REALTOR® Safety When Meeting Strangers: 12 Tips

It’s unfortunate, but as a real estate professional you put yourself at risk when you meet someone for the first time. That’s why you should always meet a new customer at the office, not at the property. It’s also why you should let someone in your office know where you’re going, with whom, and when [...]

By |2019-06-17T19:55:53+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Safety Tips When an Attack Is Imminent

I attended a safety seminar at the National Association of REALTORS® building in Chicago on Monday, expecting to hear the same old thing: pay attention to your surroundings, keep your head out of your phone, watch people’s microexpressions, yadda yadda yadda. But self-defense instructor Joe Rosner actually made some interesting points that aren’t necessarily groundbreaking [...]

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True Tales of Terror in Real Estate: In the Darkness, I Heard a Voice Say, ‘Come In’

It’s the witching month once again, and as Halloween approaches, now’s the time to tell tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. But some scary stories aren’t fake — and real estate professionals have some of the creepiest real-life anecdotes. hotblack/ Anything can happen when you’re out in the field, and we’ve heard horrifying tales of [...]

By |2019-06-17T19:49:29+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Ways You Can Commit a Fair Housing Violation Without Even Knowing It

While the Fair Housing Act’s purpose—barring discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of residential property—may be easy to understand, navigating the many intricacies of the landmark statute can be tricky even for experienced real estate professionals, said experts on the 1968 law who spoke during a recent event in Fairfax, Va. The event served [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:41:25+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Policy is All About Appraiser Independence

The chair and co-chair of NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee made a few remarks on video about NAR’s appraiser independence policy last week during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington. What sparked the remarks was a recent working paper on appraisal quality by two researchers with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In the paper, the [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:02:52+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Commercial Digest, June, 2019

Don’t miss this lively discussion on how to get involved in and plan for Opportunity Zone investments. The panel, conducted during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo last month, featured guest speakers Christopher Coes, vice president of land use and development at Smart Growth America, and Bruce Katz, founding director of the Nowak Metro [...]

By |2019-06-17T00:16:00+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monday Minute: Week of June 17, 2019

Both the House and Senate are in session this week. What issues should REALTORS® follow? Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization (NAR Statement); Unmanned Aircraft Systems Security; Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information (NAR Questions Likely); and Home Appraisal Industry (NAR Staff Attending). HEARING SCHEDULE* Tuesday, June 18 The Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program — [...]

By |2019-06-14T22:06:06+00:00June 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments