October 6, 2018
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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
My Florida Regional MLS Expands Services to Puerto Rico
   
There have been a ton of exciting mergers lately including the MLSLI/HGMLS merger, but this one brings a whole new twist! My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) now offers services to the Puerto Rico Association of REALTORS®. This is a great testament to the idea that MLS/Association partnerships do not always have to live next door to make them viable.

INDUSTRY NEWS
National Association of Realtors® Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team
   
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has announced changes to its senior management team to more effectively and efficiently serve its 1.3 million Realtor® members while enhancing its brand and relationship with consumers. Effective immediately, Victoria Gillespie will serve as chief marketing and communications officer, and starting Oct. 15, Shannon McGahn will become NAR's senior vice president of government affairs.


LEGISLATIVE NEWS
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3 New NJ Tax Hikes Start Now - One being Airbnb Taxes
   
The law compels owners who put their homes, or rooms, up for short-term rent to collect the state's 6.625 sales tax and 5 percent occupancy tax. Local towns also can also charge taxes of up to 3 percent. The law went into effect on Monday. The law (A-1753) imposes the same taxes and fees that hotels and motels currently must pay to the state on "transient accommodations," or residences used as temporary lodging.


TECH TIPS
BoxBrownie.com Takes Property Marketing to a Whole New Level
   
No matter the price point, savvy real estate professionals understand just how important good listing photos are when it comes to positioning their client's home ahead of the competition. And thanks to BoxBrownie.com-an essential tool that should be part of every agent's/broker's toolbox-real estate professionals across the board have access to a fast, reliable, affordable and convenient photo editing service, to help them achieve professional photos in just 24 hours.


NEWS YOU COULD USE
Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness
 
The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®. This new comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning, and investing in real estate.


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