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eNews Digest: September 15, 2014...

September 15, 2014 NAR Better Block Project— New Orleans The New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® is partnering with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and Harmony Neighborhood Development, along with a few o...

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eNews Digest: September 2, 2014...

September 2, 2014 NEW and Improved: Pay online for the GRI Louisiana REALTORS® now offers you an easier way to pay for and access the GRI. Purchase individual modules, or all four, on our GRI page. Purchase our modules safely ...

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LR staff will be out of the office Friday and Labo...

The Louisiana REALTORS® staff will be out of the office Friday, August 29 for staff training and development, as well as Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. We will be back in the office at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 2.  If...

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Electronic Signatures ...

August 2014   By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith             Utilizing electronic signatures in your real estate practice has ...

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REALTORS® Property Resource Information Now Availa...

On August 14, 2014 REALTOR® leaders from across the state attended a full REALTORS® Property Resource presentation to learn about the tools available to all members. We encourage our members to learn more, by visiting the RPR blo...

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eNews Digest: August 18, 2014...

August 18, 2014 Commercial REALTOR® Day Commercial REALTORS®, your day is less than a month away!  Join Louisiana REALTORS® Tuesday, September 9 as we help you explore exciting new changes in your industry alongside instr...

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eNews Digest: August 4, 2014...

August 4, 2014 Home Inspector Issue Act # 572 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session   Louisiana REALTORS® worked on Senate Bill 66 during the 2014 legislative session.  The original proposed bill would have prohi...

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A Brief Summary and Overview of Louisiana’s Real E...

July 2014     The current Louisiana Real Estate Agency law was passed in 1996 and very few legislative changes have been made to the original act. The agency law is based on several key principals and definitions: ...

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eNews Digest: July 21, 2014 ...

July 21, 2014 The Louisiana GRI—New, improved and online! LR has recently received approval from the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) to offer CE credits for our four online GRI modules. You now have the opportunity to ...

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eNews Digest: July 8, 2014...

July 8, 2014 Coming Soon Advertisements and Pocket Listings  The LREC has issued a release discussing how Commission laws and rules apply to “coming soon” advertisements and “pocket listings.”  The release very clear...

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eNews Digest: June 23, 2014...

June 23, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® Will Pursue Adaptive Reuse of Downtown Property Louisiana REALTORS® announces plans to move its headquarters to 821 Main Street in downtown Baton Rouge.  The announcement follows an exten...

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Getting Paid – Contracts and Compensation ...

June 2014 by Scott Johnson  REALTORS® work hard to help their clients achieve their goals. And, when the deal is done, REALTORS® want to be compensated for their efforts. The key to understanding REALTOR® compensation lies...

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eNews Digest: June 9, 2014...

June 9, 2014 2014 Legislative Session Recap The 2014 Louisiana Regular Legislative session ended at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 2. Louisiana REALTORS® was active on your behalf in passing, amending and defeating legislation in an e...

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eNews Digest: May 27, 2014...

May 27, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #11 Louisiana REALTORS® will wind down the 2014 legislative session with success!  Thanks to all of our REALTOR® members for their support and for taking actio...

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eNews Digest: May 21, 2014...

May 21, 2014     Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #10   Louisiana REALTORS® (LR) has been very busy at the State Capitol. Please find below a recap on important bills being worked on by LR, as well as...

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eNews Digest: May 12, 2014...

May 12, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #9 The legislative session has a little over three weeks left before it concludes. Louisiana REALTORS® (LR) will be monitoring several bills on your behalf while trying ...

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eNews Digest: May 5, 2014...

May 5, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #8 Louisiana REALTORS® (LR) has been very busy on your behalf at the State Capitol. Please find below a recap of important bills being worked on by LR and legislative act...

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eNews Digest: April 28, 2014...

April 28, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #7 Louisiana REALTORS® has been very busy on your behalf at the State Capitol.  Please find below a recap on several important bills being worked on by LR: SB 66...

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eNews Digest: April 22, 2014...

April 22, 2014   Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #6 Louisiana REALTORS® (LR) has been very busy on your behalf at the State Capitol.  Please find below a recap on three important bills being worked on by...

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eNews Digest: April 15, 2014...

April 15, 2014   Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #5 Louisiana REALTORS® will be working with the Home Inspection industry and others this week to amend HB 66.  The amendment would read as follows: ...

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eNews Digest: April 7, 2014...

April 7, 2014   Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #4 House Bill 869 by Representative Erich Ponti would prohibit the LREC from requiring a pass fail test for completion of post licensing and continuing educatio...

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eNews Digest: March 31, 2014...

March 31, 2014   2014 Spring Into Action Conference & Expo There's only one week left until the Spring Into Action Conference & Expo in Baton Rouge! With a jam-packed schedule of exciting events, this conference ...

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eNews Digest: March 24, 2014...

March 24, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #2The Louisiana REALTORS® were able to advance two bills out committee this past week.  House Bill 869 by Representative Erich Ponti would prohibit the L...

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eNews Digest: March 17, 2014...

March 17, 2014 Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Legislative Update #1 The Louisiana Legislature kicked of its 85 day session on Monday March 10th. There were over 1500 bills filed by both houses and several key topics will be debated:...

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eNews Digest: January 21, 2014...

On Jan. 16, 2014, Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3547) to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2014. The bill prohibits FEMA from implementing future premium increases on "grandfathered properties...

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eNews Digest: December 9, 2013...

  Register now for Leading Edge Conference- January 2014 The annual Leading Edge Conference is scheduled for January 14-16 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. This year's conference has an all-new lineup of speakers and t...

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eNews Digest: December 16, 2013...

December 16, 2013   Meet your Incoming Leadership  We would like to introduce you to your new leadership team for 2014. Last Thursday, President David McKey passed the torch to Matthew Ritchie at the executive committe...

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Seller-Funded Buyer Brokerage Fees...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013   New Regulation Proposed Under a new rule proposed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, sellers cannot pay buyer brokerage fees out of closing costs, unless there is a written agreement, which ...

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The New Financed Sale Contingency Clause...

Friday, March 29, 2013 The New Financed Sale Contingency Clause On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission voted to change the language in the Financed Sale contingency clause (currently, lines 73 – 83) ...

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No Property Condition Disclosure Form, No Purchase...

Monday, July 2, 2012 No Property Condition Disclosure Form, No Purchase Agreement Sellers who fail to provide a completed property condition disclosure form may find that their purchase agreements are unenforceable, according...

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Managing Multiple Counteroffers ...

Friday, April 27, 2012   Managing Multiple Counteroffers A 2011 court opinion upheld an award against a listing broker for over $700,000, because of an agent’s role in submitting two counteroffers for the same property ...

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Property Management Q and A...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Property Management Q and A In today’s market, many clients who would normally sell their homes are choosing to rent out those properties instead. Among those who do not want the hassle of managing...