Southern Adirondack Association of REALTORS

NEW REALTOR® Resource Guide


A New REALTOR®?  Whats Next?

After completing SAR Orientation and MLS Training, you will receive informational emails regarding SAR's offerings and services. This New REALTOR® Resource campaign is designed to provided you with helpful resources during your first months as a REALTOR®. To view all emails, click on the links below:

Membership Benefits

What are the benefits of my SAR Membership? 

The Southern Adirondack REALTORS®, Inc. (SAR) strives to provide its members with programs and services which enhance the members’ ability to successfully conduct their businesses in a competent and ethical manner, and to promote the public’s right to purchase, use and transfer real property. We also provide charitable giving and support to local and regional efforts through food drives, fundraising events and providing REALTOR® volunteers as part of our service-model to improve the quality of life for area residents.

As a member of our association, you also become a member of the NY State Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS. 

NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program to SAVE $$$$

SAR Member Benefits include:


MLS Rules and Regulations

As part of your SAR membership package, you gain access to our regional GLOBAL MLS System.

New members of GLOBAL MLS must complete an MLS Orientation within 1 month of becoming a member per NAR requirements. Please contact Beverly Whiting, GLOBAL MLS Tech Support Associate at our SAR office: 518-741-7004 or email: BWhiting@globalmls.com

An MLS system anywhere in the world is only as GOOD as the members attention to using it--and each GLOBAL MLS Member agrees to abide by the conditions of use of the MLS when submitting their application. Entering listings properly and within the RULES of the MLS are vital!    This is a case where "Rules" are NOT meant to be broken--and failure to obey these rules can cost you time,  $$ fines and even the loss of access to the MLS system entirely. Please refer to your GLOBAL MLS System Dashboard to find MLS Rules & Regulations.

KNOW THE GLOBAL MLS RULES and REGULATIONS

Please contact Beverly Whiting, GLOBAL MLS Tech Support Associate at our SAR office for more information on Rules, Regulations and Mandatory MLS Orientation (518) 741-7004 or email: BWhiting@globalmls.com


Mandatory Orientations and Education

Mandatory Education Requirements for new SAR REALTOR® Members:

  1. You Must register and complete New Member Orientation through the SAR office.  Orientations are offered every other month and posted on the SAR Calendar. Please check SARevents.org for upcoming dates.
     
  2. New members of the GLOBAL MLS must also register to attend and complete an MLS Orientation ASAP. Please contact Beverly Whiting, Global MLS Tech Support Associate at our SAR office: 518-741-7004 or email: BWhiting@globalmls.com
     
  3. As a new REALTOR member, you must complete the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics training (with CE or the Free version) within 3 months of your REALTOR® membership.  If you take this course through another source other than the NAR online link or a SAR sponsored class, you must provide copy of your certificate of completion to the SAR office for file via email, mail to Southern ADK REALTORS Association at 296 Bay Rd Queensbury NY 12804, or deliver it in person during business hours M-F 9-5. Click HERE for NAR Code of Ethics training

NEW YORK STATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSEES:

All Licensed Real Estate Salespeople & Brokers must complete 22.5 hours of CE training for every 2 year license renewal. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for keeping CE Certificates and tracking your CE Credits for license renewal. If you misplace a CE Certificate from a class you took, the school who delivered the class may charge a fee to issue another. 

Requirements:

BEGINNING WITH LICENSE RENEWALS ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2021 YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 7.5 OF YOUR 22.5 IN THESE COURSE CE'S:

3 CE Hours of Fair Housing

2.5 CE Hours of Business Ethics (the NAR Code of Ethics Course below counts for this!)

1 CE Hour of NYS Real Estate Legal Matters (NYSAR hosts a program at least annually- so watch for announcements!)

The remaining 15 CE hours can be with any credited programs you wish to expand your professional business industry skills, e.g. Marketing, Working with Clients, etc.

Mandatory Education Requirements  for REALTORS®  

NYSAR Education Resources- Click here for coupons, free CE & more from NYSAR

NAR Education Resources- Click here for NAR’s specialty training, online library, CE Classes, discounts & more


Key Links for New Members

Check the SARevents.org calendar and follow us on Facebook to keep on top of association activities and events so you can benefit from the resources, business relationships, and advantages available for you!

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NAR Code of Ethics Training

National Association of REALTORS resources and benefits are extensive!  From content to share on your social media or email campaigns, video resources on various topics NYSAR member site, resources, and benefits found at NYSAR.com.

NYSAR Legal Hotline: The Legal Hotline is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and during official NYSAR functions. The Legal Hotline number is 518-43-NYSAR (518-436-9727).

RPR- what is it? This FREE Member tool helps you to create awesome searches, community data reports and housing stats---not to mention FIND PROPERTIES for your Clients with a few quick clicks! Check out the "on the fly" RPR APP!


Stay Informed

SAR communicates important updates and information to it's members through our monthly newsletter.

This is vital information such as:

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