Commission News

The Alaska Real Estate Commission held its final meeting of 2014 on December 3rd at the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

The initial rewrite of the Alaska Real Estate Commission Consumer Pamphlet and Waiver of Right to Be Represented proposed in June generated considerable public comment at the September 12, 2014, meeting.  As a result, the Commission held a special work session on November 12, 2014, to address concerns that were raised.

The revised versions, were adopted, have been noticed for written public comment, and will be considered at the next meeting.   Any person who submitted written or oral comments previously does not need to resubmit them as those comments are a part of the record and will be reviewed during the Real Estate Commission’s deliberation on February 25, 2014.

Discussion was also held regarding advertising of a business name.   Initial consideration was given to a proposed regulation change at the September meeting and the conversation continued during this meeting.  Concerns  were raised, include the “branding”  many licensees have undertaken for name recognition, as well as confusion at the consumer level when it comes to identifying the brokerage.  The discussion will continue at the next meeting.

The status of Errors and Omissions insurance is still on hold while the office of Procurement  for the State of Alaska develops an Invitation to Bid to solicit proposals for coverage.

Finally, it is renewal time for real estate instructors.  All instructor certifications expire on April 1, 2015.  Renewal information and forms are available on the Real Estate Commission website.   Instructors are encouraged to submit their renewal applications well in advance of expiration.

http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/Portals/5/pub/rec4174.pdf

The next meeting of the Alaska Real Estate Commission will begin at 9:00 a.m.,  February 25, 2014, at the Atwood Building,, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Room 1270,  in Anchorage.

Submitted by Anita Bates, Dwell Realty
Alaska Real Estate Commission Liaison

 

Alaska Association of REALTORS Introduces New Logo

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®

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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2015 Convention