Message from the President, by Amber Wesser 

Updated September 1, 2021

As real estate professionals, we face a unique risk every day. Our personal safety can be compromised simply by doing our jobs. We must always be cognizant of our surroundings, be aware of the dangers we may encounter, and learn to empower ourselves with precautions so that risky situations can be avoided.

September has been designated as REALTOR Safety month, but I encourage you to keep safety as a top priority at all times. Now is the perfect time to refresh your office and personal safety protocols and procedures. Be vigilant with your safety! Keep an eye out for real life situations told by members coming out later this month. My hope is that you will learn from them and implement what they have learned in your practice.

NAR has created a variety of resources for use throughout the year. Please visit this website for more information: www.NAR.realtor/Safety.

As I cited in last month’s message, the Eviction Moratorium has been prominently featured in the news. On August 30, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling, put an end to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium, giving relief to the hundreds of providers facing financial hardship for more than a year.

The case was brought by the Alabama and Georgia Association of REALTORS and other property entities.

NAR supports the ruling, saying: “This decision is the correct one, from both a legal standpoint and a matter of fairness. It brings an end to an unlawful policy that places financial hardship solely on the shoulders of mom-and-pop housing providers, who provide nearly half of all rental housing in America, and it restores property rights.”

Kathy Hochul is extending this moratorium until 2022. We have been very vocal about our position on this matter and we will continue to. Our property owners need assistance in this matter and we will continue to push for assistance for them.

Please remember we are a very small community and as professionals, we should treat each other with professionalism and courtesy. Also ensure that when leaving a property, it is as you found it, locked and secured. Our customers and clients rely on our ethics and trust.

I look forward to our remaining months together and if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to me at any time. Your continued support is always appreciated and I thank you.

Sincerely,

Amber Wesser,
BNAR President 2021
I am available, 24/7/365 so please feel free to email me


Updated As of June 28, 2021.
The ESD guidelines are still in effect.

Current NYS COVID-19 Real Estate Guidelines Click Here

September is REALTOR Safety Month
To inspire REALTORS and REALTOR Associations to keep safety top of mind and implemented into daily business protocols, the National Association of REALTORS® encourages associations and our members to make a pledge to REALTOR Safety. Take the safety pledge:


As a REALTOR, my first priority is the well-being and safety of myself, my REALTOR colleagues, the clients and customers we serve, and the business partners who foster our profession;   Therefore, I pledge to always conduct business and prospecting activities in a reasonably safe manner, which includes following the recommendations from the National Association of REALTORS to the best of my ability;  I am committed to receive education and in turn to advise consumers and colleagues on best safety practices;  REALTORS® are committed to safety, and I take this pledge because I care about the wellbeing of myself, my clients and customers, my colleagues, and my profession.

High Tech, High Touch
 Success Conference (HT²)
BNAR is co-hosting the popular High Tech High Touch Success Conference on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Millennium Hotel, Walden Ave, Buffalo from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You can register here. Why attend? Get mentored by actual successful and tech-savvy practitioners on how to improve your sales business by mastering relationship building in today's fast, tech-driven, on-demand world. Our featured Co-Hosts are Master 'Ship Builders  Jeffrey Chalmers and Sean Carpenter along with more successful mentors. Members are just $50 and includes a delicious continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon treat. For more details visit www.HT2.Fun.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Premium Mortgage and 2FindYourHomeVPS.

Protocol for BNAR visitors
Since most of the Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted here is the protocol for visiting the BNAR office.
*Appointments preferred, especially for Supra services but are not necessary
*Visitors must fill out the visitors log and affirm the questionnaire. If you are visiting someone else in the office besides the customer service representative you will still need to check in at the front desk.
*Unvaccinated visitors MUST wear a mask.

Fundraiser for WNY Heroes is “Buffalo Home” Ornament

Our next Presidents Charity fundraiser for Veterans is selling a metal “Buffalo Home” ornament that is available for $10.00 each.  You can hang them on your entry way along with your welcome sign or on your mantel. Hang it on a magnet to decorate your refrigerator or file cabinet. Even collect a few to hang on your window or put a few together to create a wind chime.  Hang it on your purse or briefcase or send it to your clients who are moving to Buffalo.  The uses are endless and your purchase helps Veterans for each branch of the military.  This ornament is shaped like a Buffalo with the words home and a house cut out. Call BNAR to get yours. 100% of all proceeds go directly to helping a veteran in need. 

BNAR Residential Specialist Designation
Take your professional career to the next level with the new BNAR Residential Specialist Designation.  All classes will be held on Monday and Thursday.  In order to earn the Designation you must have one year in the business; complete 6 continuing education courses totally 18 hours of education; classes must be completed within the current year.  Classes are  October 18, 21, 25, 28 and November 1 and 4 and will also be offered in the Spring.  Classes must completed with a 12 month period.  You will receive muti-level marketing; wide spread recognition; designation pin; 10% off BNAR products within a 12 month period and one  hour continuing education class free within a 12 month period. Here is a link to class information.  A full description of classes can be found on the BNAR calendar.  

Deadline Approaching for Code of Ethics
Have you fulfilled your Code of Ethics requirement?  If you did congratulations. T
he current cycle deadline is from January 1, 2019  to December 31, 2021.  If you have not taken it yet, here are the dates for the upcoming classes: October 23, November 20, December 4 and December 9.  Register through your MLS portal. Also if you have taken your Code of Ethics class through other than BNAR, please send a copy of your certificate to Pam at pnalbone@bnar.org.  
 

Save the Date for this Year’s Agents’ Day & Trade Show
BNAR once again will be hosting our biggest event – Agents’ Day & Trade show.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott.  Roaring 20's!  Mark you calendar now…details will follow.


 

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