COVID-19 Resources and Communications

In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, we have created a page on the IBR website that contains a chronological digest of all communications related to the COVID019 pandemic. You can access it from the link above, or from the “FOR MEMBERS” pulldown menu on the IBR home page. In addition, NYSAR…

NY HERO Act Adopted at Board Office

PLAN IMPLEMENTED On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under the NY HERO Act. This designation requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans.  your IBR Board Office has implemented a plan in accordance with the NY HERO Act and as recommended by NYSAR Legal. See the…

FEMA and Flood Maps – IBR Lunch and Learn

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Ithaca Board and the Education Committee welcomed Sally Hoyt, from Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Jackie Dresser, from TG Miller, PC, and Scott Doyle, from the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability to speak to members about FEMA and flood maps See the video here.

Annual Presentation of IBR Awards and Installation of 2021 Officers

On Thursday, January 7, members of the Ithaca Board of Realtors® (IBR) gathered to share in the presentation of annual awards to members who stood out in 2020, and to usher in a new and promising year.  Introductory remarks were made by outgoing president Mary Stoe, who welcomed all attending members to the virtual ceremony,…

Lunch and Learn: Ithaca City Building Department

James (“Jamie”) Gatch, City of Ithaca housing code supervisor, joined us for a very informative session on all aspects of building inspections, where he touched on a variety of topics related to housing codes and inspections. Jamie answered questions that were submitted by members of the Ithaca Board of Realtors®, providing a great deal of…

Reposted from REALTOR Magazine: “A Hard Truth Real Estate Pros Must Confront”

By Graham Wood Renewing your commitment to fair housing—a recent initiative of the National Association of REALTORS®—is a strong component of expanding fairness in real estate. But it’s not the first step of the journey. As the nation is learning in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, Americans must first acknowledge the deep-seated pain associated…