LIBOR's Suffolk South Shore Chapter Aids in COVID-19 Relief Efforts with Contributions to Local Community Organizations
The Suffolk South Shore Chapter of LIBOR recently contributed $2,000 to support local community organizations in their efforts to aid individuals and families who have been adversely affected by the ongoing public health crisis. The contributions were equally divided between four Suffolk County, NY based organizations - Branches Long Island, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, Nobody Starves on Long Island and Pronto of Long Island. Learn more. 
Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR: Pura Vida Costa Rica
Join LIBOR’s Global Committee on Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 AM for the latest installation of “Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR.” This informative webinar will feature a panel of industry professionals from Costa Rica who will lend their expertise and insight on the economy and housing market in Costa Rica, foreign investments, transaction procedures and more. Register here.

Seeking REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Applications
LIBOR is now accepting applications for the REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award applications. Through the scholarship program, LIBOR will be awarding up to six $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to three New York Eagle Scouts and three New York Gold Girl Scouts. If you know a Girl or Boy Scout receiving their Gold award or Eagle rank this year, please encourage them to apply here.
REALTORS® are Good Neighbors – Share How You Volunteer
In 2021, NAR is tallying REALTOR® volunteer hours to show the immense impact REALTORS® make across the country. Share your story, so REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors can shine the spotlight on your work, and inspire others to get involved in their community through social media posts and potentially pitching your story to local media. Learn more.
ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance
Protect your furry family members with ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program, available through REALTORS® Insurance Place. Save 10% on pet health insurance, just by being an NAR member. Learn more.
Stratus Jump-Start for New Agents
Thursday, February 18, 1:00PM – 4:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
Scaling Your Business to the Next Level of Success
Friday, February 19, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
6.00 Hrs. CE

Negotiation: Client Advocacy
Monday, February 22, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE
Human Rights and Fair Housing
Tuesday, February 23, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
HomeSnap Mobile: Invite Everyone to Stay Connected
Tuesday, February 23, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
How to Effectively List and Sell in Any Market
Wednesday, February 24, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.75 Hrs. CE
Digital Signings and Transactions/2
Wednesday, February 24, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
RPR Essentials: Desktop and Mobile
Thursday, February 25, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2.00 Hrs. CE
Real estate today is not the real estate of two months ago…or even yesterday. Processes and tools are changing quickly. As you incorporate new systems into your workflow, remember to let your clients know about the tools you’ve added. After all, you’re creating a fully digital experience for them.

Selling Tips
Buyers crave homes with more storage. You know they’ll be snooping in closets, cupboards, attics, and garages to size up the space for their stuff. That’s why it’s so important to keep these areas clutter-free.

Working Remote
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals have used daily rituals to cope with stress and stay productive at home. But remote workers need to find rituals that work in winter. Here are a few ideas.
Queens Voters: Special Election February 23rd
If you live in Queens’ 31st  City Council District, (not sure if you do? Click here) you’ll be heading to the polls on February 23rd. This seat was vacated by former councilman, now Queens Borough President, Donovan Richards. Early voting ends on February 21st. For early voting times, locations and voting details, click here.
State Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Outlining Parameters to Distribute $1.3B in Federal Rent Relief Funds
State Senate and Assembly Housing Committee Chairs Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz amended legislation this week to create new guidelines for the distribution of $1.3 billion in rent relief approved by Congress in December. Applications would be available by March 1, and be accepted for six months, unless funding runs out before then. A $100 million rental assistance program established by the state last May still has $60 million of the funds yet to be distributed. Learn more.

NYSAR’s Legislative Steering Committee Approves 2021 Legislative Priorities
Last week, NYSAR’s Legislative Steering Committee met virtually and approved NYSAR’s 2021 Legislative Priorities during the Mid-Winter Business Meetings. Included in this year’s priorities was support for several fair housing proposals recently passed by the state Senate addressing additional continuing education guidelines, new fines for fair housing violations, creation of a fair housing testing program fund, and a nominal increase in license renewal fees for brokers and salespersons. A full list of legislative priorities will be posted to
Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: Chef John
Cost: FREE
***Registration is not being offered or monitored by LIBOR***

Northeast Queens/South Queens Chapter
Date: February 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Self-Employed? Get Your Money Back! Tips for Tax Season & NYC Property Tax Grievances
Special Guest: TBA

Nassau County Tri-Chapter Meeting
Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: Robyn Hatcher, Speak Etc.
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