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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.

Zachary Benjamin

January 11, 2012: 

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.

Cindy Fauth

January 11, 2012: 

Cindy joined NAR in September 2009. Prior to NAR, Cindy served in various marketing capacities at Robert-Leslie Publishing and Smithbucklin Corporation. Her primary role at NAR is to lead the global marketing and public relations efforts for the department. She lends her expertise to the promotion and growth of the Certified International Property Specialist designation, Resort and Second Home and At Home with Diversity certifications alongwith the many other programs NAR Global Business and Alliances offers. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Kentucky.

Katie Stouffs

January 11, 2012: 

Katie joined NAR in June 2008 from the Corporate Executive Board, a best practice research and analysis firm serving Fortune 500 corporations, where she was employed as a Senior Manager specializing in meetings & global events. Prior to CEB, Katie worked in Dublin, Ireland for the Irish Institute where she partnered with Irish & Northern Irish policymakers and facilitated professional development programs aimed at promoting peace. Katie holds a M.A. in English with a concentration in Irish Studies from Boston College and a B.A. in Writing from Fairfield University.