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    2022 IR Primary Campaign Endorsements

    The following candidates have been endorsed by the IR Public Policy & Trustee Committee for the 2022 Primary Election Cycle.  NOTE: The Committee decided to endorse some candidates even though no primary campaign opponent had filed. Download the Primary Endorsements List Governor – Governor Brad Little Lt. Governor – Speaker Scott Bedke Secretary of State – Phil McGrane District 1 Senate – Jim WoodwardHouse Seat A – Mark SauterHouse Seat B – Sage Dixon District 2 Senate – Jon Cantamessa District 3 House Seat B – Jordan Redman District 4 Senate – Tara MalekHouse Seat B – Paul Amador District 5 Senate – Peter Riggs District 6 Senate – Robert BlairHouse Seat A – Lori McCann District 7 Senate – Carl CrabtreeHouse Seat A – Lynn Guyer District 8 House…

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    Press Release: IDAHO REALTORS® FILES SUIT TO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN LAVA HOT SPRINGS

    Download the News Release News Event Release DATE: 4/13/2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDAHO REALTORS® FILES SUIT TO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN LAVA HOT SPRINGS (Lava Hot Springs, Idaho) – Idaho REALTORS® has filed suit against the city of Lava Hot Springs to defend the rights of private property owners and their ability to reasonably and responsibly offer short-term rentals. Utilizing the association’s legal defense fund, IR will support John and Michelle Taylor in a lawsuit against the city of Lava Hot Springs for its denial of their license for a short-term rental property. IR is seeking a declaratory judgment invalidating Lava Hot Springs zoning restrictions on short-term rentals. During the November 11, 2021 Lava Hot Springs city council meeting, the council voted to deny the Taylors’ short-term rental license…

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    The Idaho REALTORS® Podcast Available Now

    The Idaho REALTORS® podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms. Subscribe today and don’t miss an episode! Episode 1: Interview with Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs to Governor Brad Little Have you heard about the brand new Idaho REALTORS® podcast? This is a new informational resource available to our members for news, resources, tips, and education. The first episode is available now. In episode one, Max Pond interviews Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, Governor Brad Little’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Their meeting discusses Bobbi-Jo’s career path to the Governor’s office and the REALTOR® successes of this year’s legislative session. There are also updates on the upcoming Idaho primary election and the SafeShowings Enterprise App. Future episodes of the…

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    Tax Season Tips

    Tax season is quickly approaching, and you may be on the lookout for some tax tips. With the help of Chris Bird, Idaho REALTORS® has a few suggestions for our members on how to navigate this tax season. Additional Tax Tips: Rember – the IRS will never contact you through email or a phone call. Official IRS correspondence only takes place through the USPS.Tax-related Identity Theft occurs when personal information is stolen and used to file income taxes in your name to steal your tax return. If you believe your tax return has been stolen, complete an IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit.If you cannot prepare your taxes on time, remember you are able to file for an extension. Visit the IRS Tax Tips Site Visit Idaho State Tax Commission…

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    Idaho REALTORS® 2022 Scholarships

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 17, 2022 BY 5PM (MST). IDAHO REALTORS® ARE AWARDING 1 – $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP AND 5 – $1,500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. High school seniors and full-time students (12+ credits) enrolled in a college, university, or equivalent full-time students in a vocational-technical school, for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students: Studying real estate or a related fieldAttending colleges and universities within the state of IdahoPast or present employees of a REALTOR® office or Affiliate businessFamily members of Affiliates or REALTORS® that are active members of Idaho REALTORS® Family members of current IR Scholarship Committee members will NOT be eligible for a scholarship during their accepted term. MAJOR CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED Academic Achievements Most Recent TranscriptGPA  Extra-curricular and Civic Activities VolunteerismArts…

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    Safety Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals

    According to NAR, one-third of members have felt unsafe during an open house or a showing. However, real estate professionals can stay safe while working by taking proper precautions and understanding the legal considerations for implementing a safety plan. Idaho REALTORS® cares deeply about the safety of its members, which is why we want to bring this information to you as well as share free member benefits such as the SafeShowings Enterprise app. SIGN UP FOR SAFESHOWINGS ENTERPRISE FOR FREE LEARN MORE ABOUT REALTOR SAFETY ### REALTOR® safety is a top concern. According to the 2020 NAR Member Safety Report, one third of NAR members have felt unsafe during an open house or a showing. By taking proper safety precautions, including those I highlight in this video, real estate professionals…

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    SafeShowings App Now Free to Members

    Idaho REALTORS® has partnered with SafeShowings to bring all members a brand new free benefit, the SafeShowings Enterprise app. All Idaho REALTORS® members MUST VISIT THIS WEBSITE to register their free account. Once you are registered, follow the step-by-step guide below to download the app and get started. Vist SafeShowings website for more information. From your phone, click download to receive SafeShowings Enterprise FREE! SafeShowings is offered at its regular rate in app stores. Please install SafeShowings Enterprise via the link above. Begin using SafeShowings Enterprise mobile app for real estate safety. Watch the video to learn how it works!

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    2022 Day at the Capitol

    Tuesday, February 1, 2022 1:00 pm (MST)Lincoln Auditorium, Garden Level Idaho State Capitol 700 W Jefferson St. Boise, ID 83702 Join us February 1st for Idaho REALTORS® 2022 Day at the Capitol The event kicks off in the Lincoln Auditorium at 1:00 PM (MST) 1 PM–Opening Remarks (Patrick Malone) 1:10 PM — Max Pond, IR Government Affairs Director 1:50 PM — Break 2 PM — Legislative Leadership 3 PM — Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody 4 PM — Governor Brad Little

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    2021 Forms Update Videos

    The 2021 Form Update videos are now available on YouTube. Watch below and learn more about the new form changes. The updated forms will be released on November 1st in Form Simplicity and Transaction Desk.

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    In Case You Missed It: 2021 IR Convention

    Click Here to Review Lawerence Yun’s Keynote Presentation PowerPoint Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and oversees the Research group at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He supervises and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1.4 million REALTORS®. Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey. He also participates in the Industrial Economists Discussion Group at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United…

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