The March/April Issue of The REALTOR® Is Now Available
In this issue of The REALTOR®, LIBOR's legal counsel advises members on how to assess your compliance with NY’s latest legal requirements and our Government Affairs department talks 2021 Local Election. For this and more, check out the latest issue here.
Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR:
South Africa, Ghana, & Nigeria
Join LIBOR’s Global Business Council on Thursday, March 25 at 10:00 AM for the latest installation of “Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR.” This informative webinar will feature a panel of industry professionals from South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria who will lend their expertise and insight on the economy and housing market, foreign investments, incentives/restrictions and more. Register here.
Nominations Now Open for 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards
LIBOR's Young Professional Network (YPN) is pleased to announce the 10th Annual 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards.  20 Long Island and Queens real estate professionals 40 years of age or younger will be chosen for their excellence in the areas of sales, leadership and community involvement and have demonstrated ingenuity, creativity, and leadership in their careers. Click Here to Nominate Yourself or a Fellow Colleague | Deadline: June 1, 2021.
2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report Now Available
The popularity of multigenerational homes increased over the last year, as a rising number of homebuyers purchased larger residences compared to prior years, including millennials who continue to make up the largest share of homebuyers at 37%. This finding is revealed in NAR's most recent study on the characteristics of homebuyers, the 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report. Learn more.
New Lead Verification Service Helps REALTORS® Expand Business
Manage your leads so you can focus on pursuing your best opportunities. LIVE by ReferralExchange uses licensed experts who validate your leads (from any source) and connect you with potential clients who are ready to transact, in real time. NAR members receive exclusive savings and custom benefits on ReferralExchange. Learn more.
Digital Signatures Using Instanet
Thursday, March 18, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
NEW - My First Listing: Working with Sellers & Landlords
Friday, March 19, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
4 Hrs. CE

MLS Stratus Demo
Monday, March 22, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

Success with Listings – How to Find, Secure & Sell
Tuesday, March 23, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE

Fair Housing Laws
Wednesday, March 24, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

RPR Using Data to Educate Clients
Wednesday, March 24, 9:30AM – 1:15PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
NEW – Capture & Serve the 50+ Market
Thursday, March 25, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE
 If you sold your home in 2020 (or are planning to soon), here are all the ways it saves you money when filing with the IRS.

Marketing Tools
How much consumers engage with a brand’s content largely depends on the company selecting the right content marketing strategy. 

Home Décor
See where it makes sense to invest in durable essentials and focal pieces, and where to economize on other things  
“Notice Disclosing Tenant’s Rights to Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities”
On March 5, 2021, the NYS Division of Human Rights published sample language that can be used to satisfy new notice requirements by housing providers of tenants’ rights to reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, which went into effect on March 2, 2021. Every housing provider covered under Human Rights Law § 296.2-b and § 296.18-a must make the required disclosure to all tenants and perspective tenants in writing within 30 days of the beginning of their tenancy, or 30 days from the effective date of this provision for current tenants. Landlords should consult with their attorney as to timing and method of compliance. Click here for more.
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium for Small Businesses
On March 9, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.471-A/A.3207) establishing eviction and foreclosure protections for small businesses. The new law will initially apply to small businesses with under 50 employees that demonstrate a financial hardship, as well as small businesses and landlords with 10 or less units. Learn more.               
President Biden Signs Latest COVID Relief Package
On March 10, Congress passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package known as the “American Rescue Plan of 2021.” President Joe Biden signed the bill on March 11, 2021. The package includes several provisions that impact the real estate industry, including rental assistance, small business loans, state and local funding, extended unemployment benefits, and new money for housing counseling and a housing assistance fund. To read NAR’s comprehensive write-up of the package, click here.
Commercial Network
Date: March 23,2021
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: Special Guest: Nathan Graham, Director, Commercial Services REALTORS® Property Resource, LLC

South Queens Chapter
Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guests: Susan Helsinger, LIBOR President; Laureen Zarba, LIBOR Technology Training Manager; and Rudolpho Miller, Cross Country Mortgage

Western Queens Chapter
Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: Tom Grech, President and Chief Executive Officer, Queens Chamber of Commerce will be speaking on "New Developments in Queens"
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