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

 

NAR Board Approves Nationwide Broker Data Entry System

The NAR Board of Directors at its 2015 meeting May 16 in Washington, D.C., approved a partnership between NAR and its wholly owned subsidiary Realtors Property Resource® and another company, UpStream RE, LLC, to create a data entry and collection system for the brokerage community using the RPR® advanced Multi-list platform (AMP™). The system will give brokerages a single place to input their listing data for distribution on multiple platforms online, including Realtor.com, local MLSs, and broker websites. The initiative will be funded using NAR operating reserves over 36 months, at a net amount not to exceed $12 million.

The Board of Directors meeting closed out the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, attended by 8,000 REALTORS® and guests. The weeklong meetings included hundreds of visits by REALTORS® to their members of Congress to advocate on behalf of the real estate industry.

Prior to the vote on the data entry system, NAR CEO Dale Stinton described this latest initiative as an important strategic “pivot” for NAR and RPR® that helps brokers maintain control of their listing data while accomplishing long-sought technology objectives of real estate brokerage companies, MLSs, and associations by creating a single back-end entry point for all listing data that is then distributed to all the end-points identified by the broker.

The data entry system is explained in a video on REALTOR.org. Access that now.

Before the board vote on the new system, NAR CEO Dale Stinton provided an historical perspective on the association’s strategic initiatives.

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

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