YPN Launches New Website

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By Rob Reuter After nearly a year of research and development, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new Young Professionals Network website, ypn.realtor! The 2017 YPN Advisory Board made the development of a YPN website a key initiative when it was determined that a hub for all YPN resources was needed to better serve local and state …

YPN Represents in D.C.

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Members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the real estate industry during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. As part of the week’s events, about 250 people attended the eighth annual YPN networking reception on May 15 at the Park at 14th to meet and …

3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

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By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing …

Tech Companies You Need to Know

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Meet the real estate tech companies providing promising tools to brokers, agents, and their clients. NAR and Second Century Ventures recently announced the new REach® Class of 2017, featuring a roster of startups focused on security, process digitization, information transfer, and more. Learn about this year’s class: Adwerx: A digital advertising company for real estate professionals that focuses on retargeting …

Justify Your Existence

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By Sam DeBord Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members. A good friend of mine, who was an engineer at Apple, used to recount Steve Jobs’ version of this value-seeking process. He’d walk into …

Three Leadership Takeaways

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John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the second entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom When elected president for a state or local board, the “presidential year” really kicks off in August with the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. The two-day …

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The REALTOR® Value Proposition: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch?

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By Sam DeBord This week I’m in Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo, and it got me thinking: Some of the most interesting committees I’ve worked with lately have focused on a range of issues surrounding the value proposition for the REALTOR® brand. From a communications audit at our local board to a state/NAR combined idea building …

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NAR/Realtor.com® Agreement Part 1: Displaying Unlisted New Homes & New Home Communities

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By Sam DeBord The National Association of REALTORS® recently voted to approve updates to its operating agreement with realtor.com® and allow more flexibility for the Web site.  There has been a wide range of reactions from REALTORS®. This blog is part one of my five-part series in which I will discuss the propriety of the agreement. Let’s start with some …

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Thank You

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By Anand Patel “Why do you do this for free?” “What do you get out of it?” “When do you have time to make money?” “Why do you waste your time with that?” “What’s the point?” If you volunteer some of your time and talents to National Association of REALTORS® (or any other organization) at the local, state, or national …

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Looking Forward to the Midyear Meetings in Washington!

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By Anand Patel Having just returned from Great American Realtor Days (GARD) in my state’s capital of Tallahassee, Fla., I am energized for my first trip to Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this May. GARD is an annual event for REALTORS® from across the state of Florida to meet and discuss key real estate issues with …