Member News

Looking for Seller Leads? Check out Homesnap's Likelihood to List" Feature.
Feb 24, 2020 1 min read
Check out Homesnap's brand new "Likelihood to List" feature in the app - it's a FREE MLS Benefit. You can see which homes are likely to list on the map. Homesnap's "Likelihood to List" score takes hundreds of data points into account and leverages
2020 REALTOR® Spirit Award Nominations Open
Feb 21, 2020 2 min read
The Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) is accepting applications for this year’s REALTOR® Spirit Award, recognizing real estate professionals who have made a positive impact through volunteer service in their communities. Nearly 7
Long Island Housing Data for January 2020
Feb 18, 2020 1 min read
The January 2020 closed median home price for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens housing data, was $480,000 representing a 6.4% increase over last January. Nassau County reported a $532,250 closed median home price in January
Dominate Your Local Area with Homesnap Pro's Newest Features
Feb 14, 2020 2 min read
We’re so excited to announce that the All-New Homesnap Pro is now LIVE for MLSLI! MLSLI agents already have FREE access to Homesnap Pro as an included membership benefit, but Homesnap just released the biggest update in its history, making it t
Important Update on Rentals
Feb 11, 2020 1 min read
A Court Order temporarily suspended that part of the DOS Guidance that restricted landlord’s brokers from collecting a commission from the tenant. This means that until further notice landlord’s brokers can continue to collect a co
Update on DOS Guidance Prohibiting Certain Real Estate Commissions
Feb 11, 2020 2 min read
As a result of a lawsuit initiated by NYSAR, REBNY and others, a temporary restraining order was granted on February 10, 2020. This order removes the prohibition against landlord’s agents collecting commi
Urgent Call for Action that will affect your business!
Feb 7, 2020 1 min read
Your action is needed – The Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR), and the New York State of REALTORS® (NYSAR) opposes new guidance by the Department of State stating that a landlord's agent is now prohibited from collec
DOS Guidance Prohibits Certain Real Estate Commissions
Feb 6, 2020 1 min read
The DOS has issued a Guidance interpreting the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act to hold that landlord’s agents cannot be compensated by the prospective tenant.  The DOS Guidance notes that a landlord’s agent who collects a
Facebook Video Ads Made Easy With Homesnap Pro
Feb 4, 2020 1 min read
Facebook videos are the best thing you can do to get your name out to a lot of consumers at one time.  See how it works here. Homesnap Pro automatically pulls in data and images from MLS to create a video that is specific to your activity. Plu
Homesnap Pro Lauches It's Biggest Update Ever - A FREE MLS Benefit
Feb 4, 2020 1 min read
Next week, the team at Homesnap Pro — one of your FREE MLSLI benefits — is launching its biggest update ever. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming with the All-New Homesnap Pro. Likelihood to List: See which propert
2020 REALTOR® Achievement Awards Nominations Open
Jan 31, 2020 1 min read
LIBOR is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Annual LIBOR Awards.  Five REALTOR® members will be recognized as the recipients of five prestigious awards, which are presented at the Annual LIBOR Installation and Awards Dinner Dance to be h
The ABC's Of RPR - FREE Webinar
Jan 31, 2020 1 min read
Join this FREE RPR Webinar to learn how to do the following: -Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools -Create branded property, seller’s & market activity reports -Tap into RPR’s app for on-the-go access -Access RPR&
REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Applications, Now Available
Jan 28, 2020 2 min read
Media Contact: Christina DeFalco-Romano Email The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) is now accepting REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award applications.  Through this program, LIBOR will be awarding up to six $1,0
LIBOR Applauds National Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Action Plan, Completes Training Audit
Jan 24, 2020 2 min read
LIBOR is applauding the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Fair Housing Action Plan. The new NAR plan, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ emphasizes (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change, and (T)raining in order to ensure REALTORS® are doing ev
How to Easily Price a Property with RPR
Jan 23, 2020 1 min read
RPR helps you to properly and accurately price a home for sale. The Realtor Valuation Model or RVM® allows you to adjust the value by inputting home condition and improvement factors. Find out how to choose comps and create a CMA as well. Wa
REALTOR® SAFETY ALERT: Beware of Suspicious Caller
Jan 16, 2020 1 min read
LIBOR has received a report that could affect the safety of our members.  If a caller raises your suspicions in any way, do not attend a listing presentation or show a house alone! Use safety apps or safety solutions to let trusted contact
  • Safety Alert
Upcoming RPR CE Classes
Jan 16, 2020 1 min read
RPR: Using Data to Educate Clients (1/2 Day Class 3.75 CE) Woodbury SC – January 24th Register Here! West Babylon SC – January 28th Register Here!
REALTOR® Honor Society Recognized
Jan 15, 2020 1 min read
The 2019 REALTOR® Honor Society recipients were announced at the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) Directors meeting held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the REALTOR® Service Center in West Babylon. The award, given by t
2020 REALTOR® Emeritus Status Awarded
Jan 15, 2020 1 min read
REALTORS® Katy Anastasio of Laffey Real Estate in Huntington and Christopher Armstrong of Century 21 Princeton Properties in Holbrook were awarded the honorable Emeritus status at the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Board of Director
Find Your Next Listing With RPR - Here's How...
Jan 10, 2020 1 min read
Real estate farming is possibly the most proactive position a REALTOR® can take to build inventory. Using RPR - a FREE Member Benefit will help you in your farming efforts. Dig a little deeper into the RPR platform and go beyond basic prop