100 Days to Greatness – new NAR benefit
100 Days to Greatness – new NAR benefit
The Wyoming Realtors® updated the Wyoming Real Estate forms in 2020. You can use the forms as you always have in either Zipforms or Form Simplicity. Form Simplicity was able to update their platform to help make the forms more user-friendly. For examples – if you choose cash in the financing section – then then lending info will drop away – no need to strike through that info. This is just one example…. there are lots of other great things about the new form simplicity platform.
TBOR has been hosting some Form Simplicity training. There are two more opportunities to learn more…
February 11, 2021 ~ 1:00pm-3:00pm
February 12, 2021 ~ 10:00am-12:00pm
To register – send email to firstname.lastname@example.org – letting us know if you are able to attend both or at least one of the training sessions.
Any additional questions about the forms – you can contact the WY Realtors® 800.676.4085
To set up your account in Form Simplicity (wyoming contracts) and then to access forms, go to the following sites:
Form Simplicity TechHelpline – 888-804-8223
To set-up your account in ZipForms (Wyoming contracts) and then to access forms, go to the following sites:
Website to Access zipForm Plus: www.zipformplus.com
2020 Annual Dues
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Pay online at nar.Realtor
or mail a check to – PO Box 3736, Jackson Wy 83001
or you can drop off a check at the TBOR office (leave in box by door) – 545 S Willow St
30 day grace period. $150 reactivation fee by WY Realtors and $100 TBOR late fee if paid after December 31. No exceptions!
Watch this online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions. Drawing upon the latest evidence-based research, Perception explains how our brains’ automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause us to treat those who are different from us unfairly, despite our best intentions and often without our conscious awareness. Perception then applies these concepts to the everyday work of REALTORS®, and offers strategies to override bias in order to convey respect, ensure fairness, and improve business relationships.
Another interesting video investigation is the Newsday video – https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/real-estate-investigation-videos/
Newsday’s paired testers visit real estate agents across Long Island to see if they will be treated the same.
CHICAGO (November 13, 2020) – The Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors® today voted in favor of a motion presented by NAR’s Professional Standards Committee making it a violation for Realtors® to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics. Those include race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity. The Professional Standards Committee recommendations come as NAR works to reaffirm its commitment to fair housing and position its members to lead America’s real estate industry in the fight against discrimination and inequality.
Local, state and national Realtor® associations received various complaints about discriminatory speech posted online by Realtors® earlier this year, particularly on social media. In subsequent months, NAR’s Professional Standards Committee and Interpretations Procedures Advisory Board met to consider the Code of Ethics’ applicability to discriminatory speech and conduct beyond a Realtor®’s real estate duties.
Following months of meetings and deliberations, NAR’s Advisory Board recommended that its Code of Ethics apply to every action a Realtor® takes, whether personal or professional.
Any complaint alleging a violation of Article 10 as illustrated by Standard of Practice 10-5 can now be brought to a hearing panel at a local Realtor® association, which will be asked to assess the circumstances of each individual case. Overall, although the proposal seeks to extend enforcement of the Code beyond its current limits of real estate transactions and real estate-related activities, this added reach will not increase a Realtor® or Realtor®-Principal’s liability under the law.
Moving forward, NAR’s Professional Standards Committee will continue working to develop case interpretations to assist members and professional standards enforcement volunteers in understanding the Code’s applicability.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
WY Forms Update & Training Info from WY Realtors®
We are finally at the time for the new forms that have been talked about for so long! Attached you will find copies of the new forms for training purposes. You will note these include a watermark as they are not to be used quite yet, but we wanted everyone to have plenty of time to get familiar with them, and brokers to train their agents on how they want the new forms to be used by their agents. Also included is a video clip from the Wyoming REALTOR Attorney, Mike Lansing, going over the changes on the forms.
One of the bigger changes is the use of additional provisions and the additional provisions (clauses) library. These clauses will be available in the software providers clause sections the same as brokers clauses have been in the past. For clauses that do not fit into the allotted space, either FormSimplicity or ZipForms will now add pages to the back of your contract that include all of the clauses used in the contract that didn’t fit into the space allotted.
If you have questions, concerns, find a typo on the forms etc. Please go to the website and fill out the forms issues report found at https://www.wyomingrealtors.org/members and choose the Forms Issue Report button.
As of today, pending no complications, the plan is to release the forms live on both providers starting on December 1st. At that time, the old forms will no longer be available for use. If you are using a different provider, now is a good time to start the transition over to one of the supported providers.
Click below buttons for all information. To keep up-to-date with WY Realtors® follow the Wyoming REALTORS facebook page.
WY Realtors® Forms Training: https://youtu.be/hHD5PU6l_bc
To see all forms visit WY Realtors®: https://www.wyomingrealtors.org/post/forms-update-and-training
To sign up with Form Simplicity – you can visit the WY Realtors® page – click on Form Simplicity button along the top of page.
Here is the customer service number for Form Simplicity: Tech Support ~ 888-804-8223