GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2019: Boost Your Business Summit & Trade Show
Invest in yourself and your business! The first-ever GLAR Speaker Summit will feature three nationally-recognized speakers and a variety of breakout sessions with topics of marketing, sales strategies, customer service & more. Plus, at the GLAR Affiliate Trade Show, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with experts in the real estate industry, and network with fellow Realtors®! Check your email on 8/27 for the link to register. Until then, explore the event here: www.glarsummit.com
Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
It's time to register! The GLAR Annual Meeting and Installation Luncheon is on September 13th, 2019 . Held at the Crowne Plaza Louisville, this event includes presentations of coveted Association awards, a review of the year from our Presidents, and the swearing-in of Board Members. The luncheon is FREE for all GLAR REALTORS® and Affiliate Members, and guest tickets are available for $25.00 each. You must have a reservation to attend. Contact Tosha Ridenour at Tosha@LouisvilleRealtors.com or 502-894-9860 with questions. Reserve your seat now!
Meet NAR's Ethics Requirement
All REALTORS® must fulfill the biennial NAR® Ethics requirement. Only REALTORS® with Emeritus status are exempt from ethics. The current Ethics cycle began January 1, 2019 and will end December 31, 2020.

Upcoming Ethics classes:
Advertising Laws and Ethics - August 14, November 6
Code of Ethics: Promise of Professionalism - August 14
Ethics Cases and Scenarios - September 17
Ethics Here and Now - October 10, December 12
Technology: Law, Code of Ethics and Fair Housing - September 4

PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed your Ethics requirement through another provider, please forward a copy of your completion certificate to the GLAR Professional Development Department at education@louisvillerealtors.com .
Committee Sign Ups Now OPEN
Get involved in the decision making process of your Association by volunteering to serve on a committee! Click on the button below to view the list of available committees for the upcoming year and then sign-up ! If appointed, each committee member will serve a 2 year term with service beginning October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2021. (Exception: Interview Committees and Legislative Quick Response Team serve a one year term beginning October 1, 2019. The Professional Standards Committee is a one year term with service beginning January 1, 2019.) DEADLINE for members to sign up for a committee is August 31, 2019.
Last Chance Classes for Education Achievement Award
Are you on track to apply for this year's Education Achievement Award? Realtors® who earn this award will be acknowledged at the 2019 Annual Meeting in September, as well as have their name and photo published in an issue of Louisville Business First! Just submit completion certificates for 30 hours of CE courses from GLAR from October 1, 2018, along with the award application by the September 4th deadline. Find out more about award eligibility requirements and how to apply by clicking here .

Upcoming Classes:
August 14: Advertising Laws & Ethics
August 14: Code of Ethics A Promise of Professionalism
August 20: Fair Housing and Property Management
August 29: Core
Sept. 4: Technology Law and Ethics
Sept. 4: Social Media Success in Just Minutes a Day
Host a Meal at Norton Children's Hospital
Would you, or your office, like to host a meal for families at Norton Children's Hospital? It costs about $250 to $300 to purchase a meal for one evening, and your office can have volunteers go down to serve the families your meal. For more information on this opportunity and available dates, email Jessie Gordon at Jessie.gordon@nortonhealthcare.org .
Important MLS News & Updates
RPR Adds Opportunity Zones
RPR adds Opportunity Zones to its list of impressive real estate property data features. REALTORS ® can now conduct a geographic search to reveal Opportunity Zones, which are federally-appointed areas that present opportunities for real estate investment and development by offering tax incentives to investors.

Flexmls: UPDATED MLS RULE & FORM CHANGE
When an agent represents a buyer on the purchase of an unlisted property, the agent often chooses to add that transaction to the MLS. This allows the agent to see the transaction in their production numbers and allows other members access to the sale information for comps. This has always been allowed by the MLS, however, legal counsel has advised us that the agent should get authorization from the seller before disseminating this information via the MLS. Accordingly, MLS Rule 1.24 has been updated. The Association has also updated the language in the One-Time Showing Agreement/Authorization form to include language authorizing such use.   Click here to view the updated One-Time Showing Agreement/Authorization form.

1.24 RECORDING SOLD PROPERTIES NOT LISTED IN THE MLS: A MLS Participant or Subscriber who has represented a buyer in a transaction that was not listed in the MLS may record such transaction in the MLS as long as it is entered within thirty (30) days of the property closing and a listing input sheet is signed by the Seller(s) in order to verify accuracy of the data and authorization to disseminate the property information via the MLS. The listing date should be shown as the pending date and the listing agent and listing company should be shown as “nonmember”. After entering the listing, the selling agent should immediately close the listing .
Legislative Update
Legislative issues impact your real estate business every day! Our government affairs representatives are continually working to remain on top of issues that affect your profession. Read the latest report.

Weekly Stats - Residential Single Family & Condo
Listings
July 28 - August 3, 2018 = 588
July 28 - August 3, 2019 = 511

Solds
July 28 - August 3, 2018 = 416
July 28 - August 3, 2019 = 438
Our Annual Partners
GLAR Affiliate Member Corner
GLAR Affiliates: Here is your chance to be a part of the newest GLAR event, the Boost Your Business Speaker Summit! With expected attendance of 200+ REALTORS®, you’ll have the opportunity to show your expertise in the industry with your products and services through trade show space and sponsorship opportunities. Learn more here: https://www.glarsummit.com/sponsor.html