EDUCATION AT ITS BEST
NAR CODE OF ETHICS COMPLIANCE REMINDER -
DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!
Important Notice About Your Membership:
The National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics training for the 2017-2018 cycle is coming to a close – have you reported your compliance to St. Louis REALTORS®?  

St. Louis REALTORS® Professional Development staff is reaching out to members  that have not registered a 2017-2018 cycle Code of Ethics compliance course with St. Louis REALTORS®.  We work hard to ensure your membership privileges aren't at risk - please watch for and respond to our communications about this very important membership requirement. Thank you!
2019 BUSINESS GOALS
Are you setting new business goals for 2019? Having a strategic business plan is essential to the health and growth of your real estate business.

Check out the options to explore business planning through the NAR website. You can customize your 2019 business plan by utilizing the resources and classes that best fit the values, mission and vision of your company or team! 
REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSE
If you’re interested in working with investors or dipping your toe in becoming one yourself – don’t miss Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself!

This one-day course covers the fundamentals of real estate investment that practitioners need to know to expand their business services and looks at how practitioners can adapt core real estate skills to serve clients who want to invest in single family homes, condos, town homes, and small multifamily properties.

You will learn how to work with investors as they goal set, plan, evaluate, and acquire properties as well as manage them. You'll also learn how to “walk the talk” and become a real estate investor yourself.

WHEN : February 15, 2019
TIME : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE : St. Louis REALTORS®
COST : $99 for Members - $109 for Non-Members
CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS TO RISE TO 6.9%
The maximum conforming loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back will increase to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2019, a 6.9 percent increase, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today. 
NAR President John Smaby applauded the action, saying it will help keep homeownership within reach for many households by ensuring loan limits keep pace with rising home prices. "Without this assurance, borrowers across the country risk being pushed out of the market," Smaby said today. 
The conforming loan limits are also used to define FHA limits. 
 
For high-cost areas, the limits will rise to $726,525 from $679,650.
HAPPENING AT ST. LOUIS REALTORS®
December 5 |  St. Louis REALTORS   ®   2019 Installation
December 6 |  Leadership Academy Application Deadline   EXTENDED!
December 10 |  Holiday Open House
December 12 | Past President's Luncheon
December 17 (3 - 5 p.m.) | St. Louis REALTORS® Closed
December 24 (noon) – 25 | St. Louis REALTORS  ®  Closed
December 31 (noon) – January 1 | St. Louis REALTORS  ®  Closed
Questions about St. Louis REALTORS® professional development opportunities?
Contact Karen Dunn, Director of Professional Development at   kdunn@stlrealtors.com or 314-590-2312.
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