The Greers Ferry Lake Area Board of Realtors held their Annual Awards Banquet at Ryan’s Steak House in Leslie. It was a great night of celebrating fellow realtors and their accomplishments.
Proud of our members! TEN New RPAC Investors and 1 Sterling R! We are also celebrating earning the NAR 2021 RPAC Presidents Cup & Triple Crown Awards!
Dues & Communication
It is that time of the year again that we will be sending out invoices for annual dues. These will auto send through NAR on Jan 1. All payments must be made online by Feb 28th. There is a $200 penalty fee for late payments.
Also, we are trying something new and we hope that you join. Email and newsletters are no longer the best source of getting information to people. Texting has been the best method for several years and we are going to get on the ban wagon. We are going to utilize the free REMIND 101 Texting system to communicate with membership. This is generally used by schools, but works great for groups as well. This is not like a regular “group text”, you can’t get stuck in a conversation and you can not reply. It is just a means for me to get information to you and I promise not to send a bunch of junk. Our board and many other small boards are having to make some changes this year and we need you all to be aware of what’s going on. This will be an additional way for me to notify you.
You must sign yourself up by texting the information below. Please make sure that everyone is your office knows about this.
EMERGENCY ADVISORY TO ARKANSAS LICENSING AGENCIES, BOARDS, AND COMMMISSIONS OF AN IMPOSTER SCAM
March 17, 2021 – This emergency advisory is directed to the members, directors, and licensees of Arkansas licensing agencies, boards, and commissions.
The Office of the Attorney General recently became aware of a telephone scam targeting Arkansans who hold a professional license issued by the state. The caller poses as an agent for the licensing office and claims that the licensee is under an investigation and that their license has been suspended. The licensee’s caller ID may even display the licensing office’s phone number. To further attempt to appear legitimate, the caller may pretend to be a law enforcement officer or transfer the call to another person posing as a law enforcement officer or federal agent. The caller then offers to fix the problem or issue a temporary license and asks for personally identifiable information and a payment for a bond, e.g., $5,000. The caller likely will require that the payment be made by purchasing gift cards at a local retail store.
The caller may direct the licensee to travel to a UPS store or other such location to receive purported official documents, e.g., a letter of the licensee’s suspension, and to fax copies of the gift cards as payment. Of course, once the scammers have the gift card numbers, they immediately cash out the cards, and are never heard from again.
There have been several recent instances of this scam in Arkansas. We are also aware that this activity is occurring in other states.
If any consumer receives any of the scam calls described above, we request that they contact our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. An investigator will respond to request any information we may need.
If you have any questions, contact the Attorney General’s Office at (501) 682-2007 or at Consumer@ArkansasAG.gov.
Report to the General Membership of the ARA
The 2021 Credentials Committee is pleased to present to our ARA Membership:
Credentialed Candidates for Election by Board of Directors, June 2021:
Sandra Kelley, President by Succession, 2022
Paulette Richie, President-Elect, 2022
Dale Carlton, Secretary-Treasurer, 2022
Jennifer Welch, Secretary-Treasurer, 2022
Bob Dodson, Immediate Past President by Succession, 2022
Dale Carlton, District 1 Vice President
Jeff Pratt, District 1 Vice PresidentMichael Warner, District 1 Vice PresidentJennifer Welch, District 1 Vice President
Stacy Hamilton, District 4 Vice President
Leslie Sample, District 4 Vice President
Sharla Lau, NAR DirectorJonathan Moore, NAR Director
Karen Crowson, Past President
Director Credentialed & Slated Candidates for Election by Board of Directors, June 2021:
Chance Schubert, Zone 1 Director, 2022-2024
Melanie Silvey, Zone 1 Director, 2022-2024
Ashton Todd, Zone 1 Director, 2022-2024
Mitch Weigel, Zone 1 Director, 2022-2024
June Wood, Zone 1 Director, 2022-2024
Joey Markowski, Zone 3 Director, 2022-2024
Gina Wilkins, Zone 5 Director, 2022-2024
Phillip Jones, Zone 6 Director, 2022-2024
Kim Byrd, Zone 9 Director, 2022-2024
Amy Eden, Zone 9 Director, 2022-2024
Denise Hipskind, Zone 9 Director, 2022-2024
Darla Douglas, Zone 11 Director, 2022-2024
Rachel Mundy, Director at Large, 2022-2024
Jack Poff, Director at Large, 2022-2024
Larry Rhodes, Director at Large, 2022-2024
James Buss, Director at Large (1st alternate – if vacancy created after election), 2022-2023
Bill Olson, AREC Commissioner nominee, 2022-2024
Mitch Weigel, AREC Commissioner nominee, 2022-2024
Vacancies open for petition:
Zone 2 (includes Eureka Springs, Harrison District & North Central Boards)
In accordance with ARA Bylaws, Article III, Section 5 – The Credentials Committee candidate list shall be sent by electronic communications to all Members of the Association, including all Board Members, all REALTOR® members, and all Life Members at least sixty days prior to the election.
Additional candidates with the qualifications in Section 3 may be placed in the credentialing process:
Submit a petition signed by at least 100 current Members, including Board Members, REALTOR® Members, and Life Members of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association. Petition shall include the printed name, signature, and NRDS # of each petitioner. The petition shall be filed with the Association Credentials Committee Liaison at email@example.com within fifteen (15) days of the release of initial credentialed candidates. In 2021 this date shall be March 29, 2021 close of business 5pm.
If the applicant receives a notice of ineligibility for the specified office, the applicant may:
Submit a petition for nomination to the office to the ARA Staff Liaison of the Credentials Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 days of the notice of ineligibility. In 2021 this date shall be March 29, 2021 close of business 5pm.The petition for nomination must contain the completed application and the notice of ineligibility and must be signed by at least 100 current members in good standing of ARA. Petition shall include printed name, signature and NRDS # of each petitioner.