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YPN – WINTER IS COMING

Join Saint Louis REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN)
at Charleville Brewing Company on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  5 – 7 p.m
Appetizers available. Cash bar.

To register, Click Here!

 

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Charleville Brewing Company & Tavern | 2101 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis 63103

 


 

Questions? Contact Liz Smith at lizsellsstl@gmail.com

 

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Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation — Terminology, Community and Commerce

Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation — Terminology, Community and Commerce

As part of the Unconscious Bias Series, the St. Louis REALTORS® Inclusion Advisory Group, in collaboration with Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP), presents “Understanding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation — Terminology, Community and Commerce.” Register below!

As our community continues to create more inclusion for people who identify as LGBTQ+, our organizations are having to adjust regarding recruitment, hiring and retention, as well as building client relationships and customer service. Sometimes our organizations struggle to quickly adapt to important changes that influence how they do business.

This lunchtime session will include a brief presentation from Kenneth Pruitt, a local expert on these issues, as well as a discussion on topics of sexual orientation and gender identity from panelists who will connect these topics to their personal and professional lives.

Event Details
Date: August 25
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: University City Public Library, Auditorium | 6701 Delmar Blvd. | University City, MO 63130
Cost: FREE (lunch will be provided)
Facilitator: Kenneth Pruitt

To register for this course, please complete the information below.

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Questions? Contact Karen Dunn at 314.576.0033 or kdunn@stlrealtors.com

 

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Pledge to Vote Marketing Material

Pledge to Vote Marketing Material

All candidates may choose to use a set of customizable marketing materials provided on behalf of the association. This marketing kit includes templates of the following: a flier, postcard, e-blast and social media template. Please feel free to use any and all of the provided materials.

Flier

Completed Pledge to Vote Flyer

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Download completed example

Postcard

 Completed Pledge to Vote Postcard_Page_1

Completed Pledge to Vote Postcard_Page_2

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Download completed example


Social Media

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Email
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Contracts & Forms Revisions and Updates

Contracts & Forms Revisions and Updates

Form revisions as of July 1, 2016

  • #2049-Disclosure of Information Lead Based Paint/Lead Based Paint Hazards
    • Line numbers were added
    • HUD verbiage added to lines 33-35.
  • #2085-Electronic Lock Box Authorization
    • Title changed to Tenant Lock Box Authorization
    • Names of Association Boards of REALTORS®  removed from line 5
  • #2119-Pre-1978 Housing Rental and Leases Disclosure of Information Lead Based Paint and/or Lead Based Paint Hazards
    • HUD verbiage added to lines 27-29
  • #2141a-Condominium Resale Certificate
    • Verbiage added to lines 34 & 39

Reasons for Form Revisions

  • Line numbers were added for consistency with other forms
  • Names of Association/Boards removed due to increasing membership of Mid America Regional Information Systems (MARIS); the forms will always be up to date by not specifying certain counties.
  • Forms 2049 & 2119 – HUD instructions state: Whenever a seller or lessor has entered into a contract with an agent for the purpose of selling or leasing a unit of target housing, the regulations promulgated under this section shall require the agent, on behalf of the seller or lessor, to ensure with the requirements of this section. The forms were revised to add HUD verbiage so forms are more clear and concise.

New Forms Added & Purpose

  • Mechanic Lien Waiver – this form should be provided to the following:
    • The seller, at the time of listing, for completion by any contractors, subcontractors or suppliers who have recently performed work on the subject property.
    • To any vendors (including their subcontractors and/or suppliers) hired to complete necessary repairs on the subject property (i.e. during inspection negotiations).
    • To your preferred vendors (including their subcontractors and/or suppliers) who commonly handle repairs for your clients.
  • Notice of Intended Sale (NOIS) – if the subject property is newly constructed or rehabbed, then the underwriter will typically require this form. It is completed by the owner of the property and recorded in the county where the property is located. The intent is to provide notice that the owner is renovating the property for sale to a bona fide purchaser. It also reflects the closing date of the property.

For any questions regarding the current revisions and updates, please contact Tracey Yost, Contracts & Forms Liaison, at tyost@stlrealtors.com

 

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2018 Board Nominations

Want to be considered as a nominee for the St. Louis REALTORS® 2018 board of directors? To be considered as a nominee, you must fill out an online application.

 The nominations period is now closed.

Additional Key Dates: The online voting process will open for all members on August 10 at 9 a.m. and ends on August 30 at noon.

Why should you serve on the board of directors? Learn the secrets and benefits that most don’t know: Top 10 Reasons to Serve.

Click HERE to view the PDF flier.

Available Positions and Qualifications:

  • REALTOR®-Associate Director Seat (ONE available) – Prerequisite: Not a managing broker, Designated REALTOR®, broker principal, broker-owner or broker-associate with management responsibilities.
  • REALTOR® Director Seat (FOUR available) – Prerequisite: A managing broker, Designated REALTOR®, broker principal, broker-owner or broker-associate with management responsibilities.
  • National Director Seat (ONE available) – Prerequisite: Completion of one three-year term as a St. Louis REALTORS® director and one two-year term as a Missouri REALTORS® director. (Note: You may assume this responsibility in addition to your role as an officer or director.)
  • Treasurer (ONE available) – Prerequisite: Served 24 months as a director of the association. Must be a member of REALTOR® status.
  • President-Elect (ONE available) – Prerequisite: Served 24 months as a director of the association. Must be a member of REALTOR® status.

View and read additional qualifications per the Bylaws here.

Please Note: There is also a limit on the number of available seats to a franchise or firm (5). Please review the following list to ensure there is a seat available.

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Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

The key to competitive home pricing is becoming proficient at comparative market analyses (CMAs). In the Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA course, you will learn how to evaluate the existing real estate market to take the guesswork out of pricing homes.

As the core requirement for the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification, this course will enable you to:

  • Determine the market-based value range of a home
  • Choose the most appropriate comparables for a property
  • Compile a CMA report for proper presentation
  • Collaborate with appraisers

This course is worth six hours of elective CE credit.

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

Date: August 8
Time: Registration opens at 8 a.m. | Class from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Association of REALTORS® | 12777 Olive Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63141
Cost: Now through July 29 – $119 | After July 29 and walk-ins – $129

How to Earn It
  • Complete this one-day class
  • Complete two, one-hour webinars: Making Adjustments, Counseling Clients Using Market Stats
  • Be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Go to https://pricingstrategyadvisor.org/get-certified to submit an application online
  • Pay a one-time application fee of $179 to the National Association of REALTORS®
Cost
  • Pay a one-time application fee of $179 to the National Association of REALTORS®

Questions? Contact Karen Dunn at kdunn@stlrealtors.com or 314.590-2312.

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Broker Forum

Broker Forum

Brokers serve as the foundation for the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®. On Monday, April 25 we will be hosting our first Broker Forum of 2016. It is our hope that our Brokers will set aside their Monday morning to join us. All of the forum specifics can be found below.

Date: Monday, April 25
Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Place: St. Louis Association of REALTORS®
Cost: Free! Includes a hot breakfast.

Come and hear what the St. Louis Association of REALTORS® is doing for you and your brokerage. Learn about new services and programs, including those already launched and those still to come in 2016. All of these services and programs were chosen specifically to enhance your bottom line, reduce your risks, and keep your agents happy and productive.

This breakfast is a two-way street. We’d like to hear your thoughts. What keeps you awake at night? How can we, as your association, help?

Please plan on joining us for breakfast April 25. It’s free, but only for our broker members. Simply fill our the registration form below.


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Tech Thursdays

The Tech Thursday series is back! Join us this summer for course curriculum focused on tech tips that will help you streamline processes and ultimately grow your business. Take a look at all course topics listed below and click on the accompanying button to register for the course.

Date: Select Thursdays during the summer of 2017
Time: All courses start at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Louis REALTORS® Conference Center | 12777 Olive Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63141
Cost: FREE to our members | $10 Non-Members

July 6 - Social Media Basics

  • Developing Your Personal Brand
  • The Facebook Algorithm
  • Social Media Strategy

Register Today

July 13 - Virtual Assistant

CANCELED!

August 3 - Drone Video & Photography

  • Taking Exceptional Aerial Photos
  • Operational Ricks
  • FAA Regulations
  • Basic Light Considerations

Register Today

August 10 - Navigating Zipform/Docusign

  • Start to Finish Transaction
  • Adding Documents
  • Build in Address Book
  • Electonic Signatures
  • Bonus – Zipform Mobile Version
  • Integrating Docusign into Zipform
  • Using Docusign Outside of Zipforms
  • Uploading PDF’s & Tagging Forms
  • Bonus – Mobile Version

Register Today

August 24 - Social Media Mastery

  • Social Media for Teams – Deciding on a Personality
  • The Relationship Between Social Media and Marketing
  • Advertising on Social Media – Myths and Misconceptions

Register Today

September 7 - Navigating Zipform/Docusign

  • Start to Finish Transaction
  • Adding Documents
  • Build in Address Book
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Bonus – Zipform Mboile Version
  • Integrating Docusign into Zipform
  • Using Docusign Outside of Zipforms
  • Uploading PDF’s & Tagging Forms
  • Bonus – Mobile Version

Register Today

September 14 - Maris

  • Client Portals
  • Homesnap
  • Down Payment Resource

Register Today

October 12 - Let's Discuss formsRus

  • Profile Completion
  • System Overview
  • Workflow Basics

Register Today

Please bring your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone to class.

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Shred Day

 

On September 15, you’ll have the chance to participate in Shred Day here at the association. What is Shred Day, you ask? No, it’s not wild skateboard tricks or 1980s hair-band guitar riffs … it’s a much-awaited annual event where members can bring any unnecessary files for a completely safe and secure onsite shredding.

The shredding, all accomplished by a huge mobile shredding truck, will begin at 11 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. This is a free service for members and donations are accepted, but not required. All donations go to our St. Louis REALTORS® Foundation.

Questions? Please contact Karen Dunn at kdunn@stlrealtors.com or 314.590.2312.

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April Municipal Election Day

April Municipal Election Day

This Tuesday, April 5, is a municipal election day – a chance for voters to shape the policies that affect our everyday lives as real estate practitioners, homeowners, investors or renters. Several ballot initiatives affect property owners, so click through the links below to learn about each issue and to make an informed decision!

All voters …

Two ballot initiatives in relation to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) are up to all voters in the St. Louis area:

Proposition Y is a wastewater bond authorization, which will determine how MSD pays for federally mandated wastewater treatment and infrastructure capital improvements. Passing the bond financing will result in lower monthly fees over a four-year period while not passing Proposition Y would result in higher monthly MSD bills to homeowners and commercial property owners by year 2020. The capital improvements will happen regardless of the passage of Proposition Y.

Proposition S is a proposal to equalize MSD storm water revenue collection throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area so all homeowners can receive similar services for fixing erosion and storm water infrastructure. The current collected fees would go up in some service areas and be lowered in others.

Learn more about MSD Proposition Y and Proposition S

St. Louis City voters …

The one percent earnings tax is up for renewal in the City of St. Louis. Currently the earnings tax accounts for 33 percent of the city’s general revenue. The one percent earnings tax is applicable to income earned off real estate transactions in the City of St. Louis. There is no proposal for how the City of St. Louis would replace revenues if the earnings tax was eliminated, but higher property taxes in the city are a possible funding source.

Learn more about Proposition E

St. Louis Public School District is seeking a 75-cent tax increase from their current tax levy of $3.75 per $100 assessed valuation to $4.50 per $100 assessed valuation. The 75-cent tax increase would mean an additional $142.50 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home. St. Louis Public Schools plans to use the funds for childhood education, alternative education options, equipment upgrades and toward salaries for teachers and staff.

For comparison, when the St. Louis Association of REALTORS® supported the passage of Prop R in the Mehlville School District, their property tax rose to $4.23 per $100 assessed valuation, which was an additional $93.10 per year on a $100,000 home. It was at $3.74 per $100 before the .49 cent tax increase. So comparatively St. Louis City Schools are asking for 26 cents more than Mehlville did last fall. This still puts St. Louis City on the lower end compared to other school districts in St. Louis County.

Learn more about Proposition 1

Florissant voters …

Proposition R makes changes to the Florissant Rental Licensing Code, changing the annual fee from $15 per license to $50 PER UNIT on each license. The St. Louis Association of REALTORS® believes this will negatively affect the real estate market in Florissant and is actively campaigning on behalf of our membership against Proposition R.

Proposition A expands Florissant’s Vacant Property Registration Code to assess a $200 annual fee to a property owner of any residential structure that has been vacant six months or more, regardless of whether or not the property is well maintained. The St. Louis Association of REALTORS® believes the liens that the City of Florissant can impose based on this change could impact buyers and sellers of vacant property at the closing table.

If you are a Florissant resident, the association encourages you to VOTE NO for Prop R and Prop A!

Learn more about Proposition R and Proposition A 

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