Member Resources & Education

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Industry News, Links & Important Information for REALTORS®

SAR REALTOR® Newsletter Archive Click HERE

REALTOR® Trademark Rules – What you need to know to comply .

What REALTORS® need to know about Mold Licensing Law & Consumer Protection… READ MORE

2019 NYS Legal Update Presentation from S. Anthony Gatto…READ MORE

Market and Industry news provided by the National Association of REALTORS®…READ MORE

National Association of REALTORS resources and benefits  are extensive!  From content to share on your social media or email campaigns, video resources on various topics NYSAR member site, resources, and benefits found at NYSAR.com.

NYSAR Legal Hotline: The Legal Hotline is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and during official NYSAR functions. The Legal Hotline number is 518-43-NYSAR (518-436-9727).

RPR- what is it? This FREE Member tool helps you to create awesome searches, community data reports and housing stats—not to mention FIND PROPERTIES for your Clients with a few quick clicks! Check out the “on the fly” RPR APP!

Legal Updates Effecting REALTORS®

 

  • Effective September 1, 2019 – Town of Bolton Septic Inspection Program: Click here to read more 
  • Signed into law on April 12th, “Lawful Source of Income” is now a protected class in New York State. There are many changes that come with lawful source of income as a protected class.  What does this mean for REALTORS® in New York?  Click here to read more 
Legislative Update Corner from NYSAR Government Affairs Director, Conor Gillis 

8.28.19 Legislative Update

8.6.19 Legislative Update

6.25.19 Legislative Update

5.15.19 Legislative Update

4.29.19 Legislative Update

4.9.19 Legislative Update

3.27.19 Legislative Update

2.6.19 Legislative Update

Code of Ethics Requirement
Mandatory Education Requirements  for REALTORS®

NAR Code of Ethics is required for all REALTOR® Members.

        • For NEW REALTOR® MEMBERS, the NAR Code of Ethics must be taken within 6 months of membership.
        • For all other members, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics must be taken once within every 3 year cycle. Current cycle is January 1, 2019- December 31, 2021.

NYSAR Education Resources- Click here for coupons, free CE & more from NYSAR

NAR Education Resources- Click here for NAR’s Code of Ethics Training

SAR Education, Workshops & Training

SAR Educational Events:

  • Breakfast of Knowledge CE Classes
  • Lunch & Learns- These informal Workshops cover timely topics and include a free lunch
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • SAR New Member Orientation
See upcoming dates and register at the SAR Online Event Calendar>> ams.navicamls.net 

Need CE in a hurry? Check out the Southern Adirondack Realtors Online CE Shop!

To take advantage of this exciting member benefit, you must register for the courses by clicking one of our links, or the linked image below. Keep an eye out for discounts and other info on this linked image in newsletters and our Facebook page. Happy learning!

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SAR REALTOR® Professional Development Grants

 

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Grant Program Application

Professional Development Grant Application

Email Completed applications to Jennalee@southernadkrealtors.org or bring to the SAR office at 296 Bay Road, Queensbury.

SAR Online CE Shop

Great News!!! 

We’ve partnered with RealEstateCE.com to offer exclusive discounts for our SAR Association members on fresh and engaging online classes. To take advantage of  these discounts, you must register for the courses by clicking the linked image below, and use the coupon code on the image! Keep an eye out for discounts and other info on this linked image in newsletters and our Facebook page. Happy learning!

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NYSAR Education Resources

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NAR Education Resources

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Mandatory Education Requirements for New York State Real Estate License Renewals:

All Licensed Real Estate Salespeople & Brokers must complete 22.5 hours of CE training for every 2 year license renewal.  (See below for Grandfathering exemption) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for keeping CE Certificates and tracking your CE Credits for license renewal. If you misplace a CE Certificate from a class you took, the school who delivered the class may charge a fee to issue another. 

Requirements:

NYS Grandfathering Exemption:

NYS law does provide for an exemption from CE requirements for any licensed Real Estate Broker who is engaged full time in the real estate business and who has been licensed for at least 15 consecutive years and has maintained continuous licensure (no breaks in licensure for reasons such as late renewal submission). This exemption must have been met prior to July 1, 2008. An attorney admitted to the New York State bar is also exempt from the continuing education requirement.

Mandatory Education Requirements  for REALTORS®
    •  NAR’s Code of Ethics Training is required for all REALTOR® Members, regardless of Grandfathering and State Exemptions:
        • For NEW REALTOR® MEMBERS, the NAR Code of Ethics must be taken within 6 months of membership.
        • For all other members, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics must be taken once within every 3 year cycle. Current cycle is January 1, 2019- December 31, 2021.

NYSAR Education Resources- Click here for coupons, free CE & more from NYSAR

NAR Education Resources- Click here for NAR’s Code of Ethics Training

  • License renewal clarification The Department of State (DOS) has asked us to remind members about the proper way to answer the continuing education question on the online license renewal form. The question is whether the licensee has completed the required CE credit or if they are exempt. If the licensee has properly completed their CE requirements or is exempt from completing CE, he/she should answer “YES” to this question. Many of those who are exempt mistakenly answer “NO” and therefore an audit is immediately triggered. Unfortunately, licensees are often found to have gaps in licensure or are unable to prove continuous licensure, and thus lose their exemption from the required CE. It is up to the licensee to prove continuous licensure – the DOS does not maintain these records – READ THIS QUESTION CAREFULLY BEFORE RESPONDING!
Education Requirements for New York State & Real Estate License Maintenance

**Important Bulletin from the NY Dept. of State****   License renewal clarification The Department of State (DOS) has asked us to remind members about the proper way to answer the continuing education question on the online license renewal form. The question is whether the licensee has completed the required CE credit or if they are exempt. If the licensee has properly completed their CE requirements or is exempt from completing CE, he/she should answer “YES” to this question. Many of those who are exempt mistakenly answer “NO” and therefore an audit is immediately triggered. Unfortunately, licensees are often found to have gaps in licensure or are unable to prove continuous licensure, and thus lose their exemption from the required CE. It is up to the licensee to prove continuous licensure – the DOS does not maintain these records – READ THIS QUESTION CAREFULLY BEFORE RESPONDING!

Mandatory Education Requirements for New York State Real Estate License Renewals:

If your question is not answered by the information below, please see the NYS Division of Licensing Services FAQ for more information : Click here for NYS Division of Licensing Service FAQ

All Licensed Real Estate Salespeople & Brokers must complete 22.5 hours of CE training for every 2 year license renewal.  (See below for Grandfathering exemption) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for keeping CE Certificates and tracking your CE Credits for license renewal. If you misplace a CE Certificate from a class you took, the school who delivered the class may charge a fee to issue another. 

Requirements:

Mandatory Education Requirements  for REALTORS®
    •  NAR’s Code of Ethics Training is required for all REALTOR® Members, regardless of Grandfathering and State Exemptions:
        • For NEW REALTOR® MEMBERS, the NAR Code of Ethics must be taken within 6 months of membership.
        • For all other members, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics must be taken once within every 3 year cycle. Current cycle is January 1, 2019- December 31, 2021.
NYSAR Education Resources

Click here for coupons, free CE & more from NYSAR

NAR Education Resources

Click here for NAR’s specialty training, online library, CE Classes, discounts & more

Click here for NAR’s Code of Ethics Training

Great News!!! 

As one of the many benefits of your SAR Association Membership, we are now offering the Southern Adirondack Realtors Online CE Shop!! We’ve partnered with RealEstateCE.com to offer exclusive discounts for our SAR Association members on fresh and engaging online classes. Take CE classes at your pace, when you want to!

To take advantage of  the discounts offered through the SAR Online CE shop, you must register for the courses by clicking the one of our links, or the linked image below, and use the coupon codes provided! Keep an eye out for discounts and other info on this linked image in newsletters and our Facebook page. Happy learning!

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Special Designations and Course Information

The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

Please see the SAR REALTOR® Professional Development Grants drop down menu above for information about grants to offset the cost of earning these designations!

  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • ABRM (Accredited Buyer Representative Manager)
  • ALC (Accredited Land Consultant)
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist)
  • CPM (Certified Property Manager)
  • CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager)
  • CRE (Counselor of Real Estate)
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • e-PRO (Certified Internet Professional)
  • GAA (General Accredited Appraiser)
  • GRI (Graduate, REALTOR ®  Institute)
  • PMN (Performance Management Network)
  • RAA (Residential Accredited Appraiser)
  • SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® )
  • SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialists)

NYSAR Education Resources- Click here for coupons, free CE & more from NYSAR

NAR Education Resources- Click here for NAR’s specialty training, online library, CE Classes, discounts & more