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FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Federal Changes Coming to Closing Process
Starting in August, new forms from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will
replace the HUD-1 and Good Faith Estimate and change the way you close sales.
Now’s the time to become familiar with the new forms and rules so your closings
aren’t delayed. Watch this week’s edition of “The Voice for Real Estate” to
NAR: WORKING FOR YOU
Is Your Market Affordable?
Share this map to show customers which way your market’s housing affordability
Audio: RESPA Compliance Tips
Protect your business: Listen for guidance on how to properly structure marketing agreements.
Protect Homes from Cold
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Apartment Boom Likely to Stretch into 2016
ListHub Cuts Off Trulia
After Baby Boomers, What’s Next for Housing?
Bet on These Home Improvements in 2015
Move Inc. Ready to Take on Zillow-Trulia
SALES & MARKETING
How Much Can Buyers Afford?
How can buyers ensure their mortgage doesn’t overwhelm their budget?
By calculating their current and future lifestyle goals. Share free
tips from NAR’s REALTOR(R) Content Resource for determining how much
mortgage buyers can afford.
Audio: How to Prosper in 42 Days
Uncover a system to improve your bottom line and your life in this audio
recording from the 2014 REALTORS(R) Conference & Expo. This system
covers how to build a strong network, add memorable value to each
community you serve, build stronger relationships, and more.
Where Everybody Knows Her Name
Lisa Molinari is only a year into the real estate business. But she’s
spent her life learning everything there is to know about her town. See the results.
7 Mistakes You Make With Closing Gifts
You want to make a lasting impression on your client at the end of a
transaction. But it could be the wrong kind if you’re not paying
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WORKING WITH BUYERS
A Note of Caution About HOAs
Most horror stories about homeowners associations are rooted in the
owners’ misunderstanding of what they’re buying into.
Broker’s Free Speech Argument Rejected
A Nebraska federal court has upheld Nebraska’s attempt to enjoin a
California broker from listing Nebraska properties without a Nebraska
license. It ruled the state’s regulations didn’t violate the First
Amendment since the broker was offering brokerage services, not simply
advertising the properties.
One Day Left: Submit Speaking Proposal
You have just one more day to submit a proposal to speak at the 2015
REALTORS(R) Conference & Expo Nov. 13-16 in San Diego. Do it now.
10 Gadgets We’re Buzzing About
Check out some of the latest technology that could affect real estate
in a big way.
6 Easy Steps to Skyrocket Your Website
Building and maintaining a business website has never been easier or
cheaper. That means you’re out of excuses for not having a
high-performing hub for your online presence. Here’s how.
Conference: Southwest Residents Save
Do you qualify for the special southwest resident discount for the
2015 National Land Conference in Tucson, Ariz., March 23-25?
Residents of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah are
eligible. Get details now.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY
Listen Now: RESPA Marketing Webinar
Don’t miss valuable tips to keep your business safe from legal risk.
Check out this audio recording of NAR’s webinar covering how to stay
within the law on marketing and services and other agreements under the
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rule
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun the rule-making process
to address the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise
known as drones. Get details on what it’s proposing.
Give FEMA Feedback at Flood Hearings
Want to offer input on new flood rules? The Federal Emergency Management
Agency has scheduled four sessions in March throughout the country to
get feedback on the White House’s executive order governing new
construction or development in and affecting floodplains funded by the
federal government. Get details.
What to Look for in a Property Manager
Property management companies make it easy for professional landlords
and investors alike to own and manage rental properties. But it’s
important to choose the right one.
A real estate agent’s vehicle is an integral part of their business and that’s
why FCA US (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), the official automobile manufacturer
of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R), is offering NAR members AND immediate
family members a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of select Chrysler,
Dodge, Jeep(R), Ram(R) and FIAT(R) models. Plus, NAR members receive 2 years
(8 changes) no-extra-charge oil changes. It’s time to close the deal on this
offer, so you can help your clients close the deal on their new homes.
zipLogix: Helping real estate professionals do more. So you can be more. Our
suite of products automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps
involved in real estate transactions. zipLogix is a proud partner in NAR’s
REALTOR Benefits(R) Program and an NAR strategic investment company.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
March 10-13, 2015: MIPIM International Commercial Meeting
Take a big NAR-negotiated discount in registration fees for this Cannes, France,
March 22-25: 2015 National Land Conference
Head to Tucson, Ariz., to network and hear the latest land news from the best in
the land business.
May 11-16, 2015: REALTORS(R) Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
Start planning your days with the website for this must-attend meeting in
Nov. 13-16, 2015: REALTORS(R) Conference & Expo
Make sure you save the dates for the big event in San Diego.
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