Governor Cuomo Extends State of Emergency. Cold Calling is Still Prohibited
Governor Cuomo has extended the State of Emergency to June 24, 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. Learn more.
FAQ’s for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
On May 19, 2021, New York adopted the CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. To view Frequently Asked Questions for fully vaccinated individuals, which includes guidelines and more, click here. For CDC and ESD Reopening Guidance visit LIBOR's Information Hub for COVID-19, here.
Call for Action to End Cold Calling Ban
Right now, REALTORS® are being shut out of conducting cold calls due to the ongoing State of Emergency in New York. This is impeding business and we need to urge state lawmakers to put an end to the cold call ban now. For more information and to complete the NYSAR Call for Action, click here.
Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR: Experience the Philippines
Join us on May 27, 2021, at 10 AM EST for our next installment of "Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR". We have a dynamic panel ready to discuss all aspects of the real estate industry in the Philippines. Learn about the economy and housing market, foreign investments and incentives/restrictions, and transaction procedures. Register here.
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's 2021 Member Profile is Now Available
64 percent of REALTORS® said that real estate was their only occupation now and pre-COVID-19; 11 percent had another income source pre-COVID-19 and pivoted to now only work in real estate, according to NAR's 2021 Member Profile. To read the full annual report outlining members' behaviors and characteristics, click here.
20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Award Nominations, Deadline Approaching
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 Named Honoree of Long Island Business News' Corporate Citizenship Awards
LIBOR is proud to announce that it has been named an honoree of the Long Island Business News’ Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Professional Organization of the Year. The Corporate Citizenship Awards recognize companies and individuals who believe that by being a good corporate citizen we contribute to the economic and social well-being of our employees, businesses and the community. LIBOR will be honored at LIBN's virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:00pm. If you are interested in attending, purchase your ticket here.
National Real Estate Ethics Day is June 17
Join LIBOR on June 17, 2021, for the 4th annual nationwide National Real Estate Ethics Day®. In addition to a captivating, LIVE training with celebrated trainer Leigh Brown, this event is also a fundraiser for the REALTORS® relief foundation. The clock is ticking! Satisfy your ethics requirement with LIBOR! 
Registration & Hotel Sign-Ups are Now Open for the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
Whether you are looking to join in person in San Diego or online, there are a variety of options to meet your comfort level. View NAR’s safety protocols and commitment to providing a safe, in-person event. Don’t forget to visit the website as certain rates will increase throughout the summer. Learn More.
Lenovo's Memorial Day Deals are here now: Enjoy special member pricing up to 64% off PC's, laptops, smart devices and more through June 6. Learn more.
REALTOR® Roulette Don’t Gamble with Your License
Thursday, May 27, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE
Stratus Goes Mobile with Stratus Collab App
Thursday, May 27, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

Use Remine Starter Plan for Lead Generation
Wednesday, June 2, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Core Day
Thursday, June 3, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
7.5 Hrs. CE

Real Estate Analytics Using Strat & Excel Charts
Thursday, June 3, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
2 Hrs. CE
Buying and Selling Tips
These practical tips for real-life scenarios will help real estate pros work more cohesively with appraisers.
Home Improvement
If you're lucky enough to have outdoor space, you're probably eager to use it as soon as the weather warms up. To get ready for a summer spent outside, follow these steps to clean and prep your deck, porch, or patio. 
Health and Wellness
As many professionals continue to work from home, they’re looking for new ways to battle burnout, Zoom fatigue, and isolation. This spring, take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days to recharge.
LIBOR’s Second Annual Local Advocacy Day
Last week Government Affairs hosted LIBOR’s 2nd Annual Local Advocacy Day featuring Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. To watch those meetings click on the hyperlinks provided.
Updates on the Northport Oyster FLUPSY
In 2019, LIBOR supported the Village of Northport’s clean water efforts by providing them with funds issued NAR’s Placemaking Grants to build and install an oyster FLUPSY (floating upweller system) into the Woodbine Marina. We are happy to report that after delays brought on by COVID, the FLUPSY was installed just last week!
NYSAR Continues Meetings with Lawmakers on Coop Transparency and Fair Housing
This week, NYSAR staff held a productive meeting with long-time coop transparency bill sponsor Assembly member Nick Perry (Brooklyn). During the meeting, we expressed support for Assembly member Perry’s bill (A.1623/S.2874) and urged that it be included in any potential fair housing bill package being considered in the Assembly. 
NYSAR Opposes New Climate Tax and Expansion of Freshwater Wetlands Proposals
Following direction from NYSAR’s Legislative Steering Committee, NYSAR issued memos in a proposal that would establish the Climate and Community Investment Act, creating a new tax and fee structure regulating carbon emissions and air pollutants. Estimates have shown the impact of this bill would raise the price of gas by approximately $.55 per gallon and raise home heating fuel and natural gas costs by about 26 percent. another bill NYSAR opposed would increase the scope of the DEC to regulate and create new freshwater wetland zones. The bill removes critical government transparency and oversight mechanisms when mapping boundaries of freshwater wetlands and would negatively impact residential and commercial development. You can read NYSAR’s memos here and here.
State Lawmakers Propose Changes to Rent Relief Program
Sen. Brian Kavanagh, Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, introduced a bill this week that would revise the state program to match recent guidance from the Department of Treasury; to increases the number of months of rent arrears the program covers from 12 to 18. Payments can be dedicated to future rent for up to three of those months. The bill also permits evictions in cases where a tenant has engaged in “nuisance” behavior and proposes changes to the state’s eviction and foreclosure protections, which would be extended to owners of properties with 50 or fewer apartments rather than the current 10. It would also provide foreclosure protections to certain co-ops. Read more here.
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

Northeast Queens Chapter
Date: June 4, 2021
Time: 9:30
Special Guest: Michael Miller, LIBOR Business Development Manager
Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 10:00m AM
Special Guest: David Steinberg
Western Queens Chapter
Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Special Guest: LIBOR Legal
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