Volume 5, Issue 17:  September 7, 2012


Don't forget to VOTE in the Primary Elections this Tuesday, September 11th!

And remember, redistricting may have changed your usual polling place, so click HERE to verify your location! 

What, you're NOT registered to vote?  You're kidding, right?  Well, it's too late for the Tuesday Primary Elections, but you have until October 13th to register for the General Election.  Click HERE to register!

SIGN UP FOR THE CONVENTION WHILE THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE!:  The 2012 Delaware Association of REALTORS® Convention, Counting to the Future, is October 11, 2012 and classes are filling up fast!  To register click HERE.  For vendor opportunities click HERE.  Don't wait, do it today!

Executive Order #36:  Hearings for Governor Markell's Executive Order #36 have begun, so now is the time to act on state regulations that need changing!  Executive Order #36 requires a review of all state agency regulations that have been on the books for 3 1/2 years or longer.  Each state agency will have a different time frame for public meetings and public comment on regulations.  To learn more about Executive Order #36 click HERE.

New Continuing Education Requirements from DREC:  DREC (Delaware Real Estate Commission) has changed the continuing education requirements for licensed agents and newly licensed agents.  Licensed agents are now required to take 21 hours continuing education credits based on the following Core Modules:

Module 1 - Agency and Fair Housing (3 Hours)
Module 2 - Professional Standards (Ethics) (3 Hours)
Module 3 - Real Estate Documents (3 Hours)
Module 4 - Office Management (3 Hours)
Module 5 - Legislative Issues (3 Hours)
Module 6 - Practices of Real Estate (3 Hours)
Module 7 - Elective Course (3 Hours)

Newly Licensed Salesperson Course Outline:  Newly licensed Salespersons must attest during licensure renewal that they have completed these four modules within the first year of licensure

New Salesperson Module 1 - Ethical Practices in Real Estate (3 Hours)
New Salesperson Module 2 - Agreement of Sale, Buyer Representation (3 Hours)
New Salesperson Module 3 - Real Estate Documents, Seller Representation (3 Hours)
New Salesperson Module 4 - Real Estate Professionals (3 Hours)

For more information visit the DAR website HERE, or check out the Delaware Real Estate Commission's website HERE.

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Federal News In Case You Missed It:

September is REALTOR® Safety Month:  NAR offers free tools and resources this month to help you and your members stay personally and professionally safe. Materials include a new video on social media and cyber safety strategies, new articles and tips, archived webinars, and more. You'll also find banner ads and a safety widget that you can use to help promote September as REALTOR® Safety Month.







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