Suffolk Unanimously Passes Restrictive Covenants Bill
Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to pass a bill that allows homeowners who have racially and/or religious restrictive covenants be removed with no fee. LIBOR’s Government Affairs Team worked in concert with Legislators Richberg and Gonzales to create the bill. Click here for more.
Applications for 2022 Board Officer – Deadline Extended
The applications deadline for LIBOR’s Officer positions has been extended until June 29, 2021. Click here to check the qualifications and apply! 

The deadline for the Director application is August 9, 2021. Click here to check the qualifications and apply! Directors will be elected by the membership at the General Membership Meeting in October.

If you would like to seek election as an Officer or Director and have the Credential Review Committee review your application, you must complete the respective application form and return it to LIBOR no later than June 29, 2021 for officer positions and August 9, 2021 for director positions. Please visit to submit an application.
REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Applications, Due May 31
LIBOR is accepting applications for the REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award applications through May 31, 2021. 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.
NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirements
EVERYONE must satisfy their NAR Code of Ethics training every 3 years. Only NAR Emeritus are exempt. We are now approaching the deadline and are urging our members to complete this requirement soon to stay in good standing and maintain your REALTOR® benefits. For more information, visit
Seeking 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Award Nominations
20 LIBOR member 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. Candidates represent what the selection committee considers an overall well-rounded REALTOR®. Nominate yourself or a fellow REALTOR® today.
Click Here to Enter | Deadline: June 1, 2021
LIBOR Vice President of Finance & Accounting Kathleen Kennedy Named Honoree of LIBN’s 2021 Executive Circle Award
LIBOR is proud to announce that Kathleen Kennedy, CPA, LIBOR Vice President of Finance & Accounting has been named an honoree of the 2021 Executive Circle Awards by Long Island Business News. We applaud Kathleen for her vision, integrity, and leadership. Learn more about Kathleen’s achievements here.  
May - Advocacy
It’s Advocacy Month and NAR has the resources you need to help you protect and defend the American dream for your clients and community. See your members-only offers right now through Right Tools, Right Now. Learn more.

RPR Using Data to Educate Clients
Thursday, May 13, 1:00PM – 4:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
How to Effectively List & Sell in Any Market
Friday, May 14, 9:00AM – 4:45PM
7.5 Hrs. CE
Core Day
Monday, May 17, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Commercial Real Estate
Tuesday, May 18, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Enhance Your Listings & Photos in Stratus – Add/Edit
Tuesday, May 18, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Stratus Jump Start for New Agents
Wednesday, May 19, 1:00PM – 4:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE
Digital Signatures Using Instanet
Thursday, May 20, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Homesnap Mobile: Invite Everyone to Stay Connected
Friday, May 21, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Buying & Selling
Buyer demands changed during the pandemic. Before you list your home, consider making these improvements that are sure to hit the right note with buyers.
In today’s marketing landscape, technology-based advertising changes fast, and consumer behaviors and interests have become hard to predict. To succeed, digital marketers cannot rely on educated guesses anymore.
Home Improvement
Get your house and yard in order now, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the summer days ahead.
On Friday May 21st LIBOR members are invited to attend our 2nd Annual Local Advocacy Day. We will be meeting with our two County Executives to get an update on what’s happening in the county. Vice President Bo Patten, and Government Affairs Director Nassau/Suffolk Marlo Paventi Dilts will be moderating the discussion along with your 2021 Government Affairs Committee Nassau/Suffolk Chair, Joseph Garcia and Vice Chair Judy Cangemi.
Each meeting requires you to register in order to tune-in. If you are interested in attending please register by Thursday, May 20th
NYS Announces New Loan Program for Small Landlords and Businesses
The state recently announced a new program called the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), which is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting small businesses and nonprofits as they reopen and small residential landlords with under 200 units who have seen a loss of rental income. Small residential landlords can apply for a loan in the amount the lesser of (a) $100,000 or (b) projected reduction in 6-months’ net operating income based on actual reductions in net operating income for the month of April or May 2020. The fixed annual interest rate on the loan will be 3 percent. For more information, click here.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Extending Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratoriums
On May 4, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law an extension of the COVID Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act and the Emergency Protect our Small Businesses Act prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until August 31, 2021. Read more here. NYSAR opposed extending the state’s eviction moratorium and expressed concerns during our Lobby Day. Additionally, on Wednesday, a federal judge struck down the nationwide eviction moratorium ruling that the CDC exceeded its authority. This ruling, however, does not impact New York’s recently approved eviction moratorium extension.
NY HERO Act Law Establishes New Workplace Minimum Standards to Protect from Airborne Diseases
On May 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the NY HERO Act, which will require the state Department of Labor to develop and enforce minimum standards for businesses to protect workers from the spread of airborne, infectious diseases. The new standards are expected to address several areas, including when face coverings would be required in the workplace and what kind of ventilation businesses will need going forward. The new law also allows for daily fines to be imposed for non-compliance and allows workers to bring employers to court to collect damages up to $20,000. The Legislature agreed to amend the law to allow businesses to correct violations of the new standards to avoid litigation from their workers. Learn more.
Women’ Council of REALTORS®
Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Special Guest: Andy Thaw, Jet Direct

Commercial Network
Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM
Special Guest: Carlo Lanza, CEO at Harvest Power

South Queens Chapter
Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Special Guest, Devika Maharaj, Ashok Tecksingani

Huntington Township Chapter
Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Special Guests: Huntington Township Government
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