GLAR Weekly News Update for Members - Happy New Year!
NEW! Updated 2019 Forms Overview
The newly updated forms and contracts for members are now available. You will notice changes made to the Residential Sales Contract, Addendum for Counteroffer, Lease, Multiple Listing Contract, Notification of Request for Repairs, and One Time Showing Agreement. You can view changes made to each of these forms by clicking on the document below.
2019 Code of Ethics
The following language has been added to Standard of Practice 1-7: Upon the written request of a cooperating broker who submits an offer to the listing broker, the listing broker shall provide a written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating that the offer has been submitted to the seller/landlord, or a written notification that the seller/landlord has waived the obligation to have the offer presented.

Click below to view the official Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for the National Association of REALTORS.
Opening for Board Appointed Delegate for KYR - Apply by Jan. 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.

2018 Year in Photos
2018 was an amazing year! Click here to view our photo galleries from this past year and also take a look at the photos from our most recent event, the GLAR Holiday Party .

2018 KCREA Awards
The 2018 awards were presented at the recent KCREA/CCIM Holiday party. Congratulations to the following award winners:

Industrial – Stephan Gray , Commercial Kentucky, Inc
Office – Patrick Richardson , Jones Lang LaSalle
Retail – Scott Gilmore , CBRE Inc
Multi-Family – Craig Collins , Commercial Kentucky Inc
Vacant Land – Stephen Lannert , Jones Lang LaSalle

Local Charities Can Apply for the GLAR 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.
GLAR Hosts JCPS Update - Only A Few Spots Left!
Representatives from the Jefferson County Public School System will join us on January 15, 2019 to inform REALTORS on the updates that have been happening with the school system. The panel will speak about the three main objectives of the school year, centering around the new digital Backpack of Success Skills, Racial Equity Policy and the schools’ attention to culture and climate. Their plans to hire & retain more quality teachers and the school board's future vision for the district will also be covered. JCPS strives to prepare REALTORS with information to help their clients make the most informed decision when purchasing homes. Bring any questions, Q&A to follow. 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
Flexmls: Hot Sheet Gadget Now Allows Time Frame Selection
You are now able to select a time frame of 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, or one week when using the Hot Sheet gadget on your Flexmls Web dashboard. By default all Hot Sheet gadgets will use the 24-hour option until you change it.
Legislative Update
Legislative issues impact your real estate business everyday! 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
Dec. 16 - 22, 2017 = 224
Dec. 16 - 22, 2018 = 245

Solds
Dec. 16 - 22, 2017 = 329
Dec. 16 - 22, 2018 = 304

Our Annual Partners
GLAR Affiliate Corner
REALTORS - Play BINGO & Win 2019 Derby Experience
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.
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