November 5, 2018
November 8, 12:00 noon at the NABOR Event Center

Our next membership meeting will be held at the NABOR Event Center at noon on Thursday, November 8th. Our speaker will be Mervin Jebaraj with the University of Arkansas Business & Economic Research Center. 

We will have door prizes, live auctions, "Split the Cash" and one lucky REALTOR® could win $1100!
This group will allow members to post comments and questions and interact with board leadership and with each other.

Please visit our public Facebook page and click VISIT GROUP. You will then have the option to JOIN GROUP.

Go to, click on Events, scroll to January 2019 and click 2019 Membership Luncheons. Price is $9.00 per lunch for a total of $90 for the year. Total savings of $30!

You can also pre-register for individual luncheons and save $2 on each luncheon.
Remember, if you purchase your tickets on or before the November 8th luncheon you will be entered into an "Early Bird" drawing valued at $500! Tickets available in the store at or from the homepage of our website .

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!
What REALTORS® Need to Know about the New Tax Law

NAR has recently completed a series of four informational videos about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The series is entitled, "What REALTORS® Need to Know about the New Tax Law," and consists of four videos with the following topics:

  • Video #1 - An Introduction to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • Video #2 - Major Changes for Individuals and Families
  • Video #3 - Changes Affecting Tax Incentives of Owning a Home
  • Video #4 - Tax Changes for Real Estate Professionals

These videos have now been posted to the NAR YouTube page and can be found here:

They are also embedded on on a special page that included the scripts and slides. Even better, they are presented in a way that viewers can look only at the segment that interests them. Please see: 

This infographic was published in several area communications last week, with a combined circulation of nearly 200,000 readers. If you would like to use this in your marketing efforts, please click the image to download a PDF version of the file.
Online continuing education is now available to our members through the Keynote Online Education Series. Check out the Keynote course offerings and register here!
Please note: Committees are seated in December of each year, but the sign up form is available all year. We will share your information and preferences with the committee chairpersons at their Leadership Conference in early December.  


The MLS staff has compiled a report for awards production through September 30. It will be finalized and sent out this week. Please review the report when you have seen it and, if you feel it is in error, send an email (include supporting documentation) to and let us know what you believe is in error. We will review the documentation and get back to you.

Our committee is already hard at work arranging this year's award celebration and you will NOT want to miss this party! Be sure to save the date for our award celebration...Saturday, April 6.

Data checker is up and running, after being suspended by the Board of Directors during the MLS conversion. Please open emails from MLS DATA COMPLIANCY

Also, please add to your address book to make sure your notifications are being received.
Please take care to share only the public MLS data sheets with your clients and at open houses. We've heard that we have members who are sharing the Agent Display and that contains information that the public should not see.
Just a is a violation of our MLS Rules to provide access to a property under any terms other than those published in the MLS. If it says appointment only in the MLS you must make an appointment prior to showing. The fine for doing otherwise is substantial but it's not an issue as long as you follow the published showing instructions. This conduct can also be determined to be a violation of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics ( Standards of Practice 1-16 and 3-9).
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