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REALTOR(R) University’s Graduate School is Open for Business!

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REALTOR® University launched its first Master of Real Estate course, Real Estate Law (RE520), on February 27. The Master of Real Estate curriculum emphasizes the practical skills and concepts the real estate industry demands from real estate professionals and blends theory with real-world applications. Even if you missed the first class, four eight-week sessions remain in 2012. The next session …

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What I Learned at Leadership

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By Lynn Minnick I was lucky enough to have been picked to participate in NAR’s Leadership 200 and 300 classes this week at my association.  I say lucky enough because we’re the largest association in our state and there were only 35 seats open.  Last summer I was involved in our two-day strategic planning session, which was a first for …

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5 Reasons to Love Realtors Property Resource®

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By Stefanie Hahn Realtors Property Resource® was recently introduced to my market and I am pleasantly surprised by how much I love this tool.  For those of you not familiar with RPR, it is a database of 116 million homes nationwide that (once your MLS allows), you can access to search, compare, create reports with data from a myriad of …

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Learn About the New REALTOR.org

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REALTOR.org is being overhauled to give NAR members access to the most authoritative and useful business information as quickly and easily as possible. The new My.REALTOR.org, which will be replacing REALTOR.org at the end of March, is being reorganized by topic to reflect how you use information in your real estate business. As NAR members, you can customize the site …

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Duty’s Calling, YPN

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By Nobu Hata Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we’re living and working in a tenuously linked society right now.  Hyper-political-mumbo-jumbo is being thrown around to a jaded audience, and we are more polarized and fractured than ever before. That same thing could be said for the real estate industry. Data, IDX, syndication, broker-centric, agent-centric, consumer-centric, …

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My First NAR Conference Review

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By Brooke Wolford I arrived home yesterday from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  I felt invigorated and yet somewhat overwhelmed. I had taken so much in while at the conference and my REALTOR® A.D.D. kicked right in. All the information I received while at the conference was amazing and I really didn’t know where to begin implementing …

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RPAC, Campaign Contributions, and What I Did On My Summer Vacation

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By Nobu Hata This summer, against my wife’s better judgment (sorry hon), I decided to take the plunge into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee’s President’s Circle.  Basically, after giving at the local level, I’m contributing $2,000 of my hard-earned cash directly to industry-friendly politicians’ political campaigns. Say what? I had many reasons to do it, and if you told me …

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Get Involved: Think Nationally, Act Locally

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By Toby Boyce I’ve had the fortune of serving on committees for the Delaware County Board of REALTORS®, Ohio Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®. By far, whenever the topic comes up around agent and non-agent friends alike, the focus is shifted towards NAR and how “cool” that is. Sure, I’m a big fan of the work NAR’s …

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Community Platform Will Connect YPN

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By Scott Newman At a recent Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Board meeting, YPN Manager Rob Reuter presented to us a beta-test version of NAR’s new YPN Community platform – an interactive and searchable system of registered YPN member profiles. I wanted to share the exciting details with you so you can get the word out and make this a …

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Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, communication, Helpful Tools, YPN News 6 Comments

By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means of any sort and had saved for years and years to make this dream of cruising a reality. Being frugal with …