Convention News

The 2015 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention will be September 29 through October 3, 2015 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska.  This year’s theme is “Charting Your Cosmic Course.”  The convention is sponsored by the Alaska Association of REALTORS® and hosted by the Kachemak Board of REALTORS®.

This year’s Chairperson Debra Leisek, broker of Bay Realty, is excited about the convention Keynote Speakers that have been lined up for you. Rossi is spinning real estate into the future with “Class in the Round!” Because “the Edutainer” knows that people don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it. And YOU are his WHY! Maura Neill is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education.

You may register online or download the registration form.

We have many generous sponsors that have committed their time and resources to make this convention a success, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit the sponsorship page to view the available sponsorships.

Businesses offering products that may be of interest to you, as a REALTOR®, will be displaying their products and/or services during the Tradeshow scheduled for Thursday, October 1st, from 4pm until 6pm. More information may be found on or by contacting Bob Manwaring at (907) 563-7133. Exhibitor Agreement

Convention Bags
The Convention Committee is requesting items for the convention bags which are handed out to each attendee at registration. 225 items are needed. Items should be mailed, or delivered to the Kachemak Board of REALTORS by September 18,  2015. Address: C/O Bay Realty, 331 E. Pioneer Ave. #101 Homer, Alaska  99603. Convention Bag Flyer

Booking Rooms at the Land’s End
A room block at Land’s End has been reserved for the 2015 AAR Convention. The following options are available:

Starboard Bay Suite – $139.50 plus tax
Midship Bay Room – $112.50 plus tax
Midship Bay Loft – $112.50 plus tax
Midship City Room – $85.50 plus tax
Port Bay Room – $85.50 plus tax
Port City Room – $76.50 plus tax

Land’s End Lodges and Lodge Beach Front Rooms are available as well. To book your room now, please call Land’s End at (800) 478-0400 and remember to mention you’re with the 2015 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention.

 “Nautical Night”

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Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Extended TRID Implementation Deadline

WASHINGTON (July 21, 2015) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement today that the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, implementation date has been moved from August 1 to October 3:

“NAR has worked diligently with the CFPB throughout this process, helping to ensure that the upcoming harmonization of TILA-RESPA disclosures is carried out with as little disruption to the industry as possible. In addition, NAR has worked hard to ensure our members have everything they need to comply with the rules while continuing the business of real estate without interruption.

“August is a busy time for Realtors®, as home buying and selling picks up around the summer season. CFPB’s recognition of the challenge that an August implementation posed for the industry is a big win for Realtors®, for lenders, for consumers and for everyone involved.

“An October 3 implementation will help ensure that our industry has time to prepare for the changes ahead while helping consumers get to closing without delay.

“NAR will continue to keep members updated on the rule and ensure they have the tools to comply with the changes coming their clients’ way. We will also continue communicating any Realtor® concerns about the implementation to the CFPB and look forward to a continued partnership as the TRID rule goes into effect later this year.”

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763

Registration Open

2015 Convention