Governor Cuomo Extends State of Emergency, Cold Calling is Still Prohibited
Governor Cuomo has extended the State of Emergency to April 25, 2021. As a result, licensees are still required to abide by all such guidance, directives and industry phased reopening that are currently in place. Licensees are still prohibited from making any cold calls. Real estate licensees may not make any unsolicited phone calls to a member of the public during a State of Emergency. Learn more.

Reasonable Modification and Accommodation Notice Not to be Enforced at this Time
On March 3, 2021, Executive Law §296(2-b)&(18-a) required landlords, managing agents and real estate licensees to provide a Reasonable Modification and Accommodation Notice to all prospective and current tenants of a “housing accommodation.”  Until the state promulgates regulations, you are not required to take any action. Learn more.
LIBOR Helps Fund Long Island City Partnership’s New Public Art Installation
LIBOR is proud to have provided funding for the public art installation entitled "LIC is a Galaxy." Featuring the works of five Queens-based artists who were chosen to design and paint four spheres each. The spheres represent planets and celebrate the neighborhood’s diversity. The exhibit is part of the LIC Arts Connection initiative, which aims to connect the Long Island City community through access to art and culture. The installation has come together through the work of the Long Island City Partnership; Eventscape and Culture Lab LIC. Learn more
FREE Member Fair Housing Classes in April, Sign-Up Now!
LIBOR is launching a special series of FREE Fair Housing education courses in April, designed for members to celebrate Fair Housing Month. Each course is CE approved for 3 credits and will be held virtually. See the Upcoming Classes list below for more information and to register. 
NYSAR will also be offering free Fair Housing Programs in April and May, which are CE-pending or approved for 1 credit. Learn more.
NAR Calls on REALTORS® Who Give Back to Apply for the 2021 Good Neighbor Awards
The National Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service. Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021. Learn more.
REALTORS® Dental Insurance 
REALTORS® Dental Insurance is designed exclusively for members of the National Association of REALTORS® and their families. There are three plans to choose from (Platinum, Gold, and Value) with 100% preventive dental benefits when using in-network providers. Learn more.
FREE FH - Equal Opportunities in FH – It’s the Law and It’s Good Business
Thursday, April 1, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

Stratus Jump Start for New Agents
Thursday, April 1, 9:00AM – 1:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE

NEW – Enhance Your Listings and Photos in Stratus Add/Edit
Tuesday, April 6, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
NEW - Five Steps of the Loyalty Ladder
Wednesday, April 7, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
What Technology Should You Use When Working with Buyers
Wednesday, April 7, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
NEW - Stratus Goes Mobile with Stratus Collab App
Thursday, April 8, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

FREE FH - Stay Inside the Fair Housing Laws
Thursday, April 8, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

Creating Buyer Loyalty
Thursday, April 8, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

MLS Rules: Understand the Changes to Protect Your Clients
Friday, April 9, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

FREE FH- Human Rights and Fair Housing
Friday, April 9, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Housing Market
The pandemic upended the U.S. housing market. Here’s a look at the data to trace its effects—and predict what's ahead for home buyers and sellers.

Home Organizing
With the longer days and rising temperatures, spring is officially on its way! But before you throw open the windows and break out the patio furniture, you can take advantage of these winter/spring transition days to get a jump-start on your annual spring-cleaning routine.

Health and Wellness
Arrange your environment to make it easier for you and your family to get enough sleep, exercise regularly and eat right. 
Registration is Now Open for NYSAR’s Virtual Lobby Day
Join your fellow REALTORS® from across the state virtually to advocate for important NYSAR legislative priorities on Tuesday, April 27. The first 300 members that register will receive a Lobby Day package in the mail from NYSAR. 
While registering for Lobby Day, members will also be able to register for the RPAC of New York “School for Spies” virtual escape room event with a cost of $50. Anyone wishing to participate in the RPAC event must register before Friday, April 23. For more information and updates, visit the NYSAR Lobby Day page here.

NYSAR Opposes Statewide and Local Good Cause Eviction Proposals
On Wednesday, NYSAR issued a statement in opposition to efforts to include “good cause” or “no cause” eviction legislation in this year’s state budget. To read NYSAR's full statement, click here.

State Budget is Due April 1 – Tax Increases Being Negotiated
The state budget should address relief for renters and landlords, help spur infrastructure projects meant to address climate change and changes to the state's nursing home regulations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. State lawmakers say they are also close to an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana. New York has received $12.5 billion in federal aid to offset pandemic related revenue losses, however, state lawmakers continue to push for new and higher taxes on the wealthy. New York business groups and Republican Congressmembers issued letters this week urging the state Legislature to eliminate these tax proposals in the final budget. Passage of a final budget is due April 1.
Suffolk South Shore Chapter
Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Zoom
Suffolk South Shore Chapter Election
Suffolk County-Wide Meeting
Date: April 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Zoom
Special Guest: G. William James
Join the Suffolk County Chapters for "Google My Business, Ads & SEO" with Celebrated Google Expert, G. William James!
Nassau Tri-Chapter Meeting
Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Get all the important updates on Legal, Fair Housing, COVID Phase 2 - State of Emergency, Reasonable Accommodation Modifications, Commission Moratoriums on Rentals, and so much more!

The Commercial Network
Date: April 27, 20201
Time: 8:00 AM
Special Guest: TBA
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