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The Safety Talk You Need to Have With Clients

Have you had the safety talk with your clients yet? It’s not only for their safety but for yours too. It’s a conversation far too many real estate professionals omit from their discussions with home sellers and buyers. September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and most real estate safety information mostly centers on how to keep you safe when meeting new …

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56 Safety Tips for Realtors®

September is Realtor® Safety Month, but Realtors® should keep a strong focus on safety throughout the year. We’ve got 56 safety tips to help you be knowledgeable, aware and empowered! Tip #1 Keep it light Show properties before dark. If you are going to be working after hours, advise your associate or first-line supervisor of your schedule. If you must …

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NAR Member Profile: Realtors® Used More Technology, Cited Inventory Constraints

Even before the real estate industry was confronted with the coronavirus pandemic, Realtors® had already begun to make sizable increases in their use of technology and online tools in an effort to accommodate clients and advance their businesses. That is according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2020 Member Profile, an annual report that outlines members’ behaviors and characteristics over …

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Millennials Are Fueling Housing’s Rebound

Young prospective home buyers in their 20s and 30s who were once reluctant to purchase are now driving the housing market recovery during the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reports. Even prior to the pandemic, millennial buyers were starting to increase in number, accounting for more than half of all new-home loans early last year. They have consistently stayed above …

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2020 Realtors® of Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

NVBR is pleased to announce the nomination process for the 2020 REALTORS® of Distinction Awards. Our Association has many deserving individuals who are leaders in the real estate community and have given their generous time for the betterment of the industry. The awards recipients will be announced in late September and honored at the NVBR Annual Meeting in November. Awards …

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VAR Realtor® Restart Plan

Vermont’s Work Smart and Stay Safe initiative requires businesses with 10 or more employees to develop a reopening and training plan to ensure the health and safety of employees and the public as Vermont phases in the opening of businesses throughout the state. In early May, the Vermont Association of Realtors® (VAR) formed a Real Estate Sector Return to Work …

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Pandemic Has Made Americans More Eager to Buy, Survey Finds

The pandemic isn’t scaring off home buyers. More than half—or 53% of about 1,000 home buyers recently surveyed—say they are more likely to buy a home in the next year due to the coronavirus outbreak. First-time home buyers and millennials may be the most eager to buy within the next 12 months, the survey from LendingTree shows. The top two …

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Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

The mind science experts at the Perception Institute (link is external) present an online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias (link is external) in their daily business interactions. Drawing upon the latest evidence-based research (link is external), Perception explains how our brains’ automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause us to treat those who are different …

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NAR’s 2020 ‘That’s Who We R’ Campaign is Live

“That’s Who We R,” NAR’s national advertising campaign, helps consumers understand that REALTORS® are real estate experts in their local communities, who abide by NAR’s Code of Ethics and fight for real estate dreams and property rights. This year’s ads rally consumers to “Look for the R” for reassurance, resources, and reliable guidance on their path to property ownership. Take …

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How to Fund Your Unexpected Expenses: A Free Webinar

Make sure you have savings in case of an emergency or unexpected expense. Join NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness’ Funding Your Unexpected Expenses webinar—Feb. 19, 1pm CT to learn how to build savings and avoid relying on credit. The cost of doing business is one of, if not the least, budgeted and under-budgeted items that most REALTORS® don’t take …

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The Voice for Real Estate: Feb. 3

NAR doubles down on Fair Housing, a look at 2019’s achievements, and Volunteer Works, a year-long mentorship program for Realtors® who are expanding their community service programs.

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