GLAR President Carter Martin, Jr. Featured Speaker on Drive with NAR
Don't miss NAR's latest podcast DRIVE with NAR featuring our very own Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® President Carter Martin, Jr. This powerful discussion is part of NAR's Safety Series: Using Safety as a Marketing Tool and a Value Proposition. Demonstrate greater value to clients by discussing your ability to protect customers, properties and transactions from physical and cyber harm. Learn methods for explaining why clients are safer in the hands of a well-trained agent. LISTEN HERE.
Join us for DEI Book Club at GLAR
The Kentucky REALTORS® DEI Committee and GLAR invite you to join us for a discussion of Just Action, the acclaimed sequel to New York Times Best Seller The Color of Law, written by Richard Rothstein. The book club session is February 15th at 2:00 PM EST at the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® office.  The Committee encourages you to read the book in advance so that we can share our opinions, insights, and favorite moments. As always, feel free to bring along any other book recommendations you may have for future discussions. CLICK HERE to register to attend.
Nondeductible Dues Info for Your Taxes
The Tax Reform Act of 1993, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, made the portion of dues paid to organizations spent to lobby State and Federal governments nondeductible for income taxes, and requires that it be disclosed to members.

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) computes 34% or $51.00 (of the $150.00 per member) to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax due to NAR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members. Note that the entire $45.00 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible. In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Kentucky REALTORS® (KYR) computes 7.93% or $11.50 (of the $145.00 per member) to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax due to KYR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members.

Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) computes 6.47% of $13.07 (of the $202 per member) to be non-deductible for the member’s income tax due to GLAR’s lobbying efforts on behalf of its members. Note that the entire $275.00 for MSI dues and $480.00 for CIE dues are fully deductible.

Access Member Activity Report for Taxes
To access your member Account Activity Report for your GLAR-related business expenses to use when preparing your taxes, please follow the steps below:

Go to, select Member Login at the top right of the page, and log in to your member portal.
Select “Pay Your Bill"
Select “View Paid and Unpaid Invoices"
Select “Account Activity Report" at the bottom of the screen.
5. For your “Account Activity Criteria” enter the dates (01/01/23 – 12/31/23), then select submit for your report.
Military Veteran Housing Certification Course
In collaboration with the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals, we are offering the opportunity for GLAR members to obtain the VAREP Military Veteran Housing Certification. During this 8-hour course, you will learn the basics, intermediate, and advanced features of the VA home loan program. Additionally, you will learn important topics including the VA loan history, military and veteran demographics, and tips on writing a great VA loan offer. Mastery of these topics will allow you to better serve the military and veteran families.

Instructor: Nathan Bellows & John Cissell
March 12, 2023 | 8:30-5:30 at GLAR
CE: 3 Law/5 Elective
PLE: 3 Finance/3 Fair Housing/2 Elective
Please email with any questions on this program.

Zoom Live Option for Real Property Titled In Estate
Join us for a LIVE Zoom version of our popular class, Real Property Titled In Estate. This course taught by Cora Henderson covers common issues arising from a real estate transaction involving a trust or estate. Be able to identify the documentation that will be necessary to complete a real estate transaction involving a trust or estate. Know what to expect if you're the buyer's agent in a transaction where the seller is a trust or estate. This course is also being held in-person at GLAR, so if you would like to register for the ZOOM class please be sure to register for the version that says "Zoom Live" before the course title. Check out our other February class offerings below and register on your member portal!

Upcoming Classes:
February 6 (9am-12pm) - Ethics & Law-Not Always the Same, Dennis Stilger
February 8 (9am-4pm) - Kentucky Core, Jenny Fields
February 21 (9am-12pm) - Common Defects & Water Damage, Eric Hay
February 22 (1-4pm) - Flexmls Training, Brittany Nickerson
February 27 (9am-12pm), NEW Class! Real Estate Marketing Tools & Practice, Sarah Gatewood
February 27 (1-4pm), Agency Law in Kentucky, Harry Borders
February 28 (9am-12pm), Real Property Titled In Estate, Cora Henderson (In-person and Zoom Live option)
February 29 (1-4pm), Transaction Desk, Adam Rowe
Louisville Hosts RLI's 2024 National Land Conference
The National Land Conference is the ultimate destination for land professionals who want to be face-to-face with the best in the business. Come for the camaraderie and the exchange of knowledge, experience, and referrals that only happens at NLC. #NLC24 will be held March 10 - 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, KY.  CLICK HERE  here to find out more and register.
Are You using Offer Manager?
Offer Manager by ShowingTime, one of your benefits of membership, is integrated within your ShowingTime account on both mobile and desktop. Offer Manager brings improved efficiency and communication to a critical part of the real estate process. Its integration with the ShowingTime platform provides agents with significant benefits without disrupting their current workflow and communication styles.

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Legislative Update Report
Legislative issues impact your real estate business every day! Our government affairs representatives are continually working to remain on top of issues that affect your profession.  READ the latest legislative report.
Jan. 21 - 27, 2023 = 343
Jan. 21 - 27, 2024 = 278
2023 = 1,295
2024 = 1,189
Jan. 21 - 27, 2023 = 205
Jan. 21 - 27, 2024 = 122
2023 = 769
2024 = 601
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