LIBOR Signs Memorandum of Understanding with NAR-India 
LIBOR has been making strides to improve communications with International Associations across the world.  Through a new monthly webinar, Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR, the Association hosts webinars featuring international industry professionals. During the January 21 webinar, LIBOR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of REALTORS®-India (NAR–India) to establish the cooperation of the two REALTOR® associations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship for their respective members. Learn more.
NAR Calls on REALTORS® Who Give Back to Apply for the 2021 Good Neighbor Awards
The National Association of REALTORS® has begun accepting applications for the 2021 Good Neighbor Awards. This program was created to recognize REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service. Learn more.

NYSAR 2021 Mid-Winter Business Meetings
Registration is open for the 2021 Mid-Winter Business Meetings, which is being held virtually from now through February 12. To register, browse the full schedule and highlighted events click here.  
REALTOR® Rao Ali Shaan Khan Named Honoree of Long Island Business News' Diversity in Business Awards
Congratulations to REALTOR® and LIBOR Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair Rao Ali Shaan Khan on being named an honoree of LIBN’s Diversity in Business Awards. The Diversity in Business Awards highlights the outstanding achievements of professionals of diverse backgrounds and abilities, and those who actively support the growth of diversity and equality in our communities. Khan will be honored at LIBN's virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:00pm. If you are interested in attending, purchase your ticket here.
CyberPolicy® - New Cyber Liability Insurance Member Benefit
Protect your real estate business with a customized and comprehensive cyber liability insurance program created for REALTOR®-owned brokerages. Designed to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals, you have access to preparedness tools, premium discounts, and specialized coverage, with support to help quickly restore your business if a cyber-attack or fraud occurs. Learn more. 
Property Flipping Basics
Monday, February 1, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Property Flipping & Rehabbing Beyond the Basics
Monday, February 1, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

CIREC 6-Day Certification
Tuesday, February 2, 9:00AM – 12:45PM
(Feb 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17)
22.5 Hrs. CE

4 Mobile Apps that Every Long Island REALTOR® Needs
Tuesday, February 2, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

RPR Using Data to Educate Clients
Wednesday, February 3, 1:00PM – 4:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE

Digital Signings & Transactions/2
Thursday, February 4, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

Put More Show & Less Tell in Your Listing Presentations
Friday, February 5, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Home Improvement
The long, dark days of winter are upon us, and with COVID-19 still keeping us closer to home, we're keenly aware of all the maintenance tasks we've put off or let slip through the cracks.

Marketing Tools
Social media has shifted in considerable ways in the past few years. As our opportunities for physical connection were minimized or taken away, many turned to social media almost immediately, and data shows that usage is not slowing down. It's increasing

Home Décor
Having turned the page on an unprecedented, it’s time to bring some good vibes back into your home. While getting organized is a great goal, it often is impossible without taking a serious audit of your furniture and décor.
Nassau County: CE Extends Property Assessment Grievance Period
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced today that the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) will extend the property assessment grievance deadline from March 1, 2021 to Friday, April 30, 2021 by providing an additional 60-day grace period. For more information click here.

Queens Voters: Special Election February 2nd
If you live in Queens’ 24th City Council District, (not sure if you do? Click here) you’ll be heading to the polls on February 2nd. This seat was vacated by former Councilman Rory Lanceman. Early voting ends on January 31st. For early voting times, locations and voting details click here.

Voting Changes Coming to the Boroughs
New York voters will see a big change in the next election cycle with the implementation of ranked-choice voting. Queens residents can learn all about what comes next at our upcoming free webinar, presented by Charter/Spectrum NY on January 28th from 2pm-3:15pm. Click here for to register now.                      
Governor Cuomo's FY 2022 Executive Budget 
On Tuesday, January 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his FY 2022 Executive Budget addressing a $15 billion budget deficit. To read more details on the governor’s budget proposals, click here or view the full budget on the Division of Budget website.
Revenue Estimates for Pied-A-Terre Tax Proposal Drop
The Independent Budget Office recently dropped its revenue estimate for a proposed new annual property tax on second homes in New York City valued at over $5 million. The non-government agency said it realized far fewer homes than originally thought would qualify for the new tax if imposed. Estimates show that the city would see a net loss of $198 million a year if the tax is imposed due to lost revenue from sales and development. You can learn more and take actionclick here.
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