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NAR Accepting Applications for 2020 Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders from the local and state level for the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTOR® University is excited to present NAR’s 2020 Leadership Academy. The 2020 schedule includes eight sessions containing both interactive online and in-person experiences. Sessions will be self-paced and extend over a three-week period. Estimated time per session is three hours or …

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Forecasters: Home Buyers, Sellers May Have Tough Road Ahead

Rising mortgage rates and home prices may prove a bigger thorn to home buyers in 2019 as buying a home gets more expensive in the new year. Meanwhile, as more homeowners list their homes, sellers will face greater competition, possibly increasing the need for concessions. Mortgage rates are forecast to reach 5.5 percent by the end of the year, and …

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Taxation, Access to Credit, Infrastructure Among 2019 NAR Policy Priorities

NAR is working to be at the forefront of discussions as Congress and the White House seek agreement on a comprehensive national infrastructure package next year. The effort to ensure the voice of REALTORS® is heard as the federal government turns its attention to infrastructure is a top federal public policy priority of NAR in 2019. Other priorities include making …

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Show Clients You’re the Best in the Business. Here’s How.

Competition for business is fierce. So what if you could demonstrate to clients how you stand apart as a professional? You can, through the new Commitment to Excellence (C2EX). This innovative tool, created by real estate professionals, is not a designation or a course. It’s a self-directed platform that you can use to learn, grow, and promote your expertise. C2EX …

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Complete Your Code of Ethics Training and Get Your MVP Award

All Realtor® members are required to complete Code of Ethics (COE) training by Dec. 31, 2018! NOW, you can complete your COE training online and earn the free 2019 Technology Trends webinar, a free download from the Realtor® Store. Get your COE and insights into the latest tech trends (a $29.95 value). Follow these steps until Nov. 30 to earn …

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Single Females Remain a Force in Market, First-Time Buyers Struggle

Download Highlights (PDF 1.15 MB) News Release For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs, family situations, and the need for a smaller or larger living area. …

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NEW! Exclusive Marketing Offer for Realtors®

NAR has partnered with Adwerx to offer discounts on digital advertising. Build your local brand through digital advertising with Adwerx. Realtors® can receive an exclusive 15% additional ad impressions on newly-purchased campaigns and new renewed campaigns. This is a signficant benefit on its own but even more valuable when stacked with any existing Adwerx offers you may lareday enjoy through …

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NAR Introduces Commitment to Excellence Program

The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), a program that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. REALTORS® defined professionalism in this industry more than 100 years ago when they created the Code of Ethics. C2EX takes professionalism to the next level by enabling NAR members to assess …

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Why Home Buyers Need to Hurry

While there have been signs recently that the market may be shifting toward the favor of home buyers, prices are still on the rise in many areas around the country. The median sales price in July was $230,411, up 5.8 percent year over year. But if your buyer clients are hoping to wait it out, you might want to remind them …

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How to Run Effective Facebook Ads

Marketing plans routinely include Facebook ads in the mix; in fact, more than five million businesses run ads on the social network each month. Businesses often use these ads to encourage prospects to like their page, go to their website, or click on a special offer. The National Association of REALTORS®’ surveyed its member this spring, and in the recently …

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Will the Housing Market Pass or Fail the ‘5 Percent’ Test?

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage—the most popular loan for home buyers—is inching closer to the 5 percent range. The rise in mortgage rates coincides with years of home price increases. Could this erode affordability more and cause would-be buyers to sideline themselves from the housing market? The Mortgage Bankers Association reports mortgage rates have surged to 4.97 percent. When including fees, most …

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