We have had an increasing amount of calls about surveillance in homes lately, and what is and is not allowed. Some of the questions we have received include: Are sellers allowed to keep those cameras on and running, at all times? Can my agent request the camera be turned off during a visit to the property so I can discuss what I like and don’t like about the property? Is the seller really allowed to record my conversation with my agent and then later use it against me when negotiating? Should my client be using the “nanny cam” as a way to hear what potential buyers think about blue tiles, or pale pink walls in the master?
Why is surveillance even part of the discussion these days? The use of surveillance to monitor, or even prevent criminal activity is of the utmost importance. There are two reasons why surveillance in the home is beneficial. With increasing concerns over REALTOR® safety, it is safer having cameras on, and to go even a step further, having someone watch the cameras if something were to happen. Click here to read the full article.
RSAR recently asked Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. to create a white paper on this very topic. The goal of this is to create best practices for REALTOR® members when faced with audio/visual surveillance questions. After a careful review of this article along with the white paper, if you still have questions, call the legal information line at 800-748-6999.
By Tiffany Banks, NVAR General Counsel
President Gail L. Krolick is proud to announce that the Incline Village Board of REALTORS® will be awarding a Good Neighbor Award at the November 17, 2017, installation. A donation will be given to the winner's charity of choice
You may use this form to nominate yourself or others for the award.
Click here for the form.
Deadline for Entry Form acceptance is November 6, 2017.
Click here to RSVP
Huge thanks to our MLS meeting speaker today, Trisha Baird of the Tahoe Safe Alliance. Members have requested more statistics on the services that have been provided in our area. We're proud to support a program that changes lives in our community.
Shoreline Plan EIS Alternatives Being Reviewed by TRPA.
Public Comment Encouraged.The public is invited to attend the upcoming TRPA Regional Plan Implementation Committee meeting on September 27, at 8:30 a.m. at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach to learn about and to provide comment on the proposed conceptual Shoreline Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Alternatives. The meeting will take place at TRPA.
The five EIS Alternatives being considered include:
Alt. 1—Shoreline Plan (Proposed Alternative)Works to enhance the recreational experience along Lake Tahoe’s shores while protecting the environment and responsibly planning for the future.
Alt. 2—Existing TRPA Shorezone Regulations (No Project)Maintains the existing Regional Plan Shorezone Goals and Policies and the existing Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Shorezone Code.
Alt. 3—Prioritize Access DevelopmentWorks to increase opportunities for private and boater access by increasing allowable shoreline structures.
Alt. 4—Limit New DevelopmentWorks to reduce the risk of environmental impacts by further limiting new shoreline development.
Alt. 5—Expand Public Access and Reduce Existing DevelopmentWorks to expand public access, reduce existing shoreline development, and increase restoration in order to minimize the risk of environmental harm.
The Shoreline Plan includes Policy Proposals in the following areas:
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Location: North Tahoe Events Center, Kings Beach
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Agenda + Materials: Click here
To learn more about the Shoreline Plan go to: www.shorelineplan.org
Click on the image below to view the Shoreline Plan Brochure, which gives an overview of shoreline policies under consideration:
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The Incline Village Board of Realtors need your input as they begin to develop a three year strategic plan. Please take just a few moments of your time to respond to the survey so that your important feedback can be included as they move forward with their planning.
Here’s the link to the membership survey:
Thank you in advance for your valuable participation.”
As events continue to unfold in Texas, NAR President Bill Brown reiterated that the immediate focus of the Association and its 1.2 million REALTOR® members is to support those affected by this tragic natural disaster. To help those in need, the REALTOR® Relief Foundation is collecting donations at www.nar.realtor/programs/realtors-relief-foundation/donate.
In addition to supporting relief efforts NAR is engaged in legislative advocacy to ensure the National Flood Insurance Program does not expire on September 30, 2017. Without Congressional action, the program will lapse adding confusion and uncertainty for current and future NFIP policyholders. The current NAR Call for Action asks REALTORS® to contact their Member of Congress and urge passage of HR 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.
Why NAR Supports the 21st Century Flood Reform Act:
UNLV’s Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies recently released the latest report in its series on the Nevada Housing market. The reports provide monthly updates on housing market trends for stakeholders throughout Nevada. The state-wide numbers were up to date through May of 2017. Some key trends were pointed out in the report.
NAR lobbyists are optimistic that the House of Representatives will pass a bill reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire Sept. 30 . The House bill meets all of NAR’s objectives, Jamie Gregory, NAR’s deputy chief lobbyist, told attendees on Monday at NAR’s Leadership Summit for local association executives and presidents held in Chicago. He is hopeful that passage in the House will help spur Senate action to improve its version of the bill. The Senate six-year extension bill does not address access to private market insurance and several other reforms supported by NAR. “The most critical thing is to get the House bill moving,” he said. NAR on Aug. 22 will issue a Call for Action to REALTORS® in support of the critical need for long-term reauthorization of the flood insurance program. Talking points.