Author: Troup County Board of Realtors

AWARDS Deadline: Wednesday, January 24!

The deadline to submit the following awards applications is Wednesday, January 24.  Professional Achievement Award, Realtor® of the Year, Good Neighbor, Broker’s Choice, Rookie of the Year The Awards Committee will be available from 10a-12p  at the Board office to review your submissions.  ***NOTE: 2018 TCBOR Membership Dues MUST be paid by noon on Wednesday, January 24 for you to be eligible to receive any award from the TCBOR. Applications can be found here: 1-PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD APPLICATION 2-PAA Rules and Regs–approved 2016 3-PAA – Calculations Forms-APPROVED 4-Agent Certification Form 5-Broker Certification 2018 Good Neighbor Award Application Realtor of the Year Application For Brokers:  ROOKIE OF THE YEAR application and Brokers Choice Award...

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NEW! RPAC Donations Online

You can now pay your RPAC donations online directly from our website! RPAC stands for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. A PAC is a legal means by which interested individuals with common goals, like a trade association, ban together for the purposes of political action. Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood. CONTRIBUTE TO...

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SUPRA Key Changes!!

The ACTIVE KEY is being Phased Out!! Beginning September 15, 2017 the Supra ActiveKey is being phased out due to outdated communication software and hardware. Effective October 1, 2017 all ActiveKeys will no longer function. What are my options?? eKey Basic – Supra highly recommends switching to eKey on your phone. The eKey is cheaper, it is a free app you download to your smartphone or tablet, and it has additional functionality. eKey Price Sheet Xpress Key – Similar to the ActiveKey, but with a touchscreen and updated communication software. See more about the Xpress Key.  BEAT THE RUSH and switch to the eKey today!! Upgrade to eKEY Basic at the TCBOR. Bring your ActiveKEY, wall charger to TCBOR in person. Nobody else can do this for you! Please call 706-884-2600 or troupcountybor@gmail.com to schedule your appointment. Exchange ActiveKEY for new XpressKEY – Beginning September 15th, bring your ActiveKEY and wall charger to the TCBOR. This must be done in person. Please call 706-884-2600 or troupcountybor@gmail.com to schedule your...

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Beware of Cyber Fraud

As cybercrime becomes more prevalent and cyber-criminals become more savvy, it is important to protect yourself, your customers, and clients from this kind of fraud by being aware of how cyber-criminals operate. The GAR Forms Committee encourages agents and brokers to use the following warning in as many of their transactions (including agency and customer agreements, purchase and sale agreements and lease agreements) as possible to place their clients and customers on notice and to emphasize the importance of independently validating any wiring instructions that may be received: Beware of Cyber Fraud. Fake e-mails attempting to get you to wire money to criminal computer hackers are increasingly common in real estate transactions. Under this scam, computer hackers fraudulently assume the online identity of the actual mortgage lender, closing attorney and/or real estate broker with whom you are working in the real estate transaction. Posing as a legitimate company, they then direct you to wire money to them. In many cases, the fake e-mail is sent from what appears to be the authentic web page of the legitimate company responsible for sending the wiring instructions. You should use great caution in wiring funds based solely on wiring instructions sent to you by e-mail. Independently verifying the wiring instructions with someone from the company sending them is the best way to prevent fraud. In particular, you should treat as highly suspect...

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