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8 Trends Shaping the Real Estate Industry

July 2, 2012: 

NAR held discussions to determine today's real estate industry climate, and the research surfaced eight trends that are vital for setting strategic direction for agents, brokers, and associations alike.

Field Guide to Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS)

July 2, 2012: 

RETS provides a common language so that computers can more easily transfer real estate information, such as MLS data, to other computer programs or websites.

NAR Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Appraisal Issues

June 29, 2012: 

On June 28, 2012, Frank Gregoire testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Pro Shares Tips for Getting More Business

June 29, 2012: 

It's his skill at acquiring new business, national marketing, and relationship building that earned Bret Hunsaker the 2010 REALTOR® of the Year from the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. Check out the CommercialSource blog, where the 25-year commercial pro shares his best tips for getting more business.

Growing Our Global Network in the Middle East

June 28, 2012: 

NAR recently expanded its global reach by signing a Cooperating Association Agreement with the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI). This is NAR's first bilateral partner in the Middle East.

Strong, Independent Appraisal Industry Vital to Market and Loan Origination Process, Say Realtors®

June 28, 2012: 

Developing and reporting property values more accurately is critical to improving market performance, reducing risk and strengthening the housing finance system, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Earn Continuing Education (CE) Credit With At Home With Diversity Course

June 27, 2012: 

NAR's At Home With Diversity online class and certification have been approved for continuing education credit in over 35 states. Learn how to work effectively with - and within - today's rapidly growing multicultural market by taking the "At Home With Diversity" course.

Field Guide to Property Tax Appeals

June 26, 2012: 

(Updated April 2013)

You just received your property taxes and they've gone up again. What can you do? Although each individual assessing body has a different method of filing property tax appeals, this field guide offers some general guidelines and resources to give you an edge in the process. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

Field Guide to Working With First-Time Homebuyers

June 26, 2012: 

REALTORS® can use the resources, tips, statistics, and links in this field guide to help their clients through the first-time home buying experience.

Field Guide to Working With Difficult Customers

June 26, 2012: 

(Updated June 2014)

Do you feel that you have to work with all clients, no matter how difficult they are? They may be more trouble than they're worth. Find out how to deal with difficult customers, when and how to "fire" a customer, and much more. (C. Dodge, Information Specialist)