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Broker Office License Numbers Can Now be Added to MLS
Broker Office License Numbers Can Now be Added to MLS
Date: 09/18/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) Board of Directors on September 7 approved the MLS Committee’s recommendation to allow the ability to add/edit office license numbers in the MLS.

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extended
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extended
Date: 09/18/2017

On Thursday, September 7, the Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017, and the President signed the bill into law later that day.

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Lehigh Valley Home Prices Climb Toward Decade High
Lehigh Valley Home Prices Climb Toward Decade High
Date: 09/12/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported August data shows a median home price that hasn’t been seen in nearly a decade. This is caused by the continuing trend of low supply and high demand.

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GLVR Seeks Applicants for NAR Director
GLVR Seeks Applicants for NAR Director
Date: 09/11/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) is seeking a qualified member of the Association to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The new Director will serve in 2018 and 2019. Applications are due by September 19, 2017.

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4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 09/01/2017

4th quarter MLS fees (October / November / December) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Sunday, October 1, 2017.

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Tell Congress to Support the National Flood Insurance Program
Tell Congress to Support the National Flood Insurance Program
Date: 08/23/2017

Urge the United States House of Representatives to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act.”

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GLVR to Join National Association in Commemoration of Fair Housing Act Anniversary
GLVR to Join National Association in Commemoration of Fair Housing Act Anniversary
Date: 08/21/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR), come 2018, is proud to join the National Association of REALTORS® in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

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It's a Seller's Market in the Greater Lehigh Valley
It's a Seller's Market in the Greater Lehigh Valley
Date: 08/14/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported July data shows that the shift to a predominantly seller’s market is mostly complete.

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Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Date: 08/14/2017

Millage rates for Northampton and Lehigh counties have been updated in both Matrix and CRS. The rates reflect all changes as of July 2017.

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MLS Tip: Are You Entering the Correct Area?
MLS Tip: Are You Entering the Correct Area?
Date: 08/04/2017

Please be advised that per Section 13.6.5 of the GLVR MLS Rules and Regulations, failure to enter the correct Area – also known as the municipality – in the listing detail is an MLS violation and may result in a fine.

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New Document Transaction Manager Coming to GLVR MLS
New Document Transaction Manager Coming to GLVR MLS
Date: 08/04/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service will soon launch the services of Instanet’s TransactionDesk.

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Input Needed on Municipal Database
Input Needed on Municipal Database
Date: 07/24/2017

As GLVR staff prepares to reach out to area municipalities, we’re asking for member feedback on how we can make the municipal database better.

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Home Sales Move Quickly as Inventory Drops, Prices Rise
Home Sales Move Quickly as Inventory Drops, Prices Rise
Date: 07/11/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported June data shows that the inventory slump is driving up home prices and sellers are almost always receiving asking price.

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Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Date: 07/10/2017

GLVR's new e-magazine highlights GLVR members and brokerages, and the work they do in their communities. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017.

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Avoid MLS Interruption
Avoid MLS Interruption
Date: 07/03/2017

Suspension date is Tuesday, July 18, 2017, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 3rd quarter MLS fees. There is a $25 penalty fee for missing the extended due date.

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GLVR Member Denny Scott Passes Away
GLVR Member Denny Scott Passes Away
Date: 06/26/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has lost a friend, as Dennis Scott of Scott-White Real Estate Institute and Keystone Property Management & Maintenance passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
 

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Coming Soon: Updates to GoMLS App
Coming Soon: Updates to GoMLS App
Date: 06/21/2017

GoMLS, the property locator app for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, will receive an update that enhances the gallery view, adds a push notification for favorites, and more.

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$1,900 Raised During Charity Auction at Signature Event
$1,900 Raised During Charity Auction at Signature Event
Date: 06/19/2017

The Big Apple Charity Auction at the 5th Annual Signature Event with Fredrik Eklund brought in $1,900 for three local organizations that battle homelessness -- New Bethany Ministries, Family Promise, and The Allentown Rescue Mission.

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Inventory Shortage Doesn't Quell Optimism for Summer Home Buying and Selling
Inventory Shortage Doesn't Quell Optimism for Summer Home Buying and Selling
Date: 06/14/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported May data shows that, although we continue to battle an inventory shortage in the Lehigh Valley and much of the country, optimism remains high for a successful summer for buying and selling homes.

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 Apply: 2018 Board of Directors
Apply: 2018 Board of Directors
Date: 06/05/2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Board of Directors. There are four open seats. Directors are elected to a 3-year term.

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Schedule an Office Visit for Government Affairs Updates
Schedule an Office Visit for Government Affairs Updates
Date: 06/05/2017

Matthew Marks, GLVR's Government Affairs Director, is scheduling office visits. During your office meetings, Matt will pop in to provide your Realtors® an overview of the Government Affairs Department and will answer legislative questions.

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'Coming Soon' Listings: What You Need to Know
'Coming Soon' Listings: What You Need to Know
Date: 06/05/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley MLS currently does not have a "Coming Soon" status. Though these listings are not specifically prohibited, members must continue to abide by GLVR's MLS Rules and Regulations.

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 3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 06/02/2017

3rd quarter MLS fees (July / August / September) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Saturday, July 1, 2017.

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Feedback Sought on Real Estate Teams in Pennsylvania
Feedback Sought on Real Estate Teams in Pennsylvania
Date: 05/25/2017

The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission is currently reviewing statewide policies in regard to real estate teams.

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GLVR Members Report Various Scam Attempts
GLVR Members Report Various Scam Attempts
Date: 05/19/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has received reports of wire fraud schemes, viruses, phishing attempts, and Craigslist scams.

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First-time Buyers Feeling Pinch of Low Inventory, Higher Prices
First-time Buyers Feeling Pinch of Low Inventory, Higher Prices
Date: 05/12/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported April data shows that the squeeze on inventory may be putting prices just out of reach of first-time homebuyers, but the market remains strong as we close out the second month of spring.

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GLVR Announces Support for Allentown City Council Candidates
GLVR Announces Support for Allentown City Council Candidates
Date: 05/11/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Political Action Committee has recommended – and the Board of Directors has approved – support for four candidates running for Allentown City Council.

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GLVR Raises $4,332 for March of Dimes
GLVR Raises $4,332 for March of Dimes
Date: 05/01/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) on April 30 participated in the Lehigh Valley March for Babies and raised $4,332 for the March of Dimes!

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GLVR Co-Sponsors Fair Housing Forum, Participates on Panel
GLVR Co-Sponsors Fair Housing Forum, Participates on Panel
Date: 04/26/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, along with co-sponsor North Penn Legal Services, held a forum and panel discussion on April 21, 2017, that focused on understanding and enforcing fair housing.

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Supra ActiveKEY Exchange to be Held May 16-17
Supra ActiveKEY Exchange to be Held May 16-17
Date: 04/24/2017

A mandatory ActiveKEY exchange will be held at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center (Salon A), 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, on May 16 and 17, 2017.

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Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Date: 04/17/2017

GLVR's new e-magazine highlights GLVR members and brokerages, and the work they do in their communities. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Market Sees 1st Quarter End on a High Note
Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Market Sees 1st Quarter End on a High Note
Date: 04/11/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported March data shows that we can comfortably consider the first quarter to have been a good start for residential real estate in 2017.

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Fredrik Eklund: Behind the Scenes with New York City's Top Real Estate Broker
Fredrik Eklund: Behind the Scenes with New York City's Top Real Estate Broker
Date: 04/10/2017

Q&A with Fredrik Eklund, top real estate broker in New York City and keynote speaker for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® 5th Annual Signature Event.

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Avoid MLS Interruption
Avoid MLS Interruption
Date: 03/28/2017

Suspension date is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 2nd quarter MLS fees. There is a $25 penalty fee for missing the extended due date.

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Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Sees Heavy Lean Toward Seller's Market
Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Sees Heavy Lean Toward Seller's Market
Date: 03/14/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported February data shows that the start of the year ushered in a wave of good news with a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment.

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GLVR to Launch New E-Magazine
GLVR to Launch New E-Magazine
Date: 03/13/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) in 2017 will launch a quarterly e-magazine. As a new member benefit, the magazine will include a robust amount of real estate-related news and discussion.

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GLVR Releases New Annual Market Report
GLVR Releases New Annual Market Report
Date: 03/13/2017

As the premier source of real estate information in the Lehigh Valley and its surrounding communities, the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) is pleased to provide a new, in-depth report on the local housing market.

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2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 03/02/2017

2nd quarter MLS fees (April / May / June) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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Seller Concessions Search Option Added to MLS
Seller Concessions Search Option Added to MLS
Date: 03/02/2017

The new Seller Concessions search option will show you which properties closed with seller assist (or no seller assist).

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NAR Mandatory Code of Ethics Training Is Now BIENNIAL
NAR Mandatory Code of Ethics Training Is Now BIENNIAL
Date: 03/02/2017

Beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 and for successive two (2) year periods thereafter, REALTORS® and Appraisers are required to complete biennial ethics training.

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New Member Benefit: Design and Copywriting Services
New Member Benefit: Design and Copywriting Services
Date: 03/02/2017

The in-house marketing team at the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is ready to help you with all of your design needs (in relation to your real estate business). The team offers logo, business card, flyer, brochure, and postcard design, copywriting and much more!

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Volunteers Needed for Website Task Force
Volunteers Needed for Website Task Force
Date: 02/24/2017

Are you tech savvy? Do you have an interest in website design and/or content development? We need your help! The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is looking for volunteers to serve on a Website Task Force.

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Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Submissions Needed for Accomplishments, Good Deeds
Date: 02/17/2017

GLVR's new e-magazine will highlight GLVR members and brokerages, and the work they do in their communities. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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The Zillow Group to Stop Accepting Manually-Entered Listings
The Zillow Group to Stop Accepting Manually-Entered Listings
Date: 02/16/2017

The  Zillow Group will no longer accept manually entered listings from agents and brokers as of May 1, 2017.

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Winter, Low Inventory Slow Down January's Real Estate Market
Winter, Low Inventory Slow Down January's Real Estate Market
Date: 02/14/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported January data shows that sale totals inevitably started off slow, and may continue to do so in the first half of the year, due to ongoing inventory concerns.

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Pennsylvania Standard Forms Update
Pennsylvania Standard Forms Update
Date: 02/13/2017

The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® revised a number of standard forms, created new forms, and discontinued others. Drafts of all changed forms are now available.

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Continuing Education Audit Notices Mailed
Continuing Education Audit Notices Mailed
Date: 02/10/2017

The State Real Estate Commission is in the process of its biennial continuing education audit. If you received an audit letter, here's what you need to know.

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President Donald Trump Puts Dodd-Frank Under Review
President Donald Trump Puts Dodd-Frank Under Review
Date: 02/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum ordering a review of the Dodd-Frank Act, the post financial-crisis regulatory overhaul that has guided regulators such as the Federal Reserve.

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Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Date: 02/02/2017

Millage rates for Northampton and Lehigh counties have been updated in both Matrix and CRS. The rates reflect all changes as of January 2017.

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Fair Housing Testing Happening in the Greater Lehigh Valley
Fair Housing Testing Happening in the Greater Lehigh Valley
Date: 01/30/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) would like its membership to be aware that testing for compliance of the Fair Housing Act is actively ongoing in the region.

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GLVR Wins RPAC Investment Awards
GLVR Wins RPAC Investment Awards
Date: 01/30/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has earned awards for 2nd highest RPAC participation and 2nd highest per capita RPAC investments in the Large Board category.

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NAR: HUD Suspends FHA Premium Reduction
NAR: HUD Suspends FHA Premium Reduction
Date: 01/23/2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Jan. 20 that it was suspending indefinitely the FHA premium rate cut that had been expected to take effect on Jan. 27.

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Volunteers Needed for Diversity Task Force / Community Involvement Task Force
Volunteers Needed for Diversity Task Force / Community Involvement Task Force
Date: 01/23/2017

The Diversity Task Force will help identify, educate and facilitate the understanding and the needs of REALTORS® in the community in relation to cultural diversity, as well as promoting adherence to local, state, and Federal housing laws.

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Cass Chies Named President of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®
Cass Chies Named President of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®
Date: 01/19/2017

Cass Chies, the broker-owner of RE/MAX Diamond 1st in Palmerton, was sworn in as the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) at an induction ceremony held at the Woodstone Country Club and Lodge in Danielsville on January 18, 2017.

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REALTOR® Association Donates Coats to Carbon County Youth
REALTOR® Association Donates Coats to Carbon County Youth
Date: 01/19/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) held a month-long coat drive in late 2016 that benefited economically challenged students who attend Carbon County elementary schools.

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December Real Estate Market Sees Home Prices Rise as Inventory Continues Slump
December Real Estate Market Sees Home Prices Rise as Inventory Continues Slump
Date: 01/12/2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported December data shows that most of 2016 offered the same monthly housing market highlights. The number of homes for sale was drastically down in year-over-year comparisons, along with days on market and months of supply. Meanwhile, sales and prices were up.

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ActiveKEY Not Updating? Here's How to Fix it.
ActiveKEY Not Updating? Here's How to Fix it.
Date: 01/06/2017

As we enter the new year, changes to cellular coverage may continue to affect a small percentage of ActiveKEYs. Here's what to do if your ActiveKEY has stopped updating automatically.

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Code of Ethics Deadline Passes. Now What?
Code of Ethics Deadline Passes. Now What?
Date: 01/01/2017

There are a few things that will happen if you didn't complete your Code of Ethics training by December 31, 2016.

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GLVR to Phase Out Old IMS Domain
GLVR to Phase Out Old IMS Domain
Date: 12/29/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) will disable the domain https://ims.lvar.org when its SSL certificate expires in November 2017. Please make sure to remove this domain from your bookmarks and, instead, bookmark https://ims.glvr.org.

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Avoid Association and/or MLS Suspension
Avoid Association and/or MLS Suspension
Date: 12/28/2016

Suspension date is Tuesday, January 17, 2017, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 1st quarter MLS fees and/or 2017 Association dues.

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GoMLS Upgrade Includes Various Enhancements
GoMLS Upgrade Includes Various Enhancements
Date: 12/28/2016

A new version of the GoMLS app ("GLVR Mobile") was made available in the App Store and Google Play on December 19, 2016. Learn about cool new features!

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MLS Compliance Tool Now Checks Compensation Information
MLS Compliance Tool Now Checks Compensation Information
Date: 12/22/2016

GLVR has implemented a new data check that will assist in eliminating abuse of Section 6.1, Compensation Specified on Each Listing, of the MLS Rules & Regulations.

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GLVR Ends Production of The Weekly Publication
GLVR Ends Production of The Weekly Publication
Date: 12/22/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has decided to end production of the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly, as of December 31, 2016.

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Become a Master at the New Square Footage Fields
Become a Master at the New Square Footage Fields
Date: 12/21/2016

Three new square footage fields were recently added in Matrix. Are you using them properly?

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GLVR Board of Directors Reinstates Event Non-Attendance Policy, Fee
GLVR Board of Directors Reinstates Event Non-Attendance Policy, Fee
Date: 12/15/2016

Due to the high number of event no-shows in 2016, the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Board of Directors recently approved a motion to reinstate a non-attendance policy and fee.

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Consistent Lehigh Valley Housing Market Sees Inventory Down, Higher Prices, Fast Sales
Consistent Lehigh Valley Housing Market Sees Inventory Down, Higher Prices, Fast Sales
Date: 12/13/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported November data shows that, as we we’ve seen with regularity throughout 2016, inventory was down, homes were selling in fewer days, and homes were selling for higher prices.

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Coming Soon: Quick Listing Edit on Mobile
Coming Soon: Quick Listing Edit on Mobile
Date: 12/12/2016

Members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) will soon be able to make quick edits to listings when using Matrix on a mobile device.

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Authorization Codes Now Available Through eKEY App
Authorization Codes Now Available Through eKEY App
Date: 12/12/2016

Supra has announced a new way for existing eKEY® users to obtain an authorization code directly from the eKEY app.

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 GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
Date: 12/08/2016

The Association office will be closed December 23-26 and December 30-January 2.

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GLVR Staff Raises $260.27 for The Salvation Army
GLVR Staff Raises $260.27 for The Salvation Army
Date: 12/05/2016

Staff at the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® participated in the annual Ring Day event with The Salvation Army. They raised $260.27!

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GLVR Receives Grant for Summit on Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities
GLVR Receives Grant for Summit on Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities
Date: 12/05/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® received a $1,500 grant from the National Association of REALTORS® for RenewLV's 4th Annual Summit for Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities.

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Association Dues, 1st Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Association Dues, 1st Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 12/02/2016

2017 dues and 1st quarter MLS fees (January/February/March) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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Office Updates: The Frederick Group and Croslis Realty
Office Updates: The Frederick Group and Croslis Realty
Date: 11/23/2016

The Frederick Group has joined forces with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and Croslis Realty is now known as One Valley Realty, LLC.

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GLVR Collecting Coats for Local Children
GLVR Collecting Coats for Local Children
Date: 11/21/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is holding a coat drive to benefit economically challenged students who attend Carbon County elementary schools.

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Lehigh Valley Housing Market Continues Battle Over Inventory
Lehigh Valley Housing Market Continues Battle Over Inventory
Date: 11/14/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported October data shows that, as we enter the final quarter of 2016, not much has changed since the year began.

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Thank You! Bake Sale Benefits Carbon County Special Olympics
Thank You! Bake Sale Benefits Carbon County Special Olympics
Date: 11/11/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® collected baked goods for a sale that benefited the Carbon County Special Olympics.

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Emeritus Status and Committee Service
Emeritus Status and Committee Service
Date: 11/11/2016

Emeritus candidates will soon be required to serve one year of service at the National Association level. However, through 2019, service at the state or local level will be satisfactory.

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Matrix Upgrade: What You Need to Know
Matrix Upgrade: What You Need to Know
Date: 11/04/2016

Matrix will be upgraded from version 6.12 to version 6.14 the night of Wednesday, November 9, 2016. A maximum 30 minutes of downtime is expected.

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Progress Made with Easton Code Enforcement
Progress Made with Easton Code Enforcement
Date: 10/31/2016

Easton has updated its Buyer Notification Inspection program, which has been drawing criticism in recent years for making homeowners address non-safety related issues such as stained carpets and missing light bulbs.

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HB1437 Unanimously Passes Pa. Legislature
HB1437 Unanimously Passes Pa. Legislature
Date: 10/31/2016

Thanks to our Realtor® members and their response to our Call to Action, House Bill 1437 unanimously passed the Pennsylvania legislature and now awaits Governor Wolf’s signature.

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GLVR Collecting Donations for Homeless Veterans
GLVR Collecting Donations for Homeless Veterans
Date: 10/31/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has partnered with the Lehigh County Veterans Affairs Office to collect and distribute donated items to local homeless veterans.

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Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Date: 10/28/2016

The 2016 general election is Tuesday, November 8. As REALTORS®, it is important to back candidates who support private property rights and the real estate industry.

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 GLVR Members Choose Their 2017 Board of Directors
GLVR Members Choose Their 2017 Board of Directors
Date: 10/19/2016

Three new faces (and two current Board members) have been elected and re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors beginning in 2017.

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GLVR Launches New Public-Facing MLS
GLVR Launches New Public-Facing MLS
Date: 10/17/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) is proud to announce that a new and improved public-facing MLS is now available at www.GreaterLehighValleyRealtors.com.

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Closed home sales in the Lehigh Valley see slight boost as demand booms
Closed home sales in the Lehigh Valley see slight boost as demand booms
Date: 10/12/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported September data shows that, as anticipated at the outset of the year, demand has remained high through the first three quarters of 2016, propping up sales and prices despite heavy reduction in inventory and months of supply.

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Donations Being Accepted for Third Street Alliance
Donations Being Accepted for Third Street Alliance
Date: 10/05/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is collecting donations for the Third Street Alliance for Women & Children in Easton. Wish list items range from bedding and linens to cleaning and office supplies.

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Proceeds from Bake Sale to Benefit Carbon County Special Olympics
Proceeds from Bake Sale to Benefit Carbon County Special Olympics
Date: 10/05/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is collecting baked goods for a sale that will benefit the Carbon County Special Olympics. The organization was near and dear to the heart of the Association's former president, Jim Zurn.

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Avoid MLS Interruption
Avoid MLS Interruption
Date: 10/03/2016

Suspension date is Monday, October 17, 2016, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 4th quarter MLS fees. There is a $25 penalty fee for missing the extended due date.

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Presentation and Coverage: National REALTORS® Economist Speaks at Local Economic Outlook Event
Presentation and Coverage: National REALTORS® Economist Speaks at Local Economic Outlook Event
Date: 10/03/2016

Check out Dr. Lawrence Yun's presentation and local media coverage from the Economic Outlook held on September 29, 2016.

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Closed home sales in the Lehigh Valley cooled off during August; could be the norm for remainder of 2016
Closed home sales in the Lehigh Valley cooled off during August; could be the norm for remainder of 2016
Date: 09/13/2016

August data shows dwindling inventory numbers are beginning to adversely affect the valley’s real estate market — cooling down the sales hot streak the market’s been riding most of the year, but luckily not extinguishing rising prices.

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Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility with iOS 10, iPhone 7 and 7S
Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility with iOS 10, iPhone 7 and 7S
Date: 09/12/2016

Supra has updated the eKEY app to work with iOS 10 and the latest version is now available in the app store. The app is also certified as compatible with iPhone 7 and 7S.

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4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 09/02/2016

4th quarter MLS fees (October / November / December) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility
Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility
Date: 09/02/2016

Supra has successfully tested the eKEY app with the new Apple and Android OS updates.

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Board Approves Three New Square Footage Fields
Board Approves Three New Square Footage Fields
Date: 09/02/2016

The Board of Directors for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® recently approved the addition of three new square footage fields in Matrix.

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Important Notice about your Supra ActiveKEY
Important Notice about your Supra ActiveKEY
Date: 08/25/2016

New firmware will be delivered to your ActiveKEY during an upcoming eSYNC. To ensure that your key receives the update, make sure to charge your ActiveKEY.

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FAQs: 2016-2018 Mandatory CE Changes
FAQs: 2016-2018 Mandatory CE Changes
Date: 08/15/2016

The Pa. Real Estate Commission recently posted FAQs regarding the new requirement to complete 14 hours of CE, with 3 hours being on the topic of Pa. Rules and Regulations.

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Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility, Updates Showing Notifications
Supra Tests eKEY App Compatibility, Updates Showing Notifications
Date: 08/15/2016

Supra has successfully tested the eKEY app with the new iOS update, and has made a minor change to its showing notifications.

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Lehigh Valley homes selling faster than they have in the past several years, despite rising prices
Lehigh Valley homes selling faster than they have in the past several years, despite rising prices
Date: 08/15/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported July data that shows the valley’s real estate market took off like a firework, with homes staying on the market for far fewer days, even as home prices rose in many communities.

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Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® presents $2,600 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem
Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® presents $2,600 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem
Date: 08/10/2016

Money was raised through a charity auction at the Association's 4th Annual Signature Event with Emmitt Smith.

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NAR, CFPB Provide Clarification to TRID Rules
NAR, CFPB Provide Clarification to TRID Rules
Date: 08/05/2016

The CFPB has affirmed a Regulation P exception that allows real estate professionals access to the new mandated Closing Disclosure.

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Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Date: 08/01/2016

Millage rates for Northampton and Lehigh counties have been updated in Matrix. Millage rates for all counties, including Carbon and Monroe, have been updated in CRS.

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The Weekly to Feature New, Member-Focused Section
The Weekly to Feature New, Member-Focused Section
Date: 08/01/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly will be adding two new sections: Member News and Pets of the Month

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Bathrooms Removed from Total Room Count
Bathrooms Removed from Total Room Count
Date: 07/18/2016

With the approval of the MLS Committee and Board of Directors, the total room count no longer includes bathrooms.

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NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers
NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers
Date: 07/15/2016

The "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act" includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisions, and is long supported by the National Association of Realtors®.

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As Predicted: Greater Lehigh Valley Housing Market Continues to Sizzle
As Predicted: Greater Lehigh Valley Housing Market Continues to Sizzle
Date: 07/14/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported June data shows the Valley housing market triumphantly ended the first half of 2016 on a high note — riding a wave of positive transaction figures and sales activity that has been gaining steam since the first of the year.

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Submit Feedback, Questions for Allentown's Building Standards & Safety Department
Submit Feedback, Questions for Allentown's Building Standards & Safety Department
Date: 07/11/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® will soon be meeting with representatives from Allentown’s Building Standards & Safety Department to discuss possible upcoming changes to the Inspections and Codes programs.

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GLVR's MLS Director Becomes RPR-Certified Instructor
GLVR's MLS Director Becomes RPR-Certified Instructor
Date: 07/11/2016

Michael Naratil, MLS Director for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, is now an RPR-certified instructor and will soon teach classes at the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy or at your office!

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Avoid MLS Interruption
Avoid MLS Interruption
Date: 07/05/2016

Suspension date is Monday, July 18, 2016, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 3rd quarter MLS fees. There is a $25 penalty fee for missing the extended due date.

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Your Picture With Emmitt Smith is Now Available!
Your Picture With Emmitt Smith is Now Available!
Date: 06/21/2016

Thank you for being a successful part of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® 4th Annual Signature Event with Emmitt Smith! Your pictures with Emmitt Smith are now available for download.

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400+ Agents on Cusp of Supra Deactivation
400+ Agents on Cusp of Supra Deactivation
Date: 06/20/2016

There are 400+ agents still reflecting a balance for their Supra Key Access Fee. The deactivation date is scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2016.

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Second quarter of 2016 proves to be an equally rewarding period for home buyers and sellers
Second quarter of 2016 proves to be an equally rewarding period for home buyers and sellers
Date: 06/15/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported May data shows that all the early-year forecasts were correct — spring of 2016 has been a vibrant period for both home buying and selling, often with quick multiple offers that are near, at or even above asking price.

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Apply: 2017 Board of Directors
Apply: 2017 Board of Directors
Date: 06/06/2016

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Board of Directors. There are five open seats.

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3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 06/06/2016

3rd Quarter MLS fees (July /August / September) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Supra Releases eKEY App Update
Supra Releases eKEY App Update
Date: 06/01/2016

A new version of the eKEY app was made available on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, for Apple devices at the Apple App Store™ and for Android devices at Google Play™.

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OS Updates for Apple, Android and Supra's eKEY App
OS Updates for Apple, Android and Supra's eKEY App
Date: 05/25/2016

Apple and Android recently released operating systems iOS 9.3.2 and OS 6.0.1, respectively. Here's how the new releases may -- or may not -- affect your Supra eKEY app.

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GLVR Unveils Flagpole Landscaping with Personalized Bricks
GLVR Unveils Flagpole Landscaping with Personalized Bricks
Date: 05/19/2016

In 2015, the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® conducted a brick fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. The personalized bricks were installed in May 2016.

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Form RR has been Replaced by... Form BRI
Form RR has been Replaced by... Form BRI
Date: 05/19/2016

As of March 7 of this year, Form RR is no longer available and has been replaced by Form BRI. We give a break down what you need to know.

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Supra Answers at Your Fingertips
Supra Answers at Your Fingertips
Date: 05/16/2016

If you're a Supra customer with a question relating to billing, technical support, or product inquiries, you can speak to Real Estate Agent Support at 1-877-699-6787 -- 7 days a week -- from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT.

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A healthy real estate market continues its resurgence, fueled by favorable economic conditions
A healthy real estate market continues its resurgence, fueled by favorable economic conditions
Date: 05/13/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported April data shows that as predicted at the beginning of the year, the valley’s real estate market is continuing the success of 2015 well into 2016.

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Free Landlord Seminars to be Held in Allentown
Free Landlord Seminars to be Held in Allentown
Date: 05/09/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® would like to invite any property managers in Allentown to attend a free seminar regarding landlord/tenant issues in the city.

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MLS Tip: Are you using the correct primary photo?
MLS Tip: Are you using the correct primary photo?
Date: 05/09/2016

The primary photo of a listing shall be an exterior front view of the property and no photos shall contain any real estate company visible contact information.

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Reminder Regarding Renewal of Broker Licenses
Reminder Regarding Renewal of Broker Licenses
Date: 05/02/2016

As we draw closer to the deadline for license renewal -- licenses must be renewed by May 31, 2016 -- the Association would like to send a reminder to brokers regarding their licenses.

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MLS Tip: Photo Orientation When Uploading
MLS Tip: Photo Orientation When Uploading
Date: 04/29/2016

Agents will get better resolution and make better use of the screen area by always using the “wider than taller” aspect ratio.

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GLVR Addressing Issues with Easton Code Enforcement
GLVR Addressing Issues with Easton Code Enforcement
Date: 04/25/2016

After meeting with the Mayor, City Council and the Codes Administrator, we are in the beginning stages of discussing a new form and process that will make the Buyer Notification Inspection process run smoother, bring uniformity, and eliminate any issues between buyers, sellers and city staff.

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 Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Date: 04/18/2016

Based on candidate interviews and recommendations from the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors®, the trustees of the PAR Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) are supporting Justin Simmons (R), Lehigh County, District 131.

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MLS Training, Supra Services Coming to Carbon
MLS Training, Supra Services Coming to Carbon
Date: 04/15/2016

In an effort to bring Association services to you, MLS training and Supra services will be available on Friday, April 22, at the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.

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Despite another month of falling inventory numbers, home prices remain affordable
Despite another month of falling inventory numbers, home prices remain affordable
Date: 04/13/2016

March data shows the number of homes for sale on the market continues to shrink, but despite the decreasing inventory and a strong homebuyer demand, home prices have remained relatively steady.

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MLS Tip: Submission of Complete Owners Name
MLS Tip: Submission of Complete Owners Name
Date: 04/01/2016

Did you know? According to the MLS Rules & Regulations, failure to submit the complete owners name shall be considered a Minor Violation and subject to fines.

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Open House Tour to be Held May 1
Open House Tour to be Held May 1
Date: 04/01/2016

Members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) can expect special rates in the lead-up to the Open House Tour on May 1, 2016.

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GLVR Members, Staff Attend Public Policy and Political Affairs Seminar
GLVR Members, Staff Attend Public Policy and Political Affairs Seminar
Date: 03/28/2016

GLVR members and staff attended PAR’s Public Policy and Political Affairs Seminar in Harrisburg on March 21-22, 2016. This seminar allowed PAR members interested in public policy and political affairs to learn more about PAR programs, RPAC, and legislative priorities.

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MLS Tip: Room Sizes and Levels
MLS Tip: Room Sizes and Levels
Date: 03/21/2016

Did you know? All residential properties must have Room Sizes and Levels included in the listing detail, or you could be fined.

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Housing Market Enters March Like a Lion Despite Inventory Concerns
Housing Market Enters March Like a Lion Despite Inventory Concerns
Date: 03/14/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported that the February data shows the local housing market is doing well despite a dwindling inventory of homes.

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2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 03/07/2016

2nd Quarter MLS fees (April / May / June) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Friday, April 1, 2016.

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New Member Benefit: Newsletter for Real Estate Education Needs
New Member Benefit: Newsletter for Real Estate Education Needs
Date: 02/29/2016

The e-newsletter will arrive in your inboxes from the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy. The e-newsletter will be delivered on the first Thursday of every month.

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Supra Releases eKEY App Update for Android
Supra Releases eKEY App Update for Android
Date: 02/22/2016

This update improves communication performance with the iBox BT and iBox BT LE.

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GLVR Reappoints Christopher Raad as President
GLVR Reappoints Christopher Raad as President
Date: 02/16/2016

Christopher Raad has been reappointed president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®. He will fulfill the remainder of the term of President Jim Zurn, who unexpectedly passed away on February 5.

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Housing Market Kicks Off 2016 Sure and Steady
Housing Market Kicks Off 2016 Sure and Steady
Date: 02/12/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported that the January housing data solidifies predictions that both prices and home sales should be on the upswing for the year.

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Recently inducted president of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Jim Zurn passes away
Recently inducted president of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Jim Zurn passes away
Date: 02/08/2016

The Lehighton native was the first Carbon County resident to be named to the Association’s leadership role.

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Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Date: 02/08/2016

Millage rates for Northampton and Lehigh counties have been updated in both Matrix and CRS. The rates reflect all changes as of January 2016.

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Important Message from GLVR CEO Justin Porembo
Important Message from GLVR CEO Justin Porembo
Date: 02/05/2016

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Jim Zurn, the president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®.

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2016 NAR Mandatory Code of Ethics Training Requirement
2016 NAR Mandatory Code of Ethics Training Requirement
Date: 02/01/2016

REALTOR® and appraiser members are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within an NAR-mandated cycle. The current cycle will end December 31, 2016.

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GLVR Wins Highest Per Capita RPAC Investments Award
GLVR Wins Highest Per Capita RPAC Investments Award
Date: 01/29/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has earned 1st place for highest per capita RPAC investments in the Extra Large Board category.

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IMPORTANT: City of Allentown Tax Certifications
IMPORTANT: City of Allentown Tax Certifications
Date: 01/29/2016

An update on the release of City of Allentown tax certifcations.

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Tammy Lerner Appointed GLVR's Sales Director
Tammy Lerner Appointed GLVR's Sales Director
Date: 01/25/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has appointed Tammy Lerner as Sales Director.

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Jim Zurn Named President of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®
Jim Zurn Named President of Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®
Date: 01/22/2016

Jim Zurn, the owner and associate broker for the Coldwell Banker Hearthside branch in Jim Thorpe, was sworn in as the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) at an induction ceremony held on January 20, 2016.

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Healthy Housing Market Accepts Rate Increase
Healthy Housing Market Accepts Rate Increase
Date: 01/12/2016

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported that the December data shows that the housing market is willing to accept the much-anticipated rate increase with continued optimism.

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 Avoid MLS Interruption and/or Association Termination
Avoid MLS Interruption and/or Association Termination
Date: 01/04/2016

Suspension date is Monday, January 18, 2016, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 1st quarter MLS fees and/or 2016 Association dues.

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Now Available! GLVR Mobile MLS App!
Now Available! GLVR Mobile MLS App!
Date: 01/04/2016

We’re happy to announce the release of GoMLS with HomeAssist as the new mobility app extending your Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® MLS system in new and exciting ways.

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GLVR Updates Municipal Information Database
GLVR Updates Municipal Information Database
Date: 12/29/2015

Staff for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® recently worked with municipalities in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties to update its Municipal Information Database.

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GLVR Recognizes Past Presidents, Emeritus Recipients at Special Ceremony
GLVR Recognizes Past Presidents, Emeritus Recipients at Special Ceremony
Date: 12/28/2015

18 past presidents and 73 Emeritus REALTORS® were honored by GLVR during a recognition event on December 15.

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Omnibus Appropriations Bill Real Estate Provisions
Omnibus Appropriations Bill Real Estate Provisions
Date: 12/21/2015

Congress has passed sweeping legislation of more than two-thousand pages to fund the Federal Government Fiscal Year 2016.

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Healthy demand leads housing market to best year since 2006
Healthy demand leads housing market to best year since 2006
Date: 12/15/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported that the November data shows that the housing market is healthy and stable, and expected to stay that way through 2016.

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 GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
Date: 12/14/2015

The Association office will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1.

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Association Dues, 1st Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Association Dues, 1st Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 12/02/2015

2016 Dues and 1st Quarter MLS fees (January/February/March) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Friday, January 1, 2016.

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Live! Save as Incomplete in Matrix
Live! Save as Incomplete in Matrix
Date: 11/30/2015

A new feature in Matrix allows you to save listings with an MLS number, add photos when incomplete, and more.

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Diane Fetzer Appointed GLVR's Director of Professional Development
Diane Fetzer Appointed GLVR's Director of Professional Development
Date: 11/23/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has appointed Diane Fetzer as Director of Professional Development.

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HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies
HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies
Date: 11/23/2015

Federal Housing Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding joined National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron to announce changes to FHA condominium policies.

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Housing Market Cools Off Just Slightly After a Red-Hot Summer
Housing Market Cools Off Just Slightly After a Red-Hot Summer
Date: 11/16/2015

October data reveals an anticipated seasonal slowdown following the stretch of steady year-over-year climbs in sales numbers tallied this past summer.

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MLS Tip: Entering a Sold & Settled for a Non Member
MLS Tip: Entering a Sold & Settled for a Non Member
Date: 11/09/2015

Not sure how to handle a sold & settled listing when a non member agent or office is involved? Here's what to do.

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RPR to Automatically Create Accounts
RPR to Automatically Create Accounts
Date: 11/02/2015

Beginning November 9, 2015, RPR accounts will be automatically created for the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® MLS subscribers. 

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The Weekly: Luxury Homes Special Edition
The Weekly: Luxury Homes Special Edition
Date: 11/02/2015

Special rates for this special section! Ad deadline is November 4.

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GLVR Members Choose Their 2016 Board of Directors
GLVR Members Choose Their 2016 Board of Directors
Date: 10/22/2015

Five new faces (and one current Board member) have been elected and re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors beginning in 2016.

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Flex Access Ending on October 26
Flex Access Ending on October 26
Date: 10/16/2015

The ability to access Flex will end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015.

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Housing Market Ends Third Quarter with Solid Strength
Housing Market Ends Third Quarter with Solid Strength
Date: 10/13/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) reported that the September data reveals we are in the midst of one of the healthiest housing markets in many years.

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GLVR Sets New High for RPAC Fundraising
GLVR Sets New High for RPAC Fundraising
Date: 10/12/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® achieved 191.47% of its “fair share goal” set by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.

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Avoid MLS Interruption!
Avoid MLS Interruption!
Date: 10/05/2015

Suspension date is Friday, October 16, 2015, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 4th quarter MLS fees.

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Justin R. Porembo named new CEO of Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors
Justin R. Porembo named new CEO of Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors
Date: 10/02/2015

Former Director of Government Affairs is eager to return to and assume leadership of real estate association where he once served.

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Your Part in Defending the Realtor® Trademark
Your Part in Defending the Realtor® Trademark
Date: 09/29/2015

A valuable benefit of membership in the REALTOR® organization is being able to use the REALTOR® trademark. Are you correctly using the trademark?

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Carbon Flex Data Migration: What You Need to Know
Carbon Flex Data Migration: What You Need to Know
Date: 09/28/2015

The conversion to bring Carbon County data into Matrix is in full swing! It is anticipated that all of the Flex MLS data will be migrated into Matrix by October 1, 2015.

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We're Hiring! Director of Professional Development
We're Hiring! Director of Professional Development
Date: 09/28/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is looking to hire a Director of Professional Development. Resumes must be submitted by October 9, 2015.

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Housing Market Gains Continue Through Summer
Housing Market Gains Continue Through Summer
Date: 09/14/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® reported the August housing market showed positive trends that indicate more homes are selling, spending less time on the market, and commanding increasing prices.

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4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
4th Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 09/04/2015

4th Quarter MLS fees (October / November / December) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Thursday, October 1, 2015.

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Super Sunday Open House Tour to be Held September 27
Super Sunday Open House Tour to be Held September 27
Date: 09/04/2015

Members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) can expect special rates in the lead-up to the Super Sunday Open House Tour on September 27, 2015.

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We're Hiring! Sales Director
We're Hiring! Sales Director
Date: 08/19/2015

Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is looking to hire a Sales Director. Resumes must be submitted by September 3, 2015.

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Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Build
Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Build
Date: 08/17/2015

GLVR has been asked by Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to volunteer time for a Team Build in Easton. No experience is needed and training will be provided on site.

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We're Hiring! Chief Executive Officer
We're Hiring! Chief Executive Officer
Date: 08/14/2015

Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is looking to hire a Chief Executive Officer. Resumes must be submitted by August 31, 2015.

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Strong Housing Market Ready for Interest Rates to Rise
Strong Housing Market Ready for Interest Rates to Rise
Date: 08/12/2015

Since trends continue to reveal a stable housing market, it is widely believed that interest rates will go up before the end of the year.

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Are You Interested in Presenting at the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy?
Are You Interested in Presenting at the Greater Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy?
Date: 08/03/2015

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic SME and talented presenters to deliver trending topics in a fun, creative and engaging learning environment.

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Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Millage Rates Updated in CRS, Matrix
Date: 08/03/2015

Millage rates for Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties have been updated in both Matrix and CRS. The rates reflect all changes as of July 2015.

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 Earn Your Broker's License! Complete these Required Courses
Earn Your Broker's License! Complete these Required Courses
Date: 08/03/2015

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Earn your broker’s license!

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Volunteers Needed for YPN Habitat for Humanity Build
Volunteers Needed for YPN Habitat for Humanity Build
Date: 07/22/2015

In a joint effort by the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) and the Young Professionals Network (YPN), both groups will be volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley build.

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Do You Qualify for Realtor® Emeritus?
Do You Qualify for Realtor® Emeritus?
Date: 07/20/2015

The Application is currently open until October 2, 2015, to submit applications for approval at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo in November of 2015.

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Direct Listings Feed to Zillow Group Now Activated
Direct Listings Feed to Zillow Group Now Activated
Date: 07/20/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is excited to announce that it has activated a direct listings feed to Zillow Group across the Greater Lehigh Valley Multiple Listing Service (Matrix and Flex).

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2015 Housing Market Posts Strong First Half
2015 Housing Market Posts Strong First Half
Date: 07/13/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® reported that the June housing market continues to show consistent, stable, steady growth.

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GLVR's CEO inducted into Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society
GLVR's CEO inducted into Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society
Date: 07/06/2015

Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® CEO Ryan T. Conrad was inducted into the National Association of Realtors® Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society which recognizes leading contributors to the Realtor® industry and profession.

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Avoid MLS Interruption!
Avoid MLS Interruption!
Date: 07/01/2015

Suspension date is Thursday, July 16, 2015, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 3rd quarter MLS fees.

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CRS Data Training to be Held July 28-29
CRS Data Training to be Held July 28-29
Date: 06/29/2015

The trainings will help transition members from the old CRS Data platform to the new MLS Tax Suite.

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GLVR and Zillow Reach Agreement
GLVR and Zillow Reach Agreement
Date: 06/24/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) recently executed an agreement with the Zillow Group, allowing its subscribers to send listings, via the MLS, to the Zillow Group.

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450 Agents on Cusp of Supra Deactivation
450 Agents on Cusp of Supra Deactivation
Date: 06/22/2015

There are 450 agents still reflecting a balance for their Supra Active Key. The deactivation date is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

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GLVR to Support Habitat for Humanity with Money, Muscle
GLVR to Support Habitat for Humanity with Money, Muscle
Date: 06/15/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has committed to assist the Habit for Humanity Foundation with a donation of both money and muscle.

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Apply: 2016 Board of Directors
Apply: 2016 Board of Directors
Date: 06/12/2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Board of Directors. There are six open seats.

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Housing Prices Continue to Rise, While Interest Rates Remain Steady
Housing Prices Continue to Rise, While Interest Rates Remain Steady
Date: 06/11/2015

"... it’s so satisfying to hear everyone talking about the best ways to stage homes, instead of financing woes."

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Golden Ticket: Earn 14 Hours of Continuing Education for Only $89
Golden Ticket: Earn 14 Hours of Continuing Education for Only $89
Date: 06/11/2015

The Golden Ticket makes it easier and more affordable to expand your real estate knowledge and complete the required 14 hours of continuing education for license renewal.

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Signature Event: Record Numbers, Disney Vacation Giveaway
Signature Event: Record Numbers, Disney Vacation Giveaway
Date: 06/08/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® welcomed 572 attendees to its third annual Signature Event, which featured The Scott Brothers of HGTV’s “Property Brothers”.

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3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
3rd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 06/03/2015

3rd Quarter MLS fees (July/August/September) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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Coming May 26 - Withdrawn Auto-Expire
Coming May 26 - Withdrawn Auto-Expire
Date: 05/22/2015

On May 26, 2015, ALL withdrawn listings will move to expired status once the expiration date hits.

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Super Sunday Open House Tour to be Held June 14
Super Sunday Open House Tour to be Held June 14
Date: 05/22/2015

Members of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) can expect special rates in the lead-up to the Super Sunday Open House Tour on June 14.

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Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Date: 05/18/2015

As REALTORS® it is important to back candidates who support private property rights and the real estate industry.

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As Positive Real Estate Trends Continue, Prices Gain Traction
As Positive Real Estate Trends Continue, Prices Gain Traction
Date: 05/13/2015

The April housing market showed positive trends that indicate more homes are selling, spending less time on the market, and prices are beginning to rise.

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PAR 2016 Committee Selection Process Now Open
PAR 2016 Committee Selection Process Now Open
Date: 04/28/2015

The 2016 PAR Committee process is now open.

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Updated eKEY® app for Apple iOS devices
Updated eKEY® app for Apple iOS devices
Date: 04/27/2015

A new version of the eKEY® app for Apple devices is now available for download at the Apple App Store™.

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Spring Brings Healthy Real Estate Season
Spring Brings Healthy Real Estate Season
Date: 04/14/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® reported that the March housing market showed positive trends that lead to a healthy selling season.

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Matrix has been upgraded to v6.10!
Matrix has been upgraded to v6.10!
Date: 03/25/2015

Matrix has been upgraded to v6.10!Matrix has been upgraded to v6.10!

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Important Message Regarding Zillow, Trulia Syndication
Important Message Regarding Zillow, Trulia Syndication
Date: 03/23/2015

ListHub will soon stop sending listings to Trulia and Zillow. What you need to know.

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Real Estate Sales and Prices Continue to Climb
Real Estate Sales and Prices Continue to Climb
Date: 03/12/2015

Pending sales increased dramatically, by 35.8 percent over the same month last year. Closed sales increased by 4.3 percent.

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Do You Qualify for Realtor® Emeritus?
Do You Qualify for Realtor® Emeritus?
Date: 03/12/2015

GLVR members must submit their request via email to Sharon@GLVR.org no later than April 1, 2015.

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eKEY Fob Tips and FAQs
eKEY Fob Tips and FAQs
Date: 03/09/2015

Tips and answers to frequently asked questions about using the eKEY Fob with the eKEY app on a smartphone or tablet.

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2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
2nd Quarter MLS Fees Posted to IMS Accounts
Date: 03/02/2015

2nd Quarter MLS fees (April/May/June) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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How to: Document Manager Access for Brokers, Office Admins
How to: Document Manager Access for Brokers, Office Admins
Date: 03/02/2015

There is an initial step all brokers and office administrators must complete before gaining access to all office listings in Document Transaction Manager.

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New MLS Subscriber Agreement Coming March 10
New MLS Subscriber Agreement Coming March 10
Date: 03/02/2015

All GLVR MLS subscribers on Tuesday, March 10, will need to accept a new subscriber agreement.

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Document Transaction Manager is Live
Document Transaction Manager is Live
Date: 02/23/2015

Document Transaction Manager went live in the Greater Lehigh Valley Multiple Listing Service (MLS) on Thursday, February 19.

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WalkScore Added to GLVR's Public-Facing MLS
WalkScore Added to GLVR's Public-Facing MLS
Date: 02/13/2015

The new public-facing Multiple Listing Service available at www.GreaterLehighValleyRealtors.com has been enhanced with the addition of WalkScore.

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Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® Optimistic About 2015
Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® Optimistic About 2015
Date: 02/12/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is reporting the January housing market indications point to more sales, more listings, more new construction and more excitement.

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Video: Staying Safe While Meeting Strangers
Video: Staying Safe While Meeting Strangers
Date: 02/02/2015

A few simple steps you can take to decrease your risk.

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2015 Membership Cards Now Available
2015 Membership Cards Now Available
Date: 01/26/2015

You can download a free membership card or order a plastic card; it can be customized with your name, designations and NRDS ID number.

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2015 Directors, Emeritus Recognized at Installation Luncheon
2015 Directors, Emeritus Recognized at Installation Luncheon
Date: 01/26/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) held its 2015 Installation Luncheon on January 21 at the newly-opened Renaissance Hotel in Allentown.

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Video: Document Transaction Manager Overview
Video: Document Transaction Manager Overview
Date: 01/26/2015

Check out this high-level video overview before the new Document Transaction Manager comes to the Greater Lehigh Valley Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in February.

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The Weekly Special Edition: Luxury Homes
The Weekly Special Edition: Luxury Homes
Date: 01/20/2015

Special rates for this special section! Ad deadline is February 4.

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Year Ends with Strong Real Estate Sales
Year Ends with Strong Real Estate Sales
Date: 01/14/2015

More families can afford to buy homes.

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Matthew Marks Appointed GLVR's Director of Government Affairs
Matthew Marks Appointed GLVR's Director of Government Affairs
Date: 01/12/2015

The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® has appointed Matthew Marks as the new Director of Government Affairs.

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Want More From Your MLS? Document Manager is Coming Soon!
Want More From Your MLS? Document Manager is Coming Soon!
Date: 01/06/2015

Document Manager is coming to the Greater Lehigh Valley Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in February.

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Avoid MLS Interruption and/or Association Termination
Avoid MLS Interruption and/or Association Termination
Date: 01/06/2015

Suspension date is Friday, January 16, 2015, for those who HAVE NOT paid their 1st quarter MLS fees and/or 2015 Association dues.

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How to Gather Tax Information for GLVR Dues and Fees
How to Gather Tax Information for GLVR Dues and Fees
Date: 12/29/2014

Quick and easy steps for viewing and printing a report of dues and fees paid to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® in 2014.

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Register Now for the 2015 Winter Business Meetings
Register Now for the 2015 Winter Business Meetings
Date: 12/29/2014

Registration for PAR's 2015 Winter Business Meetings, scheduled for January 26 - 28, at the Hilton Harrisburg is now open.

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Did You Pay? Association Dues & 1st Qtr. MLS Fees
Did You Pay? Association Dues & 1st Qtr. MLS Fees
Date: 12/22/2014

2015 dues and 1st quarter MLS fees (January/February/March) have been posted to IMS accounts. The payment due date is Thursday, January 1, 2015.

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GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
GLVR Holiday Hours Through New Year's
Date: 12/22/2014

The Association office will be closed December 24-26 and January 1-2.

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Toys for Tots Looking for Toy Order Help
Toys for Tots Looking for Toy Order Help
Date: 12/15/2014

Toys for Tots, which leases warehouse space next to the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, is looking for assistance with putting together toy orders.

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Emeritus REALTORS® Honored with Sign Dedication
Emeritus REALTORS® Honored with Sign Dedication
Date: 12/15/2014

Fifty-five Emeritus REALTORS® were honored by the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) during a sign dedication event on December 12.

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November Housing Data Shows Continuing Growth
November Housing Data Shows Continuing Growth
Date: 12/12/2014

According to the housing market data just released by the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®, during the month of November 2014, for the second month in a row, pending home sales increased 17.9 percent over the same month the previous year...

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Urge Congress to pass Mortgage Debt Forgiveness and TRIA
Urge Congress to pass Mortgage Debt Forgiveness and TRIA
Date: 12/08/2014

Recently, you may have read PAR President Kim Skumanick's Just Listed article highlighting some of the federal legislative issues that NAR is working on.

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Important Message from LVAR CEO Ryan Conrad
Important Message from LVAR CEO Ryan Conrad
Date: 12/01/2014

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your support and involvement with the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®.

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Local Realtors® Earn National Designations and Recognition
Local Realtors® Earn National Designations and Recognition
Date: 11/25/2014

Congratulations to forty-six area realtors on having successfully received two national real estate designations: Seller Representative Specialist and Accredited Buyer's Representation.

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Volunteers Needed for Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly Task Force
Volunteers Needed for Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly Task Force
Date: 11/24/2014

Per the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS® (LVAR) is looking to establish a Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly Task Force.

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Association Office to Close for Thanksgiving
Association Office to Close for Thanksgiving
Date: 11/21/2014

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Association office will be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28.
The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Important Changes to 2015 Billing Schedule
Important Changes to 2015 Billing Schedule
Date: 11/18/2014

The Association will be generating the 2015 dues and 1st quarter MLS fees on December 1, 2014

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We're Hiring! Regional Government Affairs Director
We're Hiring! Regional Government Affairs Director
Date: 11/14/2014

Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® is looking for a Regional Government Affairs Director

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October Housing Data Shows Ongoing Strength
October Housing Data Shows Ongoing Strength
Date: 11/12/2014

According to the housing market data just released by the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS® (LVAR), during the month of October 2014, pending home sales increased 17.9 percent to 653 compared to 554 during the same month last year.

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LVAR, CCAR Exceed RPAC Fundraising Goals
LVAR, CCAR Exceed RPAC Fundraising Goals
Date: 11/11/2014

The Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) wrapped up its 2014 fundraising year on October 11. 

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Claim Your .REALTOR Top-Level Domain
Claim Your .REALTOR Top-Level Domain
Date: 11/10/2014

Realtors® now have the opportunity to secure their own .Realtor top-level domain names by visiting https://www.claim.realtor.

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Introducing: Upgraded, Enhanced Public-Facing MLS
Introducing: Upgraded, Enhanced Public-Facing MLS
Date: 10/24/2014

LVAR is pleased to unveil its enhanced and upgraded public-facing Multiple Listing Service.

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Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Election Update: Who are the RPAC Supported Candidates?
Date: 10/23/2014

Make your Realtor® voice heard this Election Day.

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Volunteers Needed for MLS Syndication Task Force
Volunteers Needed for MLS Syndication Task Force
Date: 10/22/2014

Per the recommendation of the MLS Committee, the Board of Directors has established an MLS Syndication Task Force to research, analyze, and provide recommendations to the Board.

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Louie's Restaurant & Catering Holding Fundraiser for 'Homes for Our Troops'
Louie's Restaurant & Catering Holding Fundraiser for 'Homes for Our Troops'
Date: 10/17/2014

Louie's, a fine Italian restaurant, is helping the Association raise funds for 'Homes for Our Troops.'

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LVAR Releases Data on September 2014 Housing Market
LVAR Releases Data on September 2014 Housing Market
Date: 10/13/2014

Average sales price increases 8.6 percent; pending sales up 17.6 percent

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Bakers Needed for Fundraising Event on Nov. 2
Bakers Needed for Fundraising Event on Nov. 2
Date: 10/13/2014

Calling all bakers!
 
Donations are needed for a Cake Walk being held during LVAR’s 4-mile run -- Run for the Red, White and Blue! -- for Homes for Our Troops.

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Greater Hazelton Added to Automatic Reciprocity
Greater Hazelton Added to Automatic Reciprocity
Date: 10/09/2014

LVAR members who use the Supra Lockbox System (eKey or Active Key) now have automatic access to more iBoxes (effective immediately).

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