GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
Apply for the Next GLAR Leadership Institute Class
You are invited to apply for the GLAR Leadership Institute Class of 2019-2020. This incredible opportunity is available to Realtor® members of GLAR and will dramatically enhance and improve your leadership skills and confidence. Whether your interest is to become a leader in your industry or your community, this program will offer you all the right tools you need to succeed. Learn more about the Realtor® Association and its three levels of governance, explore what it takes to become an effective leader, how to run a successful meeting, how to enhance and improve your public speaking skills, your personal and professional image, and so much more. Applications are due no later than 5:00pm on September 11, 2019, and selected participants will be notified of acceptance into the program.
July Statistics Reports
Final FHA Condo Rule from HUD
On August 14, 2019, HUD released the long-awaited final FHA condo rule. After years of advocacy by NAR, HUD's final rule contains several elements that will enable more buyers to be able to use FHA-insured financing to purchase a condo. Highlights include:
  • The return of single unit approval, also known as spot loans, for units in non-FHA approved properties
  • Increased certification period from two to three years, plus a six month grace period to submit re-certification materials
  • Increased acceptable commercial space to 35 percent of total area
  • Reduced requirement for owner-occupancy percentage exceptions
For a full breakdown of the changes, please see:
Wire Fraud is Real and Happening in Greater Louisville
Wire fraud is real and happening right here in Greater Louisville. As REALTORS, you must remain vigilant to protect your clients and yourself. Read more about two recent attempted wire fraud instances and what you can do to protect yourself.
Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
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!
Fulfill Your Kentucky Core or Broker Core at GLAR
Kentucky requires the Kentucky Core course to be completed by all active licensees subject to continuing education (CE) requirements once every four (4) years. Broker licensees may take either the Kentucky Core or Broker Core to fulfill this requirement. No other continuing education course will substitute for the Kentucky Core Course. The Core Course will satisfy the continuing education requirements for licensees in the year that it is taken.

UPCOMING CORE CLASSES
•  August 29th
•  September 10th
•  October 2nd
•  November 19th
•  December 6th & 23rd

BROKER CORE
•  September 19th
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.
NEW Rookies Workshop: Lead Generation
On September 20th, Marilyn Cundiff will present this session on smart tactics for lead generation and prospecting, scheduling, systems, strategies to get clients; and, breaking down methods to achieve appointments. Rookies Workshops are held monthly at the GLAR office and provide a wealth of useful information. These sessions are designed for Realtors® new to the industry; but, members of all experience levels are welcome to attend! Rookies Workshops are free and provide a great opportunity to learn from industry experts in an informal setting. Open to GLAR Realtors® only.
Important MLS News & Updates
Flexmls: Resize Columns in Search Results and Print Preview
You can now adjust your search results view in Flexmls Web, both on-screen and for the printed page. Previously, users couldn't adjust the column widths in search results. Now, you can modify the width of any column on the List tab of search results and in the print preview. To change the width, click on a column separator in the header and drag the double arrow to make adjustments.
RPR: Learn to Create Mailing Labels for Your Marketing
RPR’s new mailing labels feature builds upon RPR’s existing set of tools to give REALTORS ®  a simple way to market a new listing, just sold properties, or to promote your brand. Join RPR for a free webinar on Sept. 10th to learn how to use RPR to generate mailing labels to your targeted market.
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
August 4 -10, 2018 = 582
August 4 -10, 2019 = 504

Solds
August 4 -10, 2018 = 357
August 4 -10, 2019 = 334
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