November 4, 2019
WANT TO SAVE ON YOUR LUNCHEON?

Go to  ims.nwarealtors.org , click on Events, and you can pre-register for individual luncheons and save $2 on each luncheon and you can pre-pay for Split the Cash!
Our next membership meeting will be held at the NABOR Event Center at noon on Thursday, November 14. Speaker will be Russell Hill, Washington County Assessor!

Meal will be a Nacho Bar with Mexican Brownies!

We will have Split the Cash (now available when you pay for lunch or through pre-pay) and one lucky REALTOR® could win $1,100 in our monthly drawing!
We Need Your Voice!
City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 5th
starts at 5:30 but come early!
City of Fayetteville Develops Burdensome Design Regulations
for Private Single-Family Residences

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 5, 2019) The Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® today announced their opposition to a proposal by the City of Fayetteville Planning Commission. The proposed ordinance limits the width of driveways in certain single-family zoned residences and is aimed at precluding the right of private single-family homeowners to build front-oriented two car garages. The new ordinance will apply to all property zoned as NC, even some properties currently under development. The Planning Commission has also expressed an interest in expanding the NC zone to additional properties in the future thereby expanding the application of this new ordinance.

“The Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® has a long history of supporting private property rights,” said president, Jennifer Welch. “We will continue to advocate for every individual’s right to the use of their own property free from the overreach of local government by vigorously opposing overburdensome regulations such as the ordinance proposed by the City of Fayetteville Planning Commission.”

The Board of REALTORS® contends the proposed ordinance amounts to a local zoning regulation prohibited by state law because it dictates design elements of single-family housing on private property. Act 446 of 2019 prohibits local regulations that dictate residential building design elements including location, design, placement, or architectural styling of windows and doors, garage doors and garage structures. While on its face, the proposed ordinance dictates only the width of driveways; it effectively dictates the design size and placement of garage structures by precluding the property owner’s options, putting it in conflict with state law.

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Code of Ethics Violations
On August 30, 2019 Jennifer Hoover was found in violation of Article 15 of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. On October 1, 2019 the Arkansas REALTORS® Executive Committee voted to uphold the hearing panel’s findings that Jennifer Hoover created and posted on social media a series of reckless statements against a broker, the broker’s company and another agent within the company. Within 90 days, Ms. Hoover is required to pay a fine of $250 and attend a three-hour course on the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Additionally, a letter of reprimand will be placed in Ms. Hoover’s membership record for a one-year period. 


On September 25, 2019 Steve Fineberg and Ethan Tisdale were found in violation of Article 16 of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. On October 21, 2019 the Arkansas REALTORS® Executive Committee voted to uphold the hearing panel’s findings that both Steve Fineberg and Ethan Tisdale took action inconsistent with an exclusive representation agreement that other REALTORS® had with a client. Steve Fineberg and Ethan Tisdale have six months to complete a three-hour course on the Code of Ethics and submit proof of completion to the Arkansas REALTORS® Association. Additionally, Steve Fineberg and Ethan Tisdale have six months to submit a $5000 fine to the Arkansas REALTORS® Association.
"That’s Who We R" educates consumers on the REALTOR® difference and encourages the public to work with a REALTOR®, who abides by the Code of Ethics.

As a REALTOR®, you can leverage the campaign in your business by visiting That's Who We R on the NAR website . There are print and banner ads, phone wallpapers, posters and more all available to you for easy downloading. Integrate the materials in your marketing, and share them on social media.

And remember to use #ThatsWhoWeR
We want to thank our sponsors who are making this event possible! McNaughton Real Estate, President Elect Don McNaughton, City Title & Closing, Chandra Beach Team at Cornerstone Home Lending, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Realty Title, Franklin Heat & Air, Centennial Bank, Farmers Insurance - Shelley Parson, Rock Mortgage, First Western Mortgage, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Truity Credit Union, Signature Bank, WACO Title, Lindsey & Associates, Lenders Title, Rockhill Studios, Riverwood Homes, Iberia Bank, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney Faucette, NextHome NWA Pro Realty and Flat Branch Home Loans.
Tickets on sale NOW for $43! 
Just visit ims.nwarealtors.org and click on the online store
Want to stay the night?
Embassy Suites has a block of rooms reserved for NABOR.
You can either reserve online ( www.northwestarkansas.embassysuites.com , code NBR) or call at 479-254-8400
JOIN THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMMITTEE!

The SOAR Fundraising Committee is meeting November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at NABOR to work on the 2019-2020 fundraising season.
If you have a special place in your heart for our Special Olympics Athletes or if you're a fundraising champion, we want YOU!
Please follow this link to join our Special Olympics Fundraising Committee. https://www.facebook.com/groups/206286760289848/
Hope to see everyone here today!
Mark your Calendars!  
Sean Carpenter will be at NABOR on December 6th presenting
"50+ Ways to get Listings, Buyers and Referrals". 

Registration opens next week but you can click HERE to get a taste of what is to come.
Did you know that you only have seven (7) business days from the Sold Date to update your listing from Pending to Sold or input your exempt listing into the system as Sold?  
SECTION 2.5 REPORTING SALES TO THE SERVICE
Final closing of sales and sale prices shall be reported to the multiple listing service by the listing broker within seven (7) business days after they have occurred, including exempted listings and non-listed solds, except as outlined in Section 1.12, 2.6 and 2.8. If negotiations were carried on under Section 2(a) or 2(b) hereof, the cooperating broker shall report accepted offers and prices to the listing broker within seven (7) business days after occurrence and the listing broker shall report them to the service within seven (7) business days after receiving notice from the cooperating broker. (Amended 11/11)

2020 MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES

January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4
July 9, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5

Buffet opens at 11:30 am, meeting starts at noon

One lucky REALTOR® will win $1,000 in cash to be given away by random drawing at our banquet in December. To qualify for the drawing, you must attend nine of the eleven monthly meetings in 2019 and attend the banquet. Be sure to sign in at the registration table each month so that we can track your attendance!

In addition, the Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® is giving away $100 in cash at each board luncheon meeting this year. You must attend the meeting and be signed in to win. If the winner is not present, the prize will rollover to the following month.

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