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Commissioner College

Although substantive real estate license law varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, appointed or elected real estate commissioners, administrators and staff can benefit from baseline administrative law and regulatory fundamentals offered through ARELLO’s Commissioner’s College.

The fundamentals offered by the Commissioner’s College provide attendees with the training necessary to make the quasi-judicial decisions necessary to regulate the real estate industry. ...

2020-2021 USPAP Extended One Year

The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) announced February 19, 2021, that the 2020-2021 edition of the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will be extended for one year, to December 31, 2022. The move is based in part on the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for the ASB to consider how varying issues (such as fair housing and socially distanced property inspections) impact the profession and appraisal standards. The extension “will provide continuity ...

American Resort Development Association Joins U.S. Travel Association in Supporting the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2021

The February 2021 introduction of the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act was praised by the U.S. Travel Association as providing needed stimulus to help the travel industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In announcing its support of the legislation, the association notes that the travel industry has been the hardest hit by the pandemic, losing almost 4 in 10 jobs in 2020. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said, “[T]here will not be a U.S. economic recovery ...

2021 Mid-Year Meeting

San Antonio, Texas
June 30-July 3, 2021

The 2021 Mid-Year Meeting will be hosted at the Omni La Mansion Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Enhanced public health protocols will be followed for those in attendance. A virtual and hybrid format will also be available for those unable to attend in-person. A tentative schedule and registration information is available on ARELLO’s website with more information to be added

Love Letters: Friend or Foe

A buyer decides to write a personal note to submit to the seller, hoping to pull on the seller’s heartstrings to select the buyer’s offer over others. The practice of a buyer writing a “love letter” to the seller is not new but the practice is making a significant comeback in a seller’s market where inventory is limited and competition among buyers is fierce. Buyers may be willing to employ any practice necessary to get their offer accepted. Sellers may see the ...

Upcoming Events & Conferences

ARELLO hosts several meetings and conferences each year. We hope you can join us!

"Through participating in ARELLO events, my jurisdiction gains the knowledge, training, and insights needed for us to provide proven solutions to everyday real estate regulation challenges."
Peggy Kell
Noval Scotia Real Estate Commission