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OCTOBER 2021

Dear members,

 

It’s been another busy month and I’d like to start by congratulating the newest members of the KAR board of directors: Gerry Taft, Jodie Ouimet (incumbent), and Laurie Goodlad. Welcome to the team and I look forward to working with you all in 2022!

 

We’d like to make a correction to the REALTOR® Awards announcement that went out earlier this month. There was actually a tie for the West Kootenay REALTOR®’s Choice award: both Jody Audia (Century 21 Kootenay Homes, Trail) and Stacey Miller (RE/MAX Home Advantage, Castlegar) were the joint winners in the West Kootenay region. Congratulations to you both! KAR’s Executive Officer, Trevor Koot, took a trip around our region to deliver the awards, and those who weren’t able to meet him in person will receive their awards shortly.

 

Finally, I’d like to encourage you all to read through the emails that have been sent to you about the exploration into joining the Association of Interior REALTORS®. I can’t stress enough how important it is for each one of you to keep informed about the initiative and get involved in the town hall meetings – if a vote takes place the decision will affect all members of KAR, no matter what the outcome. 

 

Happy Halloween!

 

Chuck Bennett

KAR President

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SentriKey® App: why it's important to learn how to use it now
 

SentriCards will be decommissioned at the end of 2021, which means it's a good time to start using the SentriKey app.

Visit the SentriKey® App Real Estate Training School to learn more.

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SentriLock Updates

Have you tried to update your SentriCard through the card reader recently? Did it give you some grief?

There's been an update to the card reader software, which needs to be updated manually on your computer. Download the new version here.

DON'T FORGET: SentriCards will no longer work after December 31, 2021. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the SentriKey app before they become obsolete. 

Visit the SentriKey site for quick instructions on how to use the app. 

 

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Education

BrokersMastering Compliance 2.0: Anti-Money Laundering Training for Brokers is a self-paced online program that helps brokerage owners, senior officers, compliance officers and managing brokers understand and meet

the requirements for an anti-money laundering compliance program under the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated Regulations. This is an updated version of the program offered in 2020. Visit the CREA Education Hub for more details and to register. 

Attention new members: Are you a new KAR member and are interested in learning the basics of the systems and services offered by KAR? Maybe you just need a quick refresher? Antarang Das will be presenting the monthly Tier 3 New Member Orientation on November 4th and everyone is welcome (and it's free!). Visit the KAR Member Portal to sign up (the link is available on the KAR Course Calendar tab). 

Want to become an Xposure expert? Join the Xposure team online every Thursday for expert advice on how to unlock the power of Xposure. Visit this link for more information and to register (keep your confirmation emails - these could be used to verify self-directed PPD hours).

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MLS® Department

There's a new way to display multiple PIDs in your listings.

A new field has been added to the Autoload system

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in Xposure. Now you can input the primary PID, followed by all the additional PIDs in the next field. This will help the system display the correct BC Assessment tax record on your listing websites. 

REMINDER: All sales that include out-of-Board agents must be processed by KAR staff. Email linda@kar.realtor for more details.

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Membership

Check out this month's new members, those who left and those who moved.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: David Maxwell (eXp Realty, Fernie), Meagan Honeyman (Royal LePage East Kootenay, Kimberley), Sophie Musso (RE/MAX Elk Valley, Fernie), Stefanie Harris (Century 21 Veitch Realty. Creston)

 

SAYING GOODBYE: Eric Redeker (Royal LePage Rockies West, Invermere)

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From the

KAR Office

 

There have been some changes at the KAR office:

we moved, but not far! Our new location is at 

102-247 Baker Street. During the pandemic, access is by appointment only as staff members are mainly working from home. Call 250-352-5477 to set up your appointment.

Here is how to get a hold of KAR staff:

Main phone line: 250-352-5477

Fax (please note new number): 855-281-3609

Linda Hamelin

MLS®, SentriLock, Membership Services

Jodi Dergousoff

Education, Professional Standard, Subscribers, MLS® Services

Joelle Lavack 

Director of Continuity and Member Excellence

Trevor Koot

Executive Officer

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Coming Up

November 2: Trends and Issues in Real Estate (hosted by KADREA)

 

November 4: Broker Meeting re: Exploring Joining AIR

November 4: Tier 3 New Member Training

November 11: Remembrance Day

November 25: Tier 2 New Member Training