AAR Annual Award Nominations Now Being Accepted: Nominate a deserving AAR Realtor® or Affiliate Business Partner for an award: Realtor® of the Year Award. Affiliate Business Partner of the Year Award. AAR Volunteer of the Year Award. Community Service Award and the Rising Star Award. Nominations forms are due by Friday, November 4, 2016.
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang visits the AAR: Please CLICK HERE to download the PowerPoint presentation that was presented at this morning's MLS Marketing Meeting & Caravan (September 7, 2016) by Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor.
Short-Term Health Insurance Options Available: If you are in need of short term health insurance between now and the end of the year, special enrollment options are available from REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace. The SMART Short Term Medical temporary health insurance plan is designed to be an affordable medical policy which can last from 30 days to 6 months. More Info
Anti-Money Laundering Operation Expanded to L.A. County Among Others: The U.S. Treasury Department is expanding its effort to identify corporate entities that use cash transactions in real estate to launder money. The action mainly affects title agents, but real estate professionals should stay informed on this operation and understand how it can impact certain transactions. More Info
The Comprehensive Agents' Guide to RESPA: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act has been around since 1974 - but the changes over the past few years, combined with the creation and implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), have caused some confusion in the industry. Here's what you need to know about RESPA as explained by Amy Swinderman of Inman News. More Info