September 2019
  • Focus on MLS Rules Right of Cooperating Broker in Presentation Offer
  • More TransactionDesk Updates
  • Tech Tuesday 5 Apps & How We Use Them for Real Estate
  • TechKNOWPalooza LAST CHANCE to save $$ on TKP tickets
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Focus on MLS Rules
Each month, we will highlight a different MLS Rule to help everyone remain in compliance and keep our data clean.

Right of Cooperating Broker in Presentation of Offer
Regarding section 2.3 of the New York State Alliance of Multiple Listing Service’s rules, Right of Cooperating Broker in Presentation of Offer , this paragraph was adopted by NAR in 11/2018:

Where the cooperating broker is not present during the presentation of the offer, the cooperating broker can request in writing, and the listing broker must provide, written affirmation stating that the offer has been submitted to the seller, or written notification that the seller has waived the obligation to have the offer presented (adopted 11/18).

To help support this MLS Rule and Code of Ethics Standard of Practice 1-7, NYSAR created a form called the Request for Affirmation of Presentation of Purchase Offer that may be used for this purpose This form is available on both and in TransactionDesk and is an optional form. There is no “required” language and so the written affirmation can be extremely simple or as complex as you want to make it (ex. it can be an email request and reply). If you receive the form, it is courteous to reply using that same form but not required as you long as you reply in writing when the request comes in. The thing to remember and know is that all are required to follow this rule and standard of practice or it may be result in a MLS and/or an ethics violation. If you are requested to provide this written affirmation that you presented the offer, you must provide it and be able to prove that you did so (ex. date/time stamped email and or text message).
More TransactionDesk Updates
A number of TransactionDesk updates were released on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. This release included a number of enhancements that will continue to improve the overall TransactionDesk experience for members. In addition to these enhancements, Lone Wolf also releasing a number of fixes.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.
* Note about Transaction Transfer that was announced in last month’s eNews
Transaction Transfer has been put on hold until further configuration is completed so stay tuned for updates. Transaction Transfer is a new feature that manages what happens when agents change offices. When an agent transfers to a new brokerage, all transactions created using TransactionDesk assigned to the old brokerage will be automatically reassigned to the designated broker in the previous office.
Tech Tuesday
October 1
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GRAR’s Technology Committee sponsors Tech Tuesdays on one Tuesday each month! Join us for an informal session about various topics to help you get a better handle on some of our technology benefits and other tech topics.

The October 1, 2019 session will focus on Apps & How We Use Them for Real Estate.

Our panel will consist of:

  • RC Benjamin, Realtyzam - Accounting software for real estate agents. Track your expenses and instantly generate the report you need for your taxes.
  • Marc Levandowski, Adobe Scan - Scan documents, photos, notes, receipts and business cards right to contacts.
  • Andrea Noto-Siderakis, Keeper - Password manager for protecting you from password-related data breaches and cyber-threats.
  • Mike O'Connor, Mile IQ - A mileage tracking app for Android, iPhone.
  • Mike O'Connor, Waze - Get driving directions, a live traffic map, and road alerts.

Plus what is your favorite app? Bring yours to share with the group!

Register below as seating is limited.....
LAST CHANCE to save $$ on Tickets
Whether you consider yourself ‘techy’ or not, there is something for everyone at the 7th annual TechKNOWPalooza technology conference. This year's event will be on Tuesday, October 29 from 8:30-4:30pm at the DoubleTree.

Tickets include free parking and lunch! Pick 5 out of 20 sessions to attend on everything from ‘ Facebook Messenger Bots ’ (What are these anyway? Join us at TKP to find out and why you should consider using them), to ‘ Social Media Ethics and MLS Compliance ’ to ‘ Getting Over Yourself and Getting on Camera ’ and ‘ Instagram ’. Check out our #TKP19 information page to learn more about this year’s speakers and their sessions.

Tickets are discounted at $29 or 4/$100 (must call 585-292-5000 for this rate) until Monday, September 30 and then they will be the regular price of $39 so don’t wait!
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