Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

December 09, 2014 - Front Section

John Lavelle, RJ Smith Realty

By John Lavelle

I'd like to wish everyone happy holidays and I look forward to a great 2015!

Urge Congress to Extend TRIA (Terrorism Risk
Insurance Act of 2002)
The "Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002" (TRIA) will expire at the end of 2014 unless Congress reauthorizes it once again. Because of the importance of terrorism insurance coverage to commercial real estate, NAR supports the continued availability and affordability of coverage made possible by the federal backstop program of the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002" and its extensions. Show your support by responding to the Call for Action - it only takes a few minutes of your time. (visit

Call for Nominations-Realtor
of the Year
NYSCAR is accepting nominations for the 2014 Realtor of the Year. If you would like to nominate a member, please email Ali Mann ( or Sherry Marr ( for the suggested point system to use when submitting a nomination.

Annual Conference
The Annual Conference Planning Committee, chaired by Brian DiNardo, will be meeting via conference call soon to plan this year's event! Be sure to mark your calendar for June 8-10, 2015 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y. for the 14th annual conference.

Register for the 2015 Code
of Ethics and Professional
Standards Procedures Training
Sponsored by the NYS Association of Realtors, instructed by Patrick Reilly, NYSAR VP board and member services.
Gain a full understanding of ethics and arbitration hearings, enforcement procedures and disciplinary guidelines during the 2015 Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Procedures Training. In addition to 7.5 hours of CE credit and GRI credit, this course also satisfies NAR's mandatory ethics training requirement.

January 16: Double Tree,

January 21: Double Tree,

January 23: Marriott, Albany

January 29: Clarion, Batavia

February 27: High Peaks Resort
Lake Placid

March 23: LIBOR, Woodbury

April 16: HGAR, W. Nyack

Go to for further information.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

John Lavelle is the president of NYSCAR and is an associate broker, commercial at RJ Smith Realty, Pine Bush, N.Y.


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