GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
Supra eKEY Redesigns APP Look and Functionality
If you are currently using the Supra App on your mobile device you will soon see a change to the appearance of the app. This update affects users with the newest iPhones/iPads on IOS 10 or above, Apple watches with IOS3, and Android phones with OS5 or above.  App options will look different, but the biggest change is the new security measures for access. With the new change, when you request a new authorization code it is only valid for 24 hours and DISABLES any other device. New authorization codes must be entered promptly to avoid disabling your key and access. If this happens, you can contact Supra Support for a new code at 1-888-968-4032. For other Supra support issues call 1-877-699-6787.

Other improvements include:
  • Inventory button changed to “My Keyboxes”
  • The “obtain key” and “release shackle” buttons have been moved to the bottom of the app so that members can reach them using one hand.
  • You have the option to enter your pin once per day, instead of having to enter it each time you unlock a keybox. Change this option under eKEY settings menu.

Click here for a quick refresh guide on the new app.   
Click here for Supra’s resource page full of helpful info for agents.
Association Office Holiday Closings
The Association office will be closed for the holiday season on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st. We wish you all the hope, wonder and joy that the holiday season brings.
November Housing Market Reports
Mandatory Terms of Use Coming the MLS in January
One of the roles of the MLS is to protect the MLS database. One way of providing protection is through copyright. For years, MLSs have been filing copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office for federal copyright registration of compilation copyright in the MLS database. And for years (decades, actually), the Copyright Office approved those applications. However, in late summer of last year, the U.S. Copyright Office began issuing requests for clarification of whether the creativity in MLS databases satisfies the federal requirements for copyright protection. Since that time, attorneys with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) have been in contact with the Copyright Office to explore what additional information the Copyright Office might accept to show the creativity in MLS databases. You can read more about NAR’s efforts  here .

Given recent uncertainty with the U.S. Copyright Office, we are reassessing our procedures to better position MSI to protect the database on behalf of participants and subscribers. We are updating our copyright application strategies and implementing new terms of use that clarify the MLS owns changes to the compilation.  MSI is not forcing participants or subscribers to give up ownership of listing content.  Instead, we are positioning ourselves to continue registering the compilation copyright (the selection, coordination, and arrangement of content; not the content itself) and changes to it.
The terms of use will appear on the login screen of Flexmls beginning on January 2, 2019. All users will be required to agree to the terms of use before they can proceed.  You will only have to take this action once.
 
The Terms of Use in its entirety is available here . For more information about copyrighting of the MLS, click here .
Congressman Yarmuth Speaks to GLAR Members
We are very excited to announce that Congressman John Yarmuth will be at the GLAR Office for a special session for our members! Join us on January 7th, where Yarmuth will discuss impactful issues affecting the real estate industry in the upcoming sessions. This event is free for GLAR members but seating is limited, so register now to reserve your seat. Networking with coffee and pastries begins at 8:30am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear directly from Congressman Yarmuth on issues affecting you and your industry!
Have Your Favorite Charity Apply for our Community Grant
Do you have a charity that is near and dear to your heart that makes an amazing difference in our community? Have them apply for the GLAR Community Grant! Non-profits chosen through our selection process will be the recipients of proceeds from our charity events for the fiscal year. Deadline to apply for this year is February 8, 2019. Charities interested must fill out the application below and email that along with their W-9 to Karla@louisvillerealtors.com by the deadline.
Openings for Board Appointed Delegates to KYR - Deadline January 9
The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® has one opening for an appointment to the Kentucky Association of Realtors® Delegate Body for a one-year term ending December 31, 2019. 
 
The Delegate body is responsible for:
-Electing KAR officers
-Electing representatives to NAR
-Approving the strategic plan and budget recommended by the Board of Directors
-The Delegate Body may review and reverse decisions of the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws.
 
All Delegate Body Members are required to attend regular open meetings of the Board of Directors, Delegate Body, and special called meetings of the Delegate Body, and may attend any open special called Board of Directors meeting. The normally scheduled meetings are held in February (typically Lexington), June (location varies), September (location varies), and December (typically Lexington).  GLAR has a policy in place to reimburse Delegates for most expenses associated with traveling to these meetings. 
 
Delegates should be familiar with the current Bylaws, Constitution, and Policies of the National Association of Realtors® and the Kentucky Association of Realtors®, Roberts Rules of Order and legislative activity on the local, state and national levels.
 
 If you are interested in being considered please submit your name via email to Lisa Stephenson,  Lisa@LouisvilleRealtors.com , no later than January 9, 2018.
Rookies Workshop: Learn the 5 Factors of Value
There is more to establishing the value for a home other than the numerical facts. Come learn from Joe Hayden how to comprehensively establish true value in a home with the 5 Factors of Value to consider when determining listing prices, followed by Q&A . Seating in limited for this event, so please RSVP to reserve your seat.
REALTOR Tax Planning Seminar Hosted by GLAR YPN
It’s almost tax season, and filing taxes as a real estate agent can be tricky. Learn about how and when to file and important tips including potential write-offs for Realtors! Bring your questions, and start your tax planning now with CPA Rick Fields & the Young Professionals Network! Lunch will be provided. Register at www.glarypn.com/calendar.

MLS News & Updates
IMPORTANT Notification on Square Footage
In January 2019, PVA will be removed as an option for source of square footage. The Board of Directors has recognized that the square footage information available from the PVA is often inaccurate and encourages members to use other methods to determine a properties square footage. The Association plans to offer training on measuring properties using ANSI for those agents who would like to learn more.  

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Legislative Update
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Weekly Stats - Residential Single Family & Condo
Listings
Dec. 2 - 8, 2017 = 296
Dec. 2 - 8, 2018 = 347

Solds
Dec. 2 - 8, 2017 = 337
Dec. 2 - 8, 2018 = 253

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