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.
Huntington REALTORS® Help Raise Donated Food Items for Island Harvest
The Huntington Township Chapter raised almost 650 pounds of donated food items, along with monetary donations, to benefit Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization. The supplies were collected through the Chapter’s Virtual Food Drive held during the month of February. Learn more.
Long Island REALTOR® Stephen King Named to the 2021 Class of 30 Under 30
Congratulations to LIBOR member Stephen King who has been recognized by NAR as an honoree of the 2021 Class of 30 Under 30. Each year, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 young rising stars in the real estate industry who have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers. View the full list of honorees here.
SentriLock Update
Please note, SentriLock cards will no longer be sent to new agents for lock box access. New agents will now utilize the SentriLock App to obtain a password and pin code for access to lock boxes. Once an agent uploads their photo in Stratus or emails their photo to, they will receive an email from SentriLock within a few days with instructions on setting up the password and pin code through the SentriLock App. All agents that currently have a SentriLock card can also access the SentriLock App should they choose.
The Budget® SUV special offer has been extended through April 30th! Plan your next getaway today with Budget® and enjoy extra special rates for members on Intermediate and Standard SUVs. Learn more.
NEW – Capture & Serve the 50+ Market
Thursday, March 25, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE

NEW– Handling Multiple Offers in a Hot Sellers Market
Friday, March 26, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Buying the Numbers: Investing in Real Estate
Monday, March 29, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
NEW - Working with Sellers to Price Properties Using Stratus CMA, Maps and Public Records
Monday, March 29, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Success with 203K Purchase/Rehab Transactions
Tuesday, March 30, 9:00AM – 12:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
New Agent Tech Overview
Tuesday, March 30, 2:00AM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Buyer Brokerage and Ethics: The Right Choices
Wednesday, March 31, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.75 Hrs. CE
Stratus Jump Start for New Agents
Thursday, April 1, 9:00AM – 1:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
Selling Tips
Homes are selling quickly, but buyers still want a move-in-ready property that fits today's styles. That means updating outdated decor with modern styling to get the most bang for your real estate buck.

Marketing Tools
Create fun, authentic connections with potential customers and clients by using Facebook stories for business.

Gardening and Landscaping
The garden is waking up, and you're in charge! It's time to start planting, pruning, and preparing your flower beds.
REALTORS® VOTE! Are You Ready for Election Day 2021?!
We know that it feels like it was just yesterday when we were waiting in line at the polls to cast our ballots for the 2020 Elections. Believe it or not, our 2021 elections (which are local… City, County and Town) are right around the corner, and it’s important to be ready for it!
84% of our LIBOR membership is registered to vote… are you one of them? If you are not registered to vote, stop what you’re doing and REGISTER NOW!

Primary Day is June 22nd. In order to vote in the 2021 Primary, you must REGISTER to vote by May 28th.
General Election Day is November 2nd. I order to vote in the 2021 General Election, you must REGISTER by October 8th. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at
REALTORS® Continue to Meet with NYC Councilmembers on Proposed Ban on Criminal Background Checks
On March 16, NYSAR’s New York City Issues Working Group Chair Deborah Iemma and Vice-Chair Melissa Gomez, along with NYSAR and Long Island Board of REALTORS® staff met with NYC Councilmember Karen Koslowitz of Queens. The group discussed concerns with a New York City bill (Intro. 2047) that would prohibit building owners and real estate brokers from performing criminal background checks or refusing rental or occupancy based on a prospective tenant’s criminal record. REALTORS® also met with NYC Councilmember Steven Levin (Brooklyn), sponsor of the bill earlier this month, as well as with Councilmember Joseph Borelli (Staten Island) to convey serious concerns with the proposal. Meetings with other city lawmakers are ongoing.
State Legislature Proposes $8 billion in New Taxes as State Budget Negotiations Begin
This week, the state Senate and Assembly adopted their respective one-house budget proposals, moving the process to the negotiations stage between the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Both houses of the state Legislature have proposed budgets that include roughly $8 billion in new and increased taxes on businesses and wealthy New Yorkers. The Senate also included language in its budget to decouple from the federal opportunity zones program, which the Assembly did not include. Additionally, the proposed pied-a-terre property tax on second homes in New York City valued at over $5 million was included in the Assembly’s budget, however excluded in the Senate’s budget. Learn more.
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"

Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Date: April 5, 2021
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: TBA
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