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January 1, 2006

Analysis of local legislation

NAR's Land-Use Initiative helps state and local Realtor® associations in their public policy advocacy of (or opposition to) land-use issues. Upon request, NAR will provide free expert analysis of the legal, planning, economic, and environmental issues surrounding legislative and regulatory proposals.

Primary contact: Bob McNamara
202-383-1268
bmcnamara@realtors.org

Secondary contact: Gerald L. Allen
202-383-1109gallen@realtors.org

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Money to fund diversity

programs

Local and state associations can apply for financial support for programs and activities that position Realtors® as leaders in our increasingly diverse communities.

CONTACT: Hugh Morris
202-383-1278
hmorris@realtors.org

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Political action

software

GetActive’s basic software for grassroots political action, e-mail messaging, fund-raising, and advocacy management is made available to Realtor® associations through NAR at no cost.

CONTACT: Rick Miller
202/383-1107
Rmiller@realtors.org

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Funding to promote Realtor® policy

NAR's Issues Mobilization program supports Realtor® associations with education, technical assistance, and financial support to organize and manage effective issue campaigns to promote Realtor® public policy.

Contact: Lisa F. Scott
202-383-1270
lscott@realtors.org

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Real estate news

e-mail

Realtor® Magazine Online offers a free daily and weekly real estate news service that includes market conditions, and real estate-related legal, legislative, and business stories. Link to it from your association site.

Contact: Kelly Quigley, RMO Editor
312-329-8378
kquigley@realtors.org

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Webcasts on association issues

Tune in to free webcasts offered periodically as issues important to Realtor® associations arise.

Contact: Cindy Sampalis
csampalis@realtors.org
312-329-8302

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Technology

advice

NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology Outreach Initiative provides free advice on technology selection and implementation, including evaluating and comparing hardware and software alternatives for your Realtor® association or MLS.

Outreach Contact Information
info@crt.realtors.org
312/329-8273

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Access to hundreds of magazines

Access current and back issues of more than 1,400 business, real estate, and management magazines, newspapers, and journals online through NAR’s library.

Contact: Mary Martinez, Library Manager
312-329-8832
mmartinez@realtors.org

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Web site security scan

NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology offers free security scans of association Web sites to check for holes and vulnerabilities.

Outreach Contact Information
info@crt.realtors.org
312/329-8273

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Software for data security

NAR's Center for Realtor® Technology offers associations two free software programs to prevent online data theft. NoScrap and reCaptcha identify a Web site user as either a human or a computer program and can then block or allow access.

Outreach Contact Information
info@crt.realtors.org
312/329-8273

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MLS policy compliance software

PolicyPage, an Internet compliance software application, scans members’ Web sites for compliance with Multiple Listing System display policies.

info@crt.realtors.org
312/329-8273

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Public Awareness PR

Materials

The NAR Public Awareness Campaign includes a wide range of free customizable print and Web ads for associations and members.

NAR has contracted with the MOST Agency to develop and maintain the national Public Awareness Campaign media plans and to provide local media planning assistance.

For questions relating to media, contact:

Elias Dawly
Senior VP, Director of Media Services
MOST Agency
4001 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA  92660
elias@mostagency.com
949-475-4050 x226

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Money for AE

education

NAR offers scholarships to AEs that cover tuition to attend the Association Executives Institute and application fees to the Realtor® Certified Executive designation program.

Contact: Krystal Allen
800/874-6500, x8514
kallen@realtors.org
or
Cynthia Bair
800/874-6500, x3280
cbair@realtors.org

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Program and issue

presentations

Need a personal update on an NAR program, initiative, or association issue? NAR’s vice president of leadership development will come to your association for free and speak to you and your members.

Contact: Gar Anderson, VP AE & Leadership Development
ganderson@realtors.org

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Field trip to NAR for new AEs

All local AEs who are new to the Realtor® organization are invited to attend an orientation at the NAR Chicago headquarters. NAR covers all travel expenses including airfare and hotel.

Contact: Cindy Sampalis
csamplais@realtors.org
312-329-8302

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Basic association management course

The Realtor® Association Management Self-Study Course now is free to all association staff. Over the years it has been an essential learning tool for those new to the industry.

Contact:Renee Holland
312/329-8545
rholland@realtors.org