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What We’re Reading: Sept. 6-12

Real estate apprenticeships, iPhone 6, and giving new meaning to ‘well-done’ Redfin is now offering paid apprenticeships to prospective real estate agents. This San Diego pilot program will expand next year to additional cities across the United States. “Known...
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September 12, 2014

Safety Month eBooks

September is REALTOR® Safety Month. To help you keep on top of this important area, we’ve created a special Safety Collection in our eBook Library here at NAR. Titles will help you come up with a safety strategy, think...
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September 8, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 23-29

Asking price psychology, iPhone 6 on its way, and Facebook fights clickbait In residential real estate, the asking price is often as much about psychology as it is reality. Most home buyers don’t realize that setting an asking price...
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August 29, 2014

What we’re reading: Aug. 16-22

Big Data and home buying, ALS Ice Bucket everywhere, and unpoppable bubble wrap It used to be that home buyers only need worry about credit cards and loan debts when applying for a mortgage. But, with Big Data’s analytic...
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August 22, 2014

What We’re Reading – Aug. 9-15

Where we came from, real estate in Japan, and a Bloody Mary to end them all The New York Times Upshot section has a fun set of graphs this week that looks at state migration patterns from 1900 to...
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August 15, 2014

New and Updated in the Library – Aug 2014

The following field guides have recently been updated in the Library: Appraisal of Real Estate Offices & Selling Your Book of Business Whether you own a real estate firm or are thinking of buying or selling one, it’s important...
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August 14, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 2-8

Zillow + Trulia reactions, Russian hackers, and Mind the Gap! Zillow and Trulia merger: What will it mean for  the business? or even your business? Check out the thoughts of some real estate bloggers. You’ve probably heard about the...
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August 8, 2014

August eBook Collection: Staging Secrets

This month, NAR’s Library eBook special collection focuses on home staging, organizing, and decluttering. We’ve gathered our existing staging titles together in one place and supplemented them with some new ones too. Click on the link to ‘Staging Secrets’...
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August 5, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 26-Aug. 1

Mortgages from the USPS, broadband as freeways, and listing photos gone awry   Imagine walking into your local post office, dropping off some mail, picking up some stamps and walking out with a mortgage. OK, so that’s a stretch,...
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August 1, 2014

New and Updated in the Library – July 2014

The following are NEW additions to our Field Guide Collection on REALTOR.org: Air Parks Air park real-estate values took a hit during the housing crisis, but demand has begun to pick up again. This niche real estate market is...
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July 30, 2014