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What We’re Reading: April 5 – April 11

Ugh! Facebook privacy changes, Heartbleed virus, and 9 problems with Big Data You might be noticing some more changes to your Facebook privacy settings in coming weeks. Facebook is rolling out some changes to make it more clear who...
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April 11, 2014

What We’re Reading – March 29 – April 4

Browser history fixes, activity trackers, and books bound in human flesh – yikes! Unless you’ve been vigilant, you probably have a pretty long internet browser search history built up. It’s why you see ads that are eerily in tune...
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April 4, 2014

March sets an eBook record!

During the month of March, 3,255 digital books were downloaded from the REALTOR eBook Collection. This record far surpasses the previous record set in October 2012 with 2,750 titles downloaded.  Among the most downloaded titles for the month: The...
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April 1, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 22 – March 28

Floor plan apps, charm school for brokers, and what’s the best episode of “Seinfeld” Two floor plan apps showed up in the news this week: RoomScan and MagicPlan. Both are free – have you tried either of them? Any...
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March 28, 2014

What’s new and updated in the library: March 2014

Lots of updates this month! The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library at Realtor.org: Association Budgets & Reserves Creating and maintaining a successful association budget doesn’t have to be a headache. Take the pain out of...
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March 25, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 15 – March 21

Smart watches, macchiato merlot, and over-the-top pet products Less than impressed with Samsung’s recent smart watch? If Google can drive manufacturers, things are looking a lot more promising down the road. How many times has your hometown been wiped...
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March 21, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 8 – March 14

Getty’s ‘kinda free’ images, the pot warehouse crunch, and holding hands for heat Getty Images opened its vast treasure house of images (well, most of them) to free use on blogs and social media as embedded files last week....
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March 14, 2014

eBook Promo ending soon!

Just a quick reminder that our MVP+ promotion with eBooks ends in a couple of days (end of the day March 15). If you haven’t taken action yet, you still have time! From March 1 to March 15, 2014,...
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March 13, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 1 – March 7

Concealed carry-free open houses, Singapore is the most expensive city, and winter wonders Realty firms, like other businesses, are grappling with how to handle Illinois’ new concealed carry law. But in an industry whose very foundation involves strangers sitting...
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March 7, 2014

What’s new and updated in the library – Feb 2014

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library at Realtor.org: Agency Disclosure Managing risk is a necessity for real estate practitioners. According to Barron’s Dictionary of Real Estate Terms, agency disclosure “is a written explanation, to be...
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March 4, 2014