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).

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