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I hope this finds everyone happy, healthy, and WARM. It appears that the entire U.S. has had some unusual weather conditions. In North Dakota, we are used to cold frigid temperatures, but I am here to tell you - We are sick of it. It looks like a vacation somewhere in the sun in the near future.

We are just getting home from our Leadership Symposium in Miami, which was supposed to be warm. It was not; however, it wasn't snowing, so we are grateful for it. Our meetings included ...

A Note from Jessica

I am deeply honored and thrilled to assume the role of CEO for ARELLO, and I extend my warmest greetings as we embark on this journey together. It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to the opportunity of meeting our members and carrying forward ARELLO's remarkable legacy.

Coming to you from Oklahoma City, I bring with me over two decades of extensive service within the REALTOR® organization, where I have held various executive leadership positions. My decision to ...

Nebraska Real Estate Commission Issues Guidance on “Showing Assistants”

The Nebraska Real Estate Commission has issued guidance on payments to showing assistants. Showing assistants are licensed real estate agents who handle showings of properties without any formal agency relationship with the buyer/customer. They can either be affiliated with the brokerage or work for a separate brokerage. Their services are available through popular online programs and applications, providing much-needed help to listing agents.

The Nebraska Commission advised that ...

Alabama Legislators Considering License Law Revisions

Filed in December of 2023, Alabama legislators are considering legislation to update real estate license law. Some of the noteworthy proposals include:

1. Wholesaling. The legislation proposes to define “owner” as the person or entity that is legally deeded the real property. The new definition will prevent persons from marketing equitable “interests” in real estate without a license. If ...

California Implements Expanded Non-Compete Ban

While the Federal Trade Commission rulemaking remains pending, California has enacted two new laws that took effect January 1, 2024. The combined laws make non-compete agreements illegal and unenforceable, regardless of when the non-compete agreement was signed or in what state it was signed. Employees employed after January 1, 2022, can bring a private lawsuit to enforce the prohibition and can collect damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.

California also restricts and ...

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