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Do You Understand How to Use the Term “Realtor®”?

Do You Understand How to Use the Term “Realtor®”?

Written by Terese (Terry) Penza, RCE, CAE, REAL Trends Director of Network Membership “REALTOR®” is a federally registered trademark owned by the National Association of REALTORS®.  Only those who are members in good standing of local/state/national associations have the right to use the term. NAR’s new core standards mandate that state and local...

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The People You Meet at a Conference

To all the conference-goers out there, I’d like to challenge you to think long and hard about one simple question: What’s your goal? There are so many different benefits and things you could focus on during a conference, it gets really difficult to choose which one you should go for. Should you be networking to make connections with smart people? Should you stick to...

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New Report Assesses Housing Finance Reform

A new paper from the Urban Institute Housing Finance Policy Center provides an assessment of the current U.S. housing finance system, legislative proposals for reform and changes that do not require action from Congress. The paper, “A Realistic Assessment of Housing Finance Reform,” comes nearly six years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into...

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5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, (http://advantagefamily.com/). Witty says creating the right...

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Changing the Game, One Chapter at a Time

Changing the Game, One Chapter at a Time

Dallas Hancock, CEO of the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®, only needed to see the table of contents of Game Changers—The Unfounded Fears and Future Prosperity of the Residential Real Estate Industry to know that it was something her board could really dig into. Authors Steve Murray, Lorne Wallace, and Lon Welsh (in partnership with REAL Trends) used extensive...

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Getting in Touch with the Code of Ethics

Getting in Touch with the Code of Ethics

Written by Terese (Terry) Penza, RCE, CAE, REAL Trends Director of Network Membership The National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics is going to be on the front burner this year.  California just announced that they will be publishing the names of those who have been part of an ethics hearing and were found guilty of violating articles of the code. NAR has,...

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