GLAR Weekly News Update for Members
Take Your Career to the Next Level with Boost Your Business
Join us on February 7th for two FREE unforgettable sessions with Sean Carpenter, full of usable tools and techniques that will elevate your business in 2019!

This REALTOR only event is held at the Crowne Plaza. First, you’ll hear Sean’s signature session “ The Realtor’s Toolbox – Tools, Tips, & Techniques for Building Your Real Estate Business”, followed by “ Give ‘Em Something to Talk About; Creating a Better Story for Success”. Reserve your seat now and then watch this special video message from Sean to find out all the impactful information you will take home with you!
Big News! Rental Income 20% Deduction Eligibility
The IRS last week released guidelines on the new 20 percent business income deduction and other aspects of tax reform enacted at the end of 2017. Among other things, the guidelines set a safe harbor for applying the new deduction to your rental income. If taxpayers’ rental activity reaches 250 hours a year, they can deduct their rental income under the safe harbor. If their activity is less than that, they can still try to deduct their rental income but the burden of proof is on them to show their activity is part of a trade or business. The IRS has previously made clear that real estate commissions are eligible for the new deduction.  More from NAR . Access   IRS release . The guidelines are summarized in the latest  Voice for Real Estate  as well.

Two Sessions Available for Bowl-a-thon
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.
You'll Fall in Love With These Signs!
Valentines Day is right around the corner and what better way to showcase that amazing house you just listed than with these eye-catching signs! Available now in the REALTOR Store for only $3.99 each. Stop by the REALTOR Store at the Association office during store hours from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday or contact our Store Manager Ashley Smith at for more information.
Certificate of Professional Excellence Exclusively for GLAR Members
Show your commitment to excellence by obtaining the new Certificate of Professional Excellence (CPE)! This unique certification was developed by GLAR specifically for members. REALTORS holding this certification will be known for their expertise, professionalism and integrity. Click below to find out how you can obtain this certification!

GLAR Community Grant for Local Charities - Deadline Feb. 8
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 by the deadline.
Bingo Cards: Attend our Diamonds & Networking to Get Your Diamond
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: Free Webinar on January 31
Learn about options for displaying and working with all of your listings. Keep every listing you’ve touched in one easy-to-find location where you can sort, compare, and export the data easily. Register here.
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
Jan. 13 - 19, 2018 = 333
Jan. 13 - 19, 2019 = 449

Jan.13 - 19, 2018 = 213
Jan.13 - 19, 2019 = 229

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