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eNews Digest: June 29, 2015...

June 29, 2015  The 2015 Fall Convention & Trade Expo My REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts Sign up today for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts. NAR will send you short messages, reminding you to complete CFAs when it is tim...

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee...

June 2015    By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith Independent Contractor or Employee Who Works With Your Company    Whether an individual is classified as an indepe...

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eNews Digest: June 15, 2015...

June 15, 2015  CEO Update  CEO Norman Morris provides you with a legislative session update, as well as association updates in the June version of the CEO Update. Legislative Wrap Up Video Coming This Week The 20...

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Commercial News June 2015...

  June 2015 • Commercial REALTORS® News  This information is provided to us by the National Association of REALTORS®through the June Commercial News for Association Staff enewsletter issue 66.  ...

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eNews Digest: June 1, 2015 ...

June 1, 2015  Legislative Update #7 Track this week’s legislative bills   Access the House grid Access the Senate grid   Your Louisiana REALTORS® lobbying team continues to monitor the s...

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eNews Digest: May 18, 2015 ...

May 18, 2015  Legislative Update #5 Track the legislative bills: Access the House grid Access the Senate grid The Louisiana REALTORS® lobbying team and leadership continue to monitor the state budg...

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A Manual for Dodd-Frank and the CFPB's TRID...

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule will go into effect August 1.   Image via elliemae.com  Prepare for these new changes to the industry with Senior Mortgage Adviser Grant Simon's manual. Simon provided this ma...

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eNews Digest: May 4, 2015 ...

May 4, 2015  SB 174 Call for Action Currently, there is an issue going before the Louisiana Senate regarding domestic violence. Sen. Sharon Broome has drafted SB 174 in hopes of providing certain accommodations upon reaso...

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Suggested Schedule for the 2015 NAR REALTOR® Legis...

Louisiana REALTORS® wants to help you plan your Midyear Meetings experience!  With the 2015 NAR REALTOR® Legislative Meetings and Expo is just around the corner, we want to provide our Louisiana attendees with a suggested ...

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Fair Housing ...

April 2015 By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith   Fair housing requires REALTORS® to look beyond the buying and selling of real estate to ensure equal representation and service...

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eNews Digest: April 20, 2015 ...

April 20, 2015  Louisiana REALTORS® elects 2016 officers The Louisiana REALTORS® board of directors elected its 2016 officers Wednesday, April 15 during the association’s annual legislative conference. The elected officer...

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eNews Digest: March 30, 2015 ...

March 30, 2015 Spring into Action is Fast Approaching!  The annual legislative conference will take place in TWO WEEKS! If you have not registered, you can register here. You won't want to miss this ...

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REALTOR® SAFETY...

March 2015  By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith The Department of Labor classifies your job as a “High Risk Occupation”. REALTORS® have been robbed and worse at property showings....

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eNews Digest: March 17, 2015 ...

March 27, 2015  March CEO Update  CEO Norman Morris provides insight on what members can expect this spring.  Learn more about the new LREC rules governing team names, see what you can expect during the 20...

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My REALTOR® Party Program Webinar ...

On March 9 Louisiana REALTORS® CEO Norman Morris hosted a webinar on the importance of the My REALTOR® Party Program. LR taped this webinar, so members could refer back to this resource at any time. Please feel free to download th...

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eNews Digest: March 2, 2015 ...

March 2, 2015   Register for the Spring into Action Conference April 13-15 It's that time of year again! Louisiana REALTORS® is ready to help you kick off the 2015 legislative session with our annual conference in th...

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eNews Digest: February 16, 2015 ...

Feb. 16, 2015  Construction Set to Begin at 821 Main St.  The contract is officially signed! On Friday, Feb. 13, President Beth Cristina and CEO Norman Morris signed the contract to begin work on the future home of L...

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eNews Digest: February 2, 2015 ...

Feb. 2, 2015  Save the Date! - Spring into Action Conference Our annual Spring into Action conference is fast approaching! Join Louisiana REALTORS® April 13-15 in Baton Rouge for this legislative conference. Be prepared f...

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The REALTOR® Trademark...

January 2015  By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith 1.         What does the term REALTOR® mean? a)      A member ...

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eNews Digest: January 7, 2015 ...

Jan. 7, 2015  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE FORM The Louisiana Real Estate Commission has approved and released the two year chan...

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eNews Digest: December 15, 2014...

Dec. 15, 2014  821 Main St. Grounbreaking Ceremony Recap  On Dec. 4 Louisiana REALTORS® held its groundbreaking ceremony in downtown Baton Rouge. Breaking ground on the new building is a big step in the rebuilding pr...

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eNews Digest: December 1, 2014...

Dec. 1, 2014  Changes to RESPA and TILA: Learn more  We invite you to participate in this webinar hosted by attorney Phillip L. Schulman of the law firm K&L Gates as he discusses the changes coming in 2015 to RES...

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Component Parts...

November 2014  By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith A potential buyer walks through an open house. The potential buyer comments on the beautiful crystal chandeliers, custom silk drapes,...

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eNews Digest: November 19, 2014...

Nov. 19, 2014 Update from the CEO Holiday office hours Our offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon so our staff can enjoy this time of thanks with their loved ones. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m. W...

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eNews Digest: October 27, 2014...

Oct. 27, 2014 The REALTOR® Conference & Expo is right around the corner!  We are buzzing with excitement! NAR's REALTOR® Conference and Expo is less than two weeks away. This is a reminder to register for this sp...

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Real Estate Deposits ...

October 2014  By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith What is a deposit?             Generally, funds “given by the buyer to the s...

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eNews Digest: October 13, 2014...

Oct. 13, 2014  Sign Up for an LR Team  Louisiana REALTORS® is accepting applications for next year’s committees. If you wish to serve on a team please fill out the volunteer teams form. Forms are due to Ali (ali@lare...

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eNews Digest: September 29, 2014...

Sept. 29, 2014 Core Standards Website Building Webinar Are you in need of assistance when it comes to your board’s website? Let NAR help! On Monday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. CST Nobu Hata, NAR Director of Digital Engagement will be h...

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Seller Warranties ...

September 2014  Sale “as is” or Waiving Redhibitory Defects By:  Adams and Reese LLP Patricia B. McMurray and Rebecca G. Smith The mandatory Purchase Agreement form provides several options for the warranty that a ...

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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...