This week two federal online piracy bills garnered significant media attention when a number of popular websites went dark in opposition to the legislation. The bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) H.R. 3261 and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) S. 968 are intended to address the problem of foreign websites that facilitate the downloading of digital content like movies and music.
“Don’t shoot the messenger,” is the message the Appraisal Institute has for those in the real estate industry. Appraisers have been taking heat the last few months over low home values, with critics arguing that values aren’t matching a home listing or contract’s price and valuations are unfairly weighing distressed properties into the equation.
Meet our world-class faculty. These instructors are well versed in the CIPS curriculum and certified to teach various aspects of the program.
At Home With Diversity® is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. More importantly, the class teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with — and within — a rapidly changing multicultural market.
The term REALTOR® is not only a trademark owned by NAR and protected by federal law, it is also a valuable membership benefit that distinguishes members from all others in the real estate business. Watch this entertaining, three-minute video to learn how members can protect the value of the mark by using it properly. Remember, a REALTOR® isn't "just another real estate agent." Being a REALTOR® means more.
Watch this video to learn why NAR protects the the value of the REALTOR® trademark.
Lindsay joined the Global Division of NAR in June of 2011 as the Coordinator for the Resort and Diversity Certifications. She holds a B.A. in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago, where she also served asan Orientation Leadership Board Member. Prior to NAR, Lindsay worked at Schawk in the Retail Marketing Divisionon the Sears Holdings Corporation account. Contact Lindsay Green.
Daniel joined NAR in December 2008 in REBAC/Seniors Real Estate Council where he served as Member Service Representative for the SRES Designation program. Daniel has moved to the Global department to serve as the Global Education Specialist for the CIPS Designation program. He is a graduate of Wabash College with a degree in Political Science and Spanish. He completed a study abroad program in Ecuador where he studied Latin American literature. Prior to coming to NAR, he worked at Smithbucklin and has a background in association management.
Jennifer joined NAR in October of 2007 in REBAC/ Seniors Real Estate Council where she was the Manager of the SRES designation program. In her current role as Manager, Global Education and Membership she manages the CIPS designation program and CIPS faculty. She is a graduate of Lewis University with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. She completed a study abroad program in China where she studied International Business and Foreign Politics in 4 major cities in China.
Carol oversees four areas of training (and associated memberships where applicable), related to Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and At Home With Diversity (AHWD) along with the Resort and Second Home programs. In addition to training, Carol will be involved in local and state association outreach and assistance. Carol has been with NAR for almost five years. The first three years were spent as Managing Director of the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Member Development.
Zachary joined NAR in 2010 as the Global Business Development and Outreach Manager. He most recently worked with the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity, where he led membership and educational efforts to bring cultural awareness to hospital administrators. His experience is invaluable as he undertakes the goal of helping local associations educate members in the opportunities that exist in global business, as well as in how to serve an ever-growing multicultural consumer and foreign buyer base. Zach holds a M.A.