 donation to the Foundation = 3 entries

Make your donation online at www.NYSARHousingFoundation.com, or at the

Registration Desk. The winner will be announced at the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 27.

Proceeds go toward the Foundation’s first-time homebuyer grant program, which awards $2,000 grants to low-to-moderate income families/individuals.


REGISTRATION FORM Fax to 518.462.5474

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Fee Total

Ombudsman Training*

Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m. $10

Sunday, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Legal Update*


Monday, 11 a.m. - Noon FREE!

Safety Matters CE session*

Monday, 7:15 - 11 p.m.

RPAC Karaoke Night


Distinguishing Style and Size to Value CE session Instructor Development Program - Video Bootcamp*

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.


*Pre-registration required by Friday, September 15.

Total amount to be charged to your credit card: $

Do you have any disabilities which require special accommodations, including provisions for auxiliary aids/ services? If so, please use this space to identify your needs. Or, contact Pam Morrison at 518.463.0300 x202 or via email at pmorrison@nysar.com.

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RPAC disclaimer: Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and used for political purposes. The amount suggested is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70 percent of each contribution is used by the State PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state reaches its RPAC goal, 30 percent is sent to National RPAC to support Federal candidates and is charged against you limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.

Photography release statement: By registering for the NYSAR Business Meetings, you grant permission to NYSAR, its employees, agents and assigns to take and use your photo/video image/likeness in any NYSAR materials (print/digital media, online uses, email blasts etc.) for an indefinite period of time without compensation. NYSAR shall own all rights, including copyrights in and to the photo/video media. Cancellation Policy: Registrations for the paid CE sessions may be canceled and payment will be refunded up until Friday, September 15. After September 15, no refunds will be given.

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