3 Credit CE on VA Home Loan Benefit + Free Seminar

Posted on 07-17-2014

DON’T MISS OUT!  Did you miss out on attending “The VA Home Loan Benefit 2011-2012 for Real Estate Licensees” course offered in Hilo and Waimea?

Well here’s your chance to attend the course instructed by one of our top-notch instructors. Tony Dias of Veteran’s United Home Loans of Hawaii will be instructing this course in Kailua-Kona on July 24th at the Kuakini Tower, Suite #213, from 2pm to 5:15pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to help serve those who served for your country! The cost is $50.00 for REALTOR® members, and open to non-REALTOR® members at $60.00.
This course is current with updated materials. Upon completion of the course you will receive 3 CE Elective Credits.

Don’t delay, register today!    


VA Home Loan JULY 2014 KONA CE



for All Veterans & Active Duty Personnel, Reservists and National Guard – FREE VA Loan Seminar on Saturday, July 26th at 10a.m. to 12 noonCLICK HERE for more information.

General Membership Meeting + Core Part B - Hilo

Posted on 07-07-2014

Join us for a day in Hilo on Friday, July 25th:
- Includes your meals of a continental breakfast and buffet lunch (rock salt crusted roast pork, hibachi boneless chicken, grilled mahi mahi, steamed rice, garden salads, all day beverage service)
- Stanley Sitko from Hawai`i County Real Property Tax Office will be our Guest Speaker
- Network with our fabulous Sponsors
- Core Part B (2.5 mandatory core credits) instructed by Scott Sherley

Seats still available!


July 2014 GMM

FAA Subpoenas Practitioners Using Drones

Posted on 07-02-2014

FAA Subpoenas Practitioners Using Drones

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Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration has the real estate industry in its crosshairs, as the agency begins to come down on the growing popularity of unlawful drone use for taking listing photos and videos.

The FAA is beginning by targeting several brokerages in New York City that use drones, slapping them with subpoenas in a widespread move to learn more about how real estate professionals use the technology to advance their businesses.

This is the FAA’s interpretation of lawful model aircraft use.

The FAA does not condone the use of drones for commercial purposes but is expected to reveal proposed rules for such use next year. Hobbyists For now, practitioners who use drones for their business can be fined — and that’s exactly what will happen to a handful of NYC’s largest brokerages if they don’t stop their drone use immediately, FAA sources told the New York Post.

“It has completely blown up. We’re getting [subpoenas] all over the city and the Hamptons, and they’re just going to general counsel,” a source with New York-based Halstead Property told the Post. “It was a total shock.”

Several other NYC real estate firms have been subpoenaed as well, including Time Equities and Alchemy Property.

“We have a mandate to protect the American public in the air and on the ground, and the public expects us to carry out the mission,” FAA administrator Michael Huerta wrote in a memo, according to the Post.

It speaks to the risk real estate professionals take when using drones for their listings. The National Association of REALTORS® has long warned that practitioners should steer clear of using drones for their business until the FAA releases solid rules on such use, which is expected by September 2015.

Source: “FAA takes on city Realtors using drones,” New York Post (July 1, 2014)


Posted on 06-25-2014

Keauhou Aquifer Info Meeting 7-7-2014

CRS Core Course Offered on Big Island, Oct. 29th - Early Bird Registration Available!

Posted on 06-25-2014

CLICK HERE for more information or to Register!10-29-14 CRS 103 (Big Island)  - Fillable Jackie Leavenworth Seminar_Page_1