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How has technology impacted your business?

In a recent class, the instructor posed the question “How has technology impacted your business?” Serendipitously, I discovered the snippet below in the 1990 issue of “Real Estate Today,” which provides client metrics on NAR Library use: In comparing...
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November 21, 2013

Real Estate Videos: Are They Worth the Effort?

We received a research request in the NAR Library on whether real estate listing videos prove worthwhile and of equal (or greater) value to photos. The answer to this question is somewhat subjective—what is true for one agent in...
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November 13, 2013

Lead generation

Recently a member asked us about lead generation. Is any one program better than the other? How do I get started? And what was our advice in general? Well, as we didn’t have any first-hand experience, we researched the...
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August 13, 2013

What We’re Reading: July 13 – July 19

PowerPoint Tips from a Pro, Contingency Planning, and Branding Brilliance Do you put together presentations for your work? And, do you use PowerPoint? Jesse Desjardins shares a blunt (read: some offensive language) and informative presentation 5 Ways to  Not...
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July 19, 2013

Download Free NAR Library eBook and Get Free Digital Book in Return!

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is proud to offer Member Value Plus (MVP), a rewards program that helps you take part in your Association, plus get rewarded for your participation. By acting on the immense value of NAR offerings,...
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July 17, 2013

Rural Versus Urban, Average Age of Homes, and Much More

Recently we received a research request from a member regarding national housing statistics and thought this presented a great opportunity to highlight some wonderful, *free* resources for housing and household statistics. For this project we researched answers to the...
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May 14, 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...
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April 19, 2013

Average New Home Owner Expenditures

The question regarding new home owner expenditures crops up somewhat frequently here in the NAR Library. The NAR,  NAHB, and BLS include some useful statistics to answer questions in this arena. For those not familiar with the acronyms: NAR...
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January 7, 2013

Sales Meeting Resources

A member recently contacted NAR’s Information Central to inquire after sales meeting resources. Below you will find a selection of resources on this topic. A few articles from REALTOR Magazine : One Fantastic Year of Sales Meetings, Realtor Magazine,...
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October 4, 2012

The Impact of Commercial Development

Recently a REALTOR® contacted the NAR Library to inquire after studies and reports that demonstrate the positive impact of commercial real estate development and urban planning on communities. Here is what we found: The Building Owners and Managers Association International...
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September 26, 2012