ARELLO News Archive

Send in your 2014 ARELLO Mid Year Meeting Committee Agendas

It’s getting to be that time again. Mid-Year Meeting is coming up on April 9, 2014! This meeting is designated for your committees to work together to develop new ideas and solutions aligning with ARELLO's vision of being the essential link for making regulation better. This year, from direction of our 2014 President Jeanne Jackson-Heim, we are asking all committee chairs to have their agendas posted on the website prior to attending the meeting. In an effort to be more environmentally and fiscally conscious, we are requesting that all members of the committees come prepared with the documents to the Mid Year Meeting.

Once you have your agendas, and any other documents necessary for completing the committee work, please send them in to Karen Gamperl at karen@arello.org to post on your committee web page on the ARELLO website. If you need any assistance with your documents, please do not hesitate to ask.

Notice of Special General Assembly Meeting - San Diego on 4/12/2014 at 9:15 a.m.

In compliance with Article X, Section 1 of the ARELLO Bylaws we are posting this notice because you are a member of ARELLO.  This notice is sent on behalf of the Governance Committee to notify you of proposed amendments to the ARELLO Bylaws which will be presented and voted upon at the Special General Assembly meeting.

The ARELLO General Assembly will meet on Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 9:15 a.m. at the San Diego Westin Gaslamp Hotel.  

The following documents are linked for this meeting :  1) General Assembly Agenda; 2) General Assembly Minutes from September 20, 2013; 3) Proposed Bylaw Changes; and 4) Current ARELLO Bylaws.   Please share this information and the attached documents with the delegate for your jurisdiction who will be attending this meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Baer, Chairperson of the Governance Review Committee.  Miriam may be reached by e-mail at:  Miriam@ncrec.gov

2014 Online Digest now available

The 2014 ARELLO Online Digest of Real Estate License Laws in now available! Now you can find out the most recent licensee counts in the United States, Canada, and more. What are the top 3 most common complaints received by the real estate commissions? Which state requires more than 200 hours of pre-license education for salespersons? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 2014 Digest.

The Digest includes details about license recognition across North America, statistics on the number and types of real estate licenses held, as well as facts and figures on educational requirements, licensing examinations, complaints and regulatory agencies. Can't access it? Become a scubscriber for just $95/year, click here.

Mid Year Meeting & District 4 Conference Registration is now OPEN!

Join us in sunny San Diego, California for the 2014 District 4 Conference and Mid Year Meeting at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. There are separate registrations so visit the event page for more details!

District 4 Conference

Mid Year Meeting

Be a part of ARELLO 2014 International Directory!

ARELLO’s International Directory is more than a listing of regulatory agencies. The 2014 Directory includes the names and direct contact information for hundreds of individuals with official roles in the regulatory process.

We are currently updating the Directory to ready it for print and are asking our valuable members to review their contact information for accuracy. Simply log into the Members Only Portal by February 14, 2014 and edit or confirm your information.

Not sure how? Need help? Download the single page Quick Start Steps to Updating your Profile.

Please contact Marianne Sackett, Director of Business and Member Services at: marianne@arello.org should you need additional assistance.

Dubai Workshop

President Jeanne Jackson-Heim and Immediate Past President Leon Lewis recently represented ARELLO at the January 5, 2014 Real Estate Workshop held in Dubai. You can learn more by checking out the Dubai Workshop Agenda.  Look for more details in the February issue of Boundaries.

Call for ARELLO Foundation Trustee Nominations

There are two impending vacancies on the ARELLO Foundation Board of Trustees.

Foundation ByLaws state:  "The governing body of the ARELLO Foundation shall be the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall have supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of ARELLO Foundation; shall actively prosecute ARELLO Foundation's objectives; and shall supervise Disbursement of ARELLO Foundation's funds."

The Foundation ByLaws further state:  "The Board of Trustees shall consist of seven (7) Trustees, to include the ARELLO Chief Executive Officer and six (6) Trustees appointed by the ARELLO Board of Directors....... Trustees (with the exception of the ARELLO CEO) shall hold office for a period of three (3) years, or until a successor is duly elected and qualified. Trustees shall be appointed so that no more than one-third (1/3) of the Board of Trustees Expires in a given year."  Terms for these appointments expire on December 31, 2016.

So that the Nominating Committee may submit nominees to the ARELLO Board of Directors at their January, 2014 meeting,  interested persons  should submit their name and qualifications or the name and qualifications of someone they wish to nominate no later than November 30, 2013 to: fran@ncrec.gov or

Mary Frances Whitley
Director of Administration
NC Real Estate Commission
PO Box 17100
Raleigh, NC  27619

Thank you for your interest and support of ARELLO and the Foundation.

Workgroup Signup - Deadline November 15

Serving on an ARELLO workgroup presents an outstanding opportunity to discuss issues, share ideas and experiences, and network with regulatory colleagues in areas of special interest to you and your regulatory jurisdiction! It's easy to sign-up! Just link to the handy ARELLO Workgroup sign-up tool for more information on appointment. Please note that deadline is November 15th.

ARELLO Digest Survey Now Open

The ARELLO Digest of Real Estate License Law & Current Issues is the association’s signature publication.  It's the only one of its kind in existence. This publication serves as a primary information resource for regulators and a number of other stakeholders in the global real estate industry.

If you are designated as a Digest survey completer for your organization, please take the time to review the contents of the Static Survey and complete the Annual Survey on behalf of your jurisdiction.  After you login to the Members Only area you'll see the link to the Digest Survey in the left-hand menu.  If you don't see the Digest Survey link and would like to complete the survey for your jurisdiction, please have your agency administrator contact us at support@arello.org and request that we add you as a survey completer.

Your participation is vital to the overall quality of the Digest.  For your participation, you will receive a free copy of the Digest upon its completion next year.  We thank you for your participation!

Job Opening: Director of Business and Member Services

ARELLO is seeking a new staff member for the position of Director of Business and Member Services.

The Director of Business and Member Services will be responsible for marketing and relationship support for products and services provided to ARELLO members and non-member customers. A college degree and 7 years of marketing, client servicing and/or association program management are required. Must possess intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or similar products used in creating marketing and communication pieces.

Check the job openings page for more information on the requirements and how to apply.

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