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Alaska Association of REALTORS Introduces New Logo19 Jun

This has been a year of change for the Alaska Association of REALTORS®.  Under the leadership of President Angie Tallant of Somers & Associates in Fairbanks, the Association has completed its first cycle of NAR’s “Core Standards,” which ups the bar for all NAR Associations.

To comply with many directives in Core Standards, President Tallant and Information Management Key Work Group  Chair Devon Thomas decided to re-brand the Association at the same time.

It was time for a change.  A new look for the logo, a new look and new functionality for the website, and with a new CEO at the helm.  Sandy Eherenman has worked hard to train our new CEO Bob Manwaring and, fortunately for us, this transition has been a smooth one.

Angie and Devon worked diligently with buzzbizz Studios to come up with a logo that encompasses all facets of our real estate industry: Residential, Commercial and Land.  Incorporated together to create one logo, which represents our entire membership, we are proud to introduce the Alaska Association of REALTORS® new logo to you.

Alaska Association of REALTORS®

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

joinus@alaskarealtors.com

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