Monthly Archive:: April 2013

What We’re Reading: April 20 – April 26

Company tattoos, closing gifts, and new Benjamins this fall The ultimate agent mark of loyalty—their company logo tattoo.  Almost 40 agents from Rapid Realty in New York city have been tattooed with the company logo. The incentive? Their commissions...
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April 26, 2013

What We’re Reading: April 13 – April 19

Running, Millennials and Stress Management In light of the tragedies this week, we turn to the running community for inspiration and hope. Runner and writer Jeff Edmonds shares a poignant and eloquent post on the triumph of the human...
April 19, 2013

Do artificial lawns impact home values?

We were recently asked whether artificial lawns impact residential home values, and, based on our research, there have been no studies published in trade or academic journals that offer a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. From a review of articles...
April 12, 2013

What We’re Reading: April 6 – April 12

Neighborhood inspections, tax apps, and zero tv The home inspection is an important part of the home buying process. But what about a neighborhood inspection? Before you decide on a new home, it might pay to to a little...
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April 12, 2013

New eBooks – April 2013

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library...
April 8, 2013

New Books – April 2013

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at...
April 8, 2013

What’s New and Updated in the Library – April 2013

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Best Places to Live What makes a location the best place to live, work or retire? We’ve gathered the top lists into one spot to help you determine just...
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April 8, 2013

Conversion Ratios and Cold-Calling

A member called us this week asking how many cold-calls would she need to make a week to be successful. Not such an easy question as a lot of factors come into play – what is successful? How good...
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April 5, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 30 – April 5

Ebert RIP, overcoming inertia, recycling electronics Film critic, author, screenwriter, journalist, and New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest winner Roger Ebert passed on this week at 70. Even in his last years he was prolific, reviewing more than 30o movies. Rest...
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April 5, 2013

Next generation digital library: New look, new titles, easy-to-use

If you use our free eBook collection at realtor.org (and if you don’t you really should!), you might have noticed a much simpler layout and checkout process starting this week. Members of the REALTOR® family can borrow up to six...
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April 4, 2013