NABOR News August 3, 2020
President's Message

The 2020 Florida Realtors ® Convention  is going virtual on August 24-27 with education sessions, inspiring keynote speakers and more, accessible from the comfort of your home or office. And it’s FREE! The Virtual Convention includes:
  • A choice of 20+ education sessions addressing the hottest real estate topics. 
  • First-ever Master Class with author and sales professional Phil M. Jones who will teach you the exact word choices that increase influence and persuasion and get deals done. 
  • Legal Update (COVID-19, ADA compliance and other legal issues) from Florida Realtors®attorneys.
  • Market Update from Florida Realtors®’ Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor.
  • The inspirational stories of two Keynote Speakers who pulled themselves up from rock bottom to build lives filled with happiness and success.
Anyone who’s connected to the business of real estate has something to gain and learn by attending this event. Real estate isn’t just about selling properties; it’s about connecting so that business is better for all. I encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.
 
Sincerely,
Lauren Melo, President
NABOR NEWS
2021 Board of Directors Election
The election of NABOR ®'s 2021 officers and 2021-2022 directors will be held at the member business meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at approximately 9:00 a.m. via ZOOM. Voting will be cast online.
NABOR ® REALTOR ® Store
Shop online for top-selling, business-boosting products - brochure boxes, flyer stands, books, open house signs, door signs, arrow signs, St. Joseph home sale kits, surveillance warning signs and more. Go to your member portal on NABOR.com to place your order. It will be ready for pickup within one business day at the NABOR ® REALTOR ® store.
TOP STORIES
Florida Realtors ® Free Virtual Convention
DBPR Again Extends Deadline for Renewing Real Estate Licenses
Sec. Halsey Beshears gave RE licensees with an original license renewal deadline of March 31 and Sept. 30 an extension to Dec. 31 to complete their CE and pay their fees.
What the New Emotional Support Animal Law Means
This year the Florida Legislature passed a bill affecting emotional-support animal guidance in Florida. The law creates new clarifications for emotional support animals. It’s important to understand exactly what it does – and does not – do.
2020 Election: Are You Registered to Vote?
Do your part to change the world - VOTE! Register online, confirm your registration, update your address or make other changes on the Florida Online Voter Registration System page.
LEGAL RESOURCES
Maneuvering the Multiple Offer "Road Trip"
In this article written by James Morey and Pat Pitocchi, Legal Resources Committee members, you can explore suggestions for communications, ethical considerations and a process for evaluating offers which may provide you with a prudent “road map” for the multiple offer journey “road trip.”
Florida Realtors ® Legal Hotline
Attorneys will answer your questions about filing for unemployment. Call 407-438-1409 between 9:00AM and 4:45PM, MON - FRI (FREE).
Practical Guide to Association Special Assessments under the NABOR ® Contract
Learn about special assessments by associations and not special assessments by governmental bodies, by Shaun M. Garry, Esq., Legal Resources and MLS Committee member.
A Summary of the NABOR ® Forms: Amendment to Sales Contract COVID-19 and Addendum to Sales Contract COVID-19
A presentation by Kevin Lottes, Esq.
MLS UPDATES
Add a Comp
The new feature allows agents to enter off market residential sales into the MLS system for comparable purposes. May be used for pre-construction, under construction, new construction, for sale by owner (FSBO) and office exclusive properties.
Live Open House Input is Now Available in Matrix
It is recommended that virtual open houses be used whenever possible. However, if it is determined that holding a virtual open house is not the best option, you can schedule a live open house in Matrix. View the video to learn how.
Clear Cooperation
The new mandatory MLS Rule 8.0/Clear Cooperation came into effect May 1. This rules how "Pocket", "Coming Soon" and "Office Exclusive" listings can be advertised.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
NABOR ®   EDUCATION CONNECTION
View this newsletter to find a selection of online classes offered for your professional development. CE classes and others, many are free or offered at a reduced rate.
COVID-19 RESOURCES
NABOR SUPPORT
Membership Support: Call 239-597-1666 to reach Membership support staff. You can also email membership@nabor.com with your questions and comments.
MLS Support: Call 239-597-1666 with your MLS questions and concerns or email mls@nabor.com .
Supra eKEY : If you have questions or want to request e-KEY activation services, email supra@nabor.com . The Supra support line is 877-699-6787.
Message from the CEO

NABOR ® stands ready to serve members during this challenging time, providing the best service possible. Take advantage of the valuable tools and services that NABOR ® offers to help your business succeed.

MARTY MANION, CEO