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The Real Estate Toolkit
24 Hr. CE Series: May 6, 8, 13, 15

The Real Estate Toolkit is designed to prepare, enhance and improve your effectiveness as a real estate licensee by covering essentials on which to build a foundation for a successful real estate practice. Whether you are a new agent or a more seasoned one, implementation of the information in this course will benefit your business and boost your success.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
Federal

On Thursday, February 26 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web. The new rules ban Internet providers from blocking or slowing any traffic and from striking deals with content companies, known as paid prioritization, for smoother delivery of traffic to consumers. The new rules are a victory for consumers, and for REALTORS® who embrace technology and online resources to meet the needs of their clients.

Atlanta Citizens MUST VOTE on March 17th in order to Approve Transportation Bond
Local

The City of Atlanta faces an infrastructure backlog of more than $900 million. In order to begin improving our city's roads, bridges, sidewalks and upgrade critical public buildings and facilities, the city is proposing an infrastructure bond referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements. This bond will need the approval of Atlanta voters on March 17, 2015 to move forward.

The Board urges Atlanta REALTORS® to support this bond and infrastructure improvement in our City. Vote today!

Georgia House approves $21.8 billion budget
State

The Georgia House approved a $21.8 billion budget Thursday, February 26 infusing funding in to bridge and transit projects. The House voted 171-2 for the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Senate is currently in hearings to consider the fiscal 2016 budget. The spending plan includes $200 million worth of borrowing for new transportation projects; $100 million to repair and replace dangerous bridges across the state; and $100 million for transit projects.

Charting Your Commercial Career
24 Hr. CE Series: September 21, 22, 24, 25

This series includes the following courses: Getting Started in Commercial Brokerage, Tenant Representation: A How-To Discussion, Landlord Representation: A How-To Discussion, Lessons Learned in the Trenches: Commercial Case Studies, Living with Lumpy Cash Flow - Money Management for 1099's, What Life Can You Afford? Money Management for 1099's, Have a Plan & Work the Plan: Running Your Practice like a Business, Should Your Client Buy a Building? Logic, Process & Arithmetic.

Introducing GAR's Newest Member Service: The Legal Helpline

The Legal Helpline is a FREE service for Georgia REALTORS® which will help you with questions regarding contract forms, ethics/arbitration, and license law. Additionally, members may inquire about basic legal questions.

CommercialBoardForms.com Training Session
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us on Wednesday, April 15th following the April Education Seminar for a crash course on Commercial Board Forms. Learn how to fill in form fields easily, strike-through/remove text and even add text such as special stipulations or extra signature blocks. RSVP Today!

Atlanta Considers Mandating Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Local

There is a significant private property rights issue in the pipeline for the City of Atlanta which would impact owners of any commercial building in the City which is 25,000 square feet or larger. It would also apply to any commercial tax parcel with multiple buildings which combined meet or exceed the 25,000 square foot mark.

GAR Legislative Day Updates
State

What did your visits to the state capitol accomplish?

Spring Fling
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Board's Annual Fundraiser will be held this year on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Sweetwater Brewery. The proceeds from this great event will benefit Kate's Club and Mary Hall Freedom House. If you have not taken part in this event in the past, now is your chance! Come join the Community Service Committee, ACBR Members, Sponsors and Guests for a wonderful evening of networking, while supporting these worthwhile charities!

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