Category: EMTAR

EMTAR’s Rookie of The Year for 2019 is…

Christy Tarsh Harris, Congratulations!!!

With hard work and dedication in her first year as a Real Estate Agent, Christy achieved the highest sales in direct competition with all other first year agents in 2019. We see a bright future ahead for Christy and know that she’ll help many future home buyers and sellers and further the American Dream of owning a home. Congratulations Christy and Congratulations Cumberland Real Estate, LLC!

EMTAR’s REALTOR® of The Year for 2019 is…


Of all the awards a REALTOR® can achieve, REALTOR® of the Year is the highest honor and award that can be obtained. Unlike all the other awards that are based solely on sales, this award is based on many attributes that make a REALTOR® stand out above the rest. It recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities, how much they have participated at all levels of the REALTOR® organization, how they have advanced their professional development, and their contributions to civic activities, charity and community development.

REALTORS® are nominated by their fellow peers and then each candidate is screened and scored by a committee made up of past REALTOR® of the Year recipients.



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and out of our concern for your continued health and well-being, our Board of Directors and officers have decided to cancel all events, classes, and committee meetings through April 30, 2020. Please know that this decision has not been taken lightly and we truly do have your best interest at heart. We are disappointed to have to take such extreme measures, however this too shall pass and we will survive because that’s who we “R”! Please be vigilant and stay safe. We are praying for you and your families as we weather this crisis together.
As of March 22, 2020 – The City of Lebanon has declared a state of emergency – MORE INFO
As of March 23, 2020 – The City of Mt. Juliet has declared a state of emergency – MORE INFO
As of March 25, 2020 – Wilson County has declared a state of emergency – MORE INFO
As of March 30, 2020 – Governor Lee deems real estate, title services, appraisals “essential services”– MORE INFO
April 3, 2020  – Letter to members from TN REALTORS® regarding real estate as “essential” –  MORE INFO
April 13, 2020  – Governor Lee extends TN’s stay at home order through April 30th –  MORE INFO
If you are currently registered for any classes/events that are being cancelled, we will contact you directly.


    • NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now – Free/discounted products and services including webinars, education courses, and much more! *NAR is funding 2-months of access to Members TeleHealth at no cost to members that sign up by May 31, 2020.*
    • NAR’s Comprehensive Guide to Benefits for REALTORS® – Congress passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package on March 27, 2020 with overwhelming bipartisan support. Find out what it means for REALTORS® and their consumers.
    • TN REALTORS® COVID-19 News – Stay up to date with the TN REALTORS® COVID-19 webpage.

    As of 5/4/20, the EMTAR Office doors will be closed. However staff is working at the office and will be happy to help you via phone and appointments.

    Please call us if you have questions or need service – 615-758-9851




    As of 5/4/20:

    At this time, signs can be ordered by calling 615-758-9851 or emailing Payment will be taken over the phone, and you will be able to pick up your signs at the office. Please call the office and let us know you are on your way, and we will place your order outside.
  • SENTRICARDS & LOCKBOXES – Info and Service

    If you are needing to purchase or have questions regarding SentriCards or Lockboxes, please contact us at 615-758-9851 or by email


    • If you are promptly needing CE credit for your license renewal, we would encourage you to take your classes online by clicking here. TREC Core is also available online by clicking here.
    • New Member Orientation is being offered via Zoom on May 13th and May 15th. For more info and to register please click here.
    • In light of COVID-19, the Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) issued an update that included: “…effective immediately until May 18, 2020, or until further such notice, no license will be suspended for failure to complete continuing education requirements.” For more details, click here.
    • RealTracs is now conducting live education sessions (no CE credit, though). To register for online training in login to and select “Sign Up for a Class” in the Help menu. Select Virtual Online Training at the top for a list of online classes, dates, and times.

    • All committee meetings are cancelled.
    • All EMTAR events are cancelled/postponed.

    Unfortunately the 2019 Awards of Excellence Celebration is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. If you were registered for this event we will contact you directly. For more information click here.

Disaster Relief


If your property was affected by the tornado in Middle Tennessee on March 2-3, you may apply for mortgage/rent assistance from the National Association of REALTORS® via the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). You do not need to be a REALTOR® to apply. The RRF will provide up to $1,000 to each qualified applicant while funds remain available. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020, but do not delay. Please complete the PDF form at the link and email it to –

APPLICATION…/Relief-Assistance-Application-2020… email to

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS…/uploads/2020/03/RRF-Requirements.pdf


***FREE STORAGE (MARCH ONLY) – Hal Bone with Horizon Construction is offering free storage for the month of March to anyone affected by the storm. For more information please contact:
Kim Lorance, Director of Business Development at Just Box It


Assistance is limited to home repair, personal property repair and rental assistance for temporary housing; FEMA is unable to assist with mortgage or rent payments if you stay in your damaged home.

Federal assistance for Wilson, Davidson, and Putnam Counties  – Go to for FEMA individual assistance. Disaster Assistance Hotline: 800-621-3362

What to do if your Business of Farm was damaged

  • Possible FEMA Grants – These grants can cover medical expenses, funeral costs, car repairs, tools or equipment needed for work. To be considered for a FEMA grant, the business owner must have proof of her rejected SBA application. Conditions for approval are weighted toward emergency funds for individuals and families.

Unemployed? If you lost work as a result of the disaster

  • You may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). You may contact your local unemployment office or Workforce Commission for additional information regarding DUA benefits. You may also contact your mortgage lender or landlord to explain your circumstances and situation to see if special arrangements can be made.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA can help Homeowners, Renters, Businesses, NonProfits


  • Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
    – Claim a Casualty Loss – losses not covered by insurance or other reimbursements
    – If your loss occurred in a federally declared disaster area, you can either claim it on this year’s tax return or last year’s tax return.
    -Free tax help at many of the IRS offices and at temporary FEMA disaster recovery centers


EMTAR is taking monetary donations for those in our community that have been affected by the Storms.


Send checks payable to:
2588 N. Mt. Juliet Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
with Memo line: “disaster relief”

TREC Approved several proposed rules – Effective Nov. 3, 2019

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) approved several proposed rules at its meeting on Dec. 5, 2018. The rules were filed with the Secretary of State on Aug. 5, 2019, and will become effective on Nov. 3, 2019. These rules have been filed as Proposed Rules and will be promulgated without a hearing ninety (90) days from the filing date unless a petition is received by at least ten (10) persons who will be affected by the rule.

The proposed rules eliminate and reduce certain licensing fees. Specifically, the rules:

  • reduce the original license fee from $100 to $90
  • reduce the renewal license fee from $80 to $75
  • eliminate fees for change of firm address, name change, duplicate licenses, commission manual, certified copy fees, printouts of licensee information, and printout of licensee information fees
  • lower the initial $10 fee deposited into TREC’s education & recovery account to $1
  • revise the language for the handling of bad checks to comport with state law
  • reduce all educational course application fees by at least half

A full description of these rules is available HERE.

Sandestin 2019 Fall Convention

2019 Fall Convention

DATES: Sept. 18-20, 2019

LOCATION: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa / 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 / Phone: (800) 559-1805 

HOTEL: View our block and reserve your room HERE.

REGISTRATION: Go HERE to log in and register.

COST: Early Bird Registration (Deadline: July 24) = Members $225 / Member Spouse-Guest $125 / Institute Affiliates $295 / Non-Members $415

EMTAR 2018 Realtor Of The Year

EMTAR’s REALTOR® of The Year is Kay Self!

Congratulations to EMTAR’s REALTOR® of The Year, Kay Self with Crye-Leike REALTORS® – Mt. Juliet! In 2018 she served as the Recording Secretary on the board of directors and co-chaired our RPAC Committee. “She is a very good agent and represents her clients, sellers, buyers and our Board very well.” Congratulations Kay!

2018 EMTAR Rookie of The Year

EMTAR’s Rookie of The Year is Kenny Sallis!

Congratulations to EMTAR’s Rookie of The Year, Kenny Sallis with Blackwell Realty and Auction! Not only is Kenny our Rookie of The Year but he also received the Diamond Award, which is our highest category for sales volume. “Kenny is a class act that always looks out for his clients’ best interest. Kenny treats everyone with respect during the many transactions he’s done this year.” Congratulations Kenny!

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2588 N. Mt. Juliet Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

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