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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,556 views]
Benton Realtor named ARELLO president elect

Karen Crowson – principal broker at Crye-Leike Realtors in Benton and a member of the Benton-Bryant Realtors Association – has been named president elect of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO), an international organization.
Crowson, a member of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, will be the second Arkansan named president of ARELLO. Gary Isom, executive director of the Real Estate Commission, was the ARELLO president in 2010.
Crowson said she became senior district vice president – a position on ARELLO’s five-member Executive Committee – in January The president-elect position …

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[9 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,535 views]
BPO legislation clears Senate subcommittee

After months of squabbling, a bill that would regulate broker price opinions (BPOs) prepared by real estate agents cleared the Arkansas Senate Committee on Insurance and Finance with a “do pass” recommendation.
The bill at issue — SB720 — is scheduled to go before the full Senate at 1:30 p.m. today. The battle lines are pretty well defined on this one, folks. On one side you’ve got appraisers claiming that BPOs — which are almost always cheaper to purchase than full appraisals — might in fact be used as appraisals. What’s …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,477 views]
Arkansas Legislature considering real estate regulation, illegal immigration

As any Arkansan who has been paying attention knows, the state Legislature is in session and considering a slew of new laws.
While we at First Arkansas News would love to keep our readers well informed about what the Legislature is considering, the fact is we only have the time and resources to write about a couple of bills that grab our attention. If you’re a political junkie, head on over to TalkBusiness.net or TolbertReport.com for all the political wonkery you can handle.
That said, here are a few bills that have …