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REALTOR Safety - It's No Accident
We have received reports of threatening calls to members on their cells phones. These include threats that the caller has abducted a loved one. This kind of scam is known as a “virtual kidnapping. The “kidnappers” are extortionists hoping that the person on the other end of the line will fall for the scam without verifying that a kidnap has taken place. HERE> is what the FBI recommends to Avoid Becoming a Victim.
TREND - Market Trends: New Castle County, September 2014
This report can be easily shared with clients so you can be their source for real estate info HERE>
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Who Does Home Inspections?
The State of DE now requires Home Inspectors to be licensed. We thought it would be helpful to clarify how the State-wide Agreement of Sale defines the details. Join our own Andy Taylor, Esq. for a short and informative video presentation on the subject HERE>
Got Septic Systems?
Understanding Paragraphs 22a and 22b of the State-wide Agreement of Sale and pumping of systems, inspections, service requirements...and more Are you an expert? Effective dates? Take a few minutes and sit with Andy Taylor, Esq. of Cooch & Taylor as he walks us thru it HERE>
Applying for Emeritus Status?
Attention REALTORS®---2014 is the last year applicants will not have to provide proof of one year of service. Between 2015 and 2019 applicants will need to provide proof of a year of service at either the local, state or national level. After 2019 service will need to be at the national level to apply for emeritus status. For MORE> information regarding these changes
Buyer / Seller Dispute Resolution Program
Did you know that NCCBOR no longer offers the BBB Buyer /Seller Dispute Resolution Program? This program was eliminated in December 2011. In Paragraph 31 of the State-wide Agreement of Sale, mark NO next to Buyer-Seller Dispute Resolution, there is no addendum. If you have two parties that are interested in going to mediation, NCCBOR can arrange for a non-binding mediation session.
New iBoxes for NCCBOR Members DEC 9th & 10th
New Castle County Board of REALTORS® and Supra are hosting a Keybox Exchange DEC 9th & 10th at Clayton Hall Conference Center, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark. OFFICES - This is a 1 for 1 iBox exchange. Please bring your issued iBoxes and exchange them for new low energy Bluetooth iBoxes BT LE. Your old iBoxes will not be supported after the exchange. AGENTS – Currently an ActiveKEY user? This is a great opportunity to upgrade and use your smartphone as your Key. See attached appointment schedule, details on ekeys and what to bring to upgrade HERE>
NCCBOR Membership Renewals
Deadlines are looming. 2015 Renewal fees have been posted to your account. Log-in to pay before JAN 5 to avoid late fees! NCCBOR is offering FREE CE to its members in 2015!
NCCBOR Offices Closed NOV 27 & 28
On behalf of everyone at the New Castle County Board of REALTORS® we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. As we head towards the end of 2014, I want to take the time to thank all of you who have supported NCCBOR in any way possible, whether by renewing your membership, attending a NCCBOR event, reading our e-mails and newsletters, following us on social media, telling everyone you know about how awesome NCCBOR is :), or any combination of the above.
We are thankful to be Americans, to live in the most prosperous nation which has ever existed. We are thankful to live in a society where everyone can buy and sell land and homes and have the private property rights to enjoy their ownership.
Have a happy and safe holiday, Bob Weir, CEO
Affiliate Network Meeting DEC 16
Are you Going? Want to be part of the planning for 2015? Want to get a chance to get an early sign-up for New Member Orientation? Affiliate Card Drop Sponsorships? New or Other Events? You got to be in the game to win the game. Here is a chance to plan & budget for a great new year NOW! RSVP>
Competitive Market Analysis ("CMA")
In a recent newsletter the term "listing" was substituted for signed Agreement of Sale. Licensees may perform a competitive market analysis as part of providing real estate services. However, a licensee shall not perform a competitive market analysis for the mortgagee on a property that is the subject of a signed agreement of sale. Read the details HERE>
Agreement of Sale and Listing Agreement
There have been updates to the State-wide AGREEMENT OF SALE, The DAR LISTING AGREEMENT, and the DAR AGREEMENT OF SALE - UNIMPROVED LAND. Click on each to review the red-lined version. October 1 , 2013 is last day that the old version may be used.
Looking for a Quick Video Tutorial on the Changes in the AOS and the Listing Agreements?
Join Andy Taylor, ESQ for a 12 minute video highlighting the changes to the AOS and Listing Agreements HERE> These documents are on the NCCBOR members side of the website now.