GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
Special Event: Floodplains in Jefferson County
Join us on February 27th for a special session for REALTORS to learn valuable information that will help you better serve your clients! The upcoming changes to the MSD floodplain maps will affect more than 2,000 homeowners in Jefferson County, and GLAR is encouraging REALTORS to educate themselves on the updated areas. Lori Rafferty, Floodplain & CRS Administrator for Louisville MSD, will be discussing the new flood maps as well as general floodplain regulations. Register now to reserve your seat.
New Agents Fulfill Your PLE in Just 8 Days!
The Kentucky Real Estate Commission requires all new sales associate licensees to complete 48 hours of post-license education (PLE) courses within  24 months of obtaining and activating their real estate license. Do you still need to complete your requirement?

Beginning March 4, 2019, GLAR is offering all 48 hours of required PLE during a 2 week period. This series of classes are being held Monday through Thursday. You can take courses individually, or in packages to receive a discount! Find out more .
REALTORS Unite: It's Time to Volunteer!
REALTORS Care Spring Week of Service is scheduled for March 18 to March 22, 2019! We are helping numerous local charities. Volunteer projects are now online and ready for you and your team to sign up! Just go to www.WeekofService.com to view available projects.

This is a great opportunity to show Greater Louisville how much REALTORS care about their community! By working together, we can make a major impact on our city and those in need.
Don't Forget Your Planner for 2019
Stop by the REALTOR Store at the Association office to pick up your 2019 Planner! These planners will keep you on track for a successful year. There are a variety of sizes and colors available, and cost $19 to $30 depending on style. For more info email Store@LouisvilleRealtors.com or call (502) 894-9860. Stop by to shop in person during Store hours, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
It's Tax Time! Non-Deductible Dues Calculated
The Tax Reform Act of 1993 made the portion of dues paid to organizations which is spent to lobby State and Federal governments nondeductible for income taxes and requires this to be disclosed to members.

For 2019 Dues paid in Fall 2018:
NAR computes 38% or $57.00 (of the $150.00 per member) to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax due to NAR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members. Note that the entire $35.00 portion of dues related to public awareness qualifies as deductible dues.

KYR computes 5.17% or $7.49 (of the $145.00 per member) to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax due to KAR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members.

For Dues paid in 2018:
GLAR computes 6.71% or $11.87 (of the $177.00 per member) to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax due to GLAR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members. Note that the entire $275.00 for MSI dues and $480 for CIE dues are fully deductible.

Let's Bowl for Charity!
Grab your team of 5 for the GLAR Charity Bowl-a-thon on March 13th!  All GLAR Members, their office staff, and Affiliate offices are welcome to participate. This event has SOLD OUT quickly in previous years so we are offering two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. This is a pre-paid event and the deadline to register is March 5th. Please note: Affiliate Members are limited to 3 teams per company
MLS News & Updates
MLS Rules & Regs Reminder
4.5 PHOTO /DOCUMENT /VIRTUAL TOUR PROHIBITIONS: Branding of photographs,
documents and virtual tours is prohibited. Virtual tours, videos documents and photographs submitted to the MLS for display in listing information must exclude branded information. Any tour accessed via a link posted in the MLS must exclude branding (i.e. YouTube videos). Examples of branding include visual, verbal or written information such as email addresses,website addresses, phone numbers, logos, and names. Neither the tour itself, nor the surrounding frame, can be branded nor can branding be included in any photo remarks, file names, etc.

Product Spotlight: Flexmls
Webinar - Quick Launch: Access to Almost Everything - Feb 18th 
The Quick Launch bar helps you multi-task and is an entrance point to many system functions. Join this webinar to learn how it can help you be your most efficient self.
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
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2018 = 391
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2019 = 314

Solds
Jan.27 - Feb. 2, 2018 = 280
Jan.27 - Feb. 2, 2019 = 236

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