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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 September and honored at the NVBR Annual Meeting (TBD). Awards nomination forms …

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NVBR Realtor® Open Houses are Back!

NVBR’s Realtor® Open House (ROH) program is back! The popular ROH restarts on July 2. To ensure the safety of our members, NVBR asks that anyone conducting or attending a ROH adhere to the following COVID-19 safety guidelines: Always wear a mask Social distance a minimum of 6 feet A maximum of 25 people are allowed at any one time …

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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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Record Low Mortgage Rates for the Long Term?

The Federal Reserve announced in mid-June that it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero through 2022—a move that could set the course for record low mortgage rates for the next three years. The Fed’s key rate doesn’t directly affect mortgage rates, but it often influences them. The federal funds rate is what banks charge one another for short-term …

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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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18 Ways 2019 Was a Winning Year for Realtors®

REALTORS® had an action-packed year in 2019, with many key victories that have set the industry up for success in 2020. Although not an exhaustive list, here are 19 of the National Association of REALTORS®’ biggest wins last year that will help your business succeed going forward. Condo rule. After nearly a decade of NAR advocacy efforts, the Department of …

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VT Division of Fire Safety Launching Monthly Video Series

The Vermont Division of Fire Safety has launched the first of a 12-video series on fire safety topics aimed at helping Vermonters understand fire safety. This is good information to share with your clients and customers. Here is the first of the series. Use this link to share with your clients and customers: https://youtu.be/h9AVyo541Rw WATCH THE VIDEO

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