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May 09, 2018
WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. In the calls and emails, recipients are pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls and emails, which threaten recipients with...
May 08, 2018
BROKERS: Effective May 1, TREC will no longer automatically open a corresponding complaint against a Principal Broker (PB) when a complaint is filed against an affiliated licensee. Instead, the PB will receive notification of the complaint and have the opportunity to respond and provide any information deemed necessary. Although an automatic complaint will not be opened against the PB, upon review of the complaint filed against the affiliated...
Mar 29, 2018
Realtors must keep safety in mind.  Recently, Agent 1 contacted the association to report she had been working with a male in his mid 20s.  Described as "eccentric," he appeared to only be interested in seeing vacant homes.  Agent 2 in the same office agreed to help out and show the male properties on a day when Agent 1 was unavailable.  During one of the showings with Agent 2 the male...
Feb 23, 2018
KAAR occasionally receives reports from members who suspect their listings have been fraudulently posted on Craigslist as rental listings. It is believed that these listings are being posted on Craigslist as part of a scam or a plan to trick those who respond to the fake rental ads out of money. If this has happened to you or if you want to learn more in order to prevent this issue, read more about...
Feb 02, 2018
On Tuesday, January 30, the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors® took part in the statewide Realtor “Day on the Hill” at our state capitol.  KAAR brought over 50 of the 400 Realtors who attended this important political advocacy event, which gives Realtors a chance to meet their elected officials and speak on issues important to Realtors and their clients. KAAR's jurisdiction covers 12 counties in East Tennessee so its group...
Jan 09, 2018
Short Term Rentals are now being permitted. Knoxville residents wishing to operate a short-term rental unit can apply for a permit from the City of Knoxville, Business Tax Office, in room 450 of the City County Building, 400 Main St., provided they meet the conditions in the City’s newly adopted short-term rental ordinance. City staff will offer two training and question-and-answer sessions for short-term rental hosts on Tuesday, Jan....

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