REALTORS® are charged with upholding fair housing laws as well as offering professional service to all in their search for real property.
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.
Changes to combat hate speech will ensure Realtor® Code of Ethics extends beyond real estate-related activities
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
Calling for Nominations! Do you know a Realtor® who goes above & beyond to help others, or a colleague that deserves special recognition? This is your chance to nominate that shining star for TBOR’s 2020 Realtor® of the Year!
How about a business professional who works hard for our Community? Someone that brings people together and moves our community forward into the future? Nominate them today for the 2019 Business Person of the Year!
The Realtor® of the Year and Business Person of the Year awards recognize outstanding leadership, accomplishments, and professionalism in our Industry and Community!
We need YOUR HELP to find those outstanding Realtors® and Business Professionals!
Make your nominations on the NEW form on our webistes by Friday, July 10 ~ 5:00pm.
Let’s recognize those that are knowledgeable, have tenacity, positive attitudes, integrity and more…
TETON BOARD OF REALTORS® …. working together to inspire excellence, productivity and professionalism
Complete all of the 10 (11 for Brokers) elements of the Commitment to Excellence Program
by August 31st and be entered to win one of two $250 dues credit
The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), a program that empowers
REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and
commitment to conducting business at the highest standards.
C2EX takes professionalism to the next level by enabling NAR
members to assess their expertise in 10 (11 for brokers) elements of
professionalism ranging from customer service to use of
To get started, log in to www.C2EX.realtor and take the self-assessment
that measures your proficiency in each of the elements
of professionalism, known as the C2EX Competencies. Based on
your results, the platform will generate customized learning paths,
recommend experiences, and provide tools and resources to
increase your knowledge and enhance your skill sets.
Come have lunch with us and learn all about RPAC!
As important as it is to be involved in your local community, it is equally important that we, as REALTORS,® are involved at the state and federal levels of government as well. By participating in RPAC, your voice is heard collectively with hundreds of thousands of your colleagues across the country. RPAC supports our clients and community – It’s not all about us as Realtors – It protects private property rights and promotes home ownership. RPAC provides you a seat at the table. If you don’t get involved, you may face the prospect of bad legislation or a new set of crippling regulations that can put you out of business.
RPAC is the best insurance you can buy for your business!
Etna Community Center
Thursday, April 18 ~ 11:30am
Lunch will be served while the TBOR RPAC committee will help us to understand what RPAC is and what it can do for us, our Business and our Clients
RSVP by Tuesday, April 16 – send us an email to email@example.com
Hope to see you there!