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Cutoff Looms on Loan Accord

January 31, 2012: 

Federal and state officials negotiating with major banks on a settlement over allegedly improper foreclosures have given state attorneys general until Feb. 3 to opt in to a potential deal. The number of states participating could affect the value of the deal or whether an accord is even reached.

Realtor.com® International

January 27, 2012: 

In the short amount of time since the realtor.com® global site launched, there are more than 4 million active listings already on the site, including over 1.2 million International listings.

Online Piracy Bills Debated

January 23, 2012: 

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.

Appraisers: Don't Blame Us

January 20, 2012: 

“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.

CIPS Faculty

January 20, 2012: 

Meet our world-class faculty. These instructors are well versed in the CIPS curriculum and certified to teach various aspects of the program.

Make Our Marks Remarkable

January 12, 2012: 

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 Green

January 11, 2012: 

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 Creasap

January 11, 2012: 

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 Rzeszewski

January 11, 2012: 

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 Kairis

January 11, 2012: 

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.

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