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The Real Estate Board Library contains scores of professional journals, periodicals and reports on industry topics in the largest such collection of any New York City trade association. The library also contains up-to-date computerized ownership and mortgage information files on all properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, as well as assessed valuation listings and current property maps for every parcel in the city.
Exclusive access to this invaluable fund of information is available free of charge to REBNY members whether they visit the library in person or online. For a modest fee, the Board provides members with valuable customized reports from information contained in the database.
The Board does not compete with its members for appraisal business. However in certain circumstances, it provides appraisal services to those who send a written request to the President of the Board.
The Board provides mediation when necessary to settle disputes whether between members, between members and their firms or between members and non-members.
A qualified mediator that is acceptable to both parties will handle the mediation. Once the parties reach an agreement, it is put in writing. Should an agreement not occur, the parties may submit to binding arbitration.
The REBNY Legal Line is a service that provides free legal advice from REBNY's Broker Counsel Neil Garfinkel, one of New York’s leading experts in brokerage and real estate law to all REBNY members.
REBNY's Residential Listing Service (RLS) is a sharing of listings available to all REBNY firms that are members of the Residential Brokerage Division and non-member firms that receive revenue from the residential sale or rental of residential property located in the jurisdictions authorized by the Residential Board of Directors. This system mandates that within 24 hours of being engaged as an Exclusive Agent, every RLS member must initiate an offer of co-brokerage of all exclusive sale or rental listings located in the said jurisdictions to every other member of the RLS system who has expressed in writing an interest in receiving such listings, unless directed not to do so by the seller.
RLS Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Information:
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For more information, contact RLS Director Freddy Sarabia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The REBNY Property Database is a searchable web-based tool containing information on every property in New York City. Searching for properties in the database can be done by entering addresses, blocks and lots, neighborhoods, and other identifiers. Records for individual properties include such things as recent sales, ownership, zoning, taxes, physical characteristics and more. The data is sourced directly from the New York City Department of Finance and is updated monthly.
REBNY provides ongong research on the New York City Real Estate industry. We offer the New York City-wide Residential Sales Report, the REBNY Broker Confidence Index and the REBNY Commercial Brokerage Retail Report to our members and the public. Additionally our members gain access to the REBNY Statistical Abstract on the Local Economy, the REBNY Market Report, Residential Unit Permits, New Construction inoformation and e-Newsletters: From the Prresident, which highlights legislation that impacts the NYC real estate industry; Brokerage Leagal Line Question fo the Week, writen by REBNY Brokerage Counsil, Neil Garfinkel, Esq., Partner in Abrams Garfinkel & Margolis; and the Research Numbers You Need To Know, highlighting interesting New York City related data.