GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
REALTORS Care Week of Service is March 18 - 22, 2019
We are so excited to announce that our REALTORS Care Spring Week of Service is scheduled for March 18 to March 22, 2019! The Week of Service Committee has been hard at work developing great projects, and we have some wonderful charities that we'll be helping.

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 as a force for good! By working together, we can make a major impact on our city and those in need!
GLAR Community Grant for Local Charities - Deadline This Friday
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.
Last Chance to Register for Boost Your Business
Join us on February 7th for two FREE unforgettable sessions with Sean Carpenter. Both sessions are full of usable tools and techniques that will elevate your business in 2019! This REALTOR only event is held at the Crowne Plaza.

9:00 am - Session 1: The Realtor’s Toolbox – Tools, Tips, & Techniques for Building Your Real Estate Business

1:00pm - Session 2: Creating a Better Story for Success
New Panelist Added to Rookies Workshop on February 8
Joe Hayden will join Greg Taylor, Elizabeth Monarch and Tom Jordan for the Rookies Workshop panel this Friday, all involved in successful teams. The workshop will feature a conversation on what makes a team flow, potential roadblocks and patterns for success and will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions and decide if a team structure is right for you and your business. Don’t miss the fast-paced and exciting panel of real estate professionals!
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.
GLAR Bowl-a-thon Coming March 13
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; to register your team click here . The deadline to register for this event is 3/5/19. Please note: Affiliate Members are limited to 3 teams per company. GLAR Affiliates can find event sponsorships available here.

Bingo Cards: Get The Diamond on February 6 at GLAR
You could win a Derby Experience just by meeting your GLAR Affiliates! REALTORS download your bingo card here for all the details on how to play. Deadline to complete your bingo card and turn it in is March 1, 2019. 

Want to get a diamond?   REALTORS, come to the Affiliate Council Speed "Dating" event called Diamonds & Networking on February 6th from 10am to Noon at the GLAR office. You'll get the chance to do a quick meet and greet with members of the Affiliate Council, maybe add some new partners for your business, and get the diamond on your bingo card completed! No RSVP necessary, just drop in.

MLS News & Updates
Flexmls: Listing Detail Gets New Look
You’ll notice a new look to the listing detail page in Flexmls Pro for Android and Mobile Web. There are now expandable containers to view listing details and history, and a map icon to view the location. These updates are also available for consumers viewing listings on mobile browsers.

Product Spotlight: RPR
Check out these 9 RPR app features that will help increase your productivity in the new year. Read More.
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. 20 - 26, 2018 = 339
Jan. 20 - 26, 2019 = 355

Solds
Jan.20 - 26, 2018 = 237
Jan.20 - 26, 2019 = 186

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