Arcadia Association of REALTORS®

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AAR Lunar New Year Celebration: Please Join us for a Year of the Rooster Lunar New Year Celebration. Come see the Lion Dancers and Celebrate with your fellow REALTORS® and Affiliates on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Arcadia Masonic Center; 50 West Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007. The Celebration starts at 8:00am (Before the weekly MLS Caravan Meeting) THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND!

New and Exciting Enhancements to the AAR MLS Marketing Meeting and Caravan start on February 8!: Been there? Done that? Not anymore! Starting on February 8 the AAR will add some new and exciting features to the MLS Marketing Meeting and Caravan. Try these on for starters:

A new start time of 8:45am (goodbye school traffic)! - - Hot breakfast available every week! (Don't worry, the beloved and complimentary coffee, tea, donuts and pastries will still be available!) - - Lively music to start your day! - - Quick and easy monthly educational videos! - - Reduced live announcements! - - And each week we will start the caravan portion meeting with a new city - no more alphabetical order!

Don't worry - change is GOOD! If we aren't changing, we're not gaining!

Brand New Lockbox Lease Program: The AAR is excited to implement a brand new Lockbox Lease Program starting now! REALTORS® are now be able to lease a Lockbox for only $9.95(plus tax) a month! To be able to lease a Lockbox, we require a broker's or manager's signature on our Lockbox Lease Agreement which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. This is an affordable option vs. the cost of purchasing a Lockbox. If you have any questions, please contact the Association at 626-446-2115.

AAR Important Announcement: Annual Dues Now Email Only On Monday, November 28: The 2017 Annual REALTOR® Dues Invoice was EMAILED to all REALTOR® members. The email was delivered Monday, November 28. We no longer send paper invoices. You will still be able to pay your dues in the 3 same ways as before: Online through IMS Member Services, by sending us a check or dropping it off at the AAR Building and over the telephone. We look forward to serving you again in 2017!

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

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