Accomplishments

Updated Bill Information

PASSED – HB 32 – An Act providing for the issuance of one business license for multiple lines of business; and providing for reissuance of a business license to correct a mistake on the license.

  • A letter of support for HB 32 was written and sent to Representative Mia Costello who is the primary sponsor of the legislation.
  • This bill was heard in House Finance on Monday, February 17, 2014 and was held for another hearing in order to obtain more information about the fiscal impacts.
  • AAR continues to support the passage of this legislation.

PASSED – HB 60 – An Act Adopting and relating to the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

  • The committee is in support of this bill and it may get a committee hearing this session but it is not a priority for the sponsors, Rep Gruenberg and Munoz.

PASSED – HB 282 An Act relating to the rights and obligations of residential landlords and tenants; and relating to the taking of a permanent fund dividend for rent and damages owed to a residential landlord.

  • Property Managers were asked to review HB 282 and they agreed that changing the refund time allowed on the security deposit from 14 days to 30 days is important and should be included in the bill along with clarification on the carpet cleaning procedures.
  • Discussion took place about electronic signatures being binding for Property Management leases and notices. Brenda Hewitt, staff for Rep. Issacson indicated that Alaska Statute 09.80.040 covers this issue and it is not necessary to include in HB 282.
  • Wendy Chamberlain will check to see what the current statue requires regarding property management transaction notifications (verbal, email, written or posted notices).

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

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