NAR Archive

Lead Management Tools

Twice last week the NAR Library received requests for lead and office management tool suggestions, so we thought it an opportune time to share our findings. The first tool we’ll mention is our benefit partner relay® which advertises as...
December 18, 2014

Participate in the AE Member Value Plus program in July and earn a reward!

AEs* that contribute a sample to the REALTORS® Association Resource Exchange (RARE) between July 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014 will earn a free 2014 Swanepoel Trends Report ($149.95 value). What is RARE? RARE is a dynamic collection of...
July 1, 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,...
March 13, 2014

The Code of Ethics’ North-of-the-Border Connection

As you may know by now, 2013 is the centennial year of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.  And this month marks the official birthday of the Code:  On July 29, 1913, at the annual convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, NAR’s...
July 17, 2013

NAR’s first major national advertising campaign

As NAR’s annual Midyear Meetings are underway this week in Washington, DC, we took a look in the Archives to find out what happened at the Midyear Meetings half a century ago.  In 1963, the meetings were held in...
May 14, 2013

A Compendium of Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

We recently compiled a list of resources for first-time home buyers, and came up with a nice list of information from the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Magazine online,, and HUD. Field Guides from NAR Field Guide to...
March 28, 2013

Uncovering the origins of “Under All Is the Land…”

One hundred years have passed since a key document in the REALTOR® organization’s history first made its debut.  Written in 1913, the Code of Ethics was seen as a declaration of the real estate industry’s principles and beliefs, a...
February 5, 2013

What We’re Reading — July 7 to 14

Foods fit for a president, marketing musings, and more… With the recent Supreme Court ruling on the health care law and the 2012 election campaigning running in full gear, there are a lot of rumors going around with regards...
July 13, 2012

What’s New in the Library – June 2012

Updated Field Guides Agricultural/Farm Land On the surface, buying a farm has a very ‘get away from it all’ sort of appeal. The reality is that farming can be emotionally and financially stressful with success dependent upon many variables,...
June 15, 2012

What We’re Reading: June 9 – June 15

State of the Nation’s Housing, Mac News, & Crime Doesn’t Pay Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released it’s annual report on the State of the Nation’s Housing. Things are generally on the upswing, though foreclosure and falling house...
June 15, 2012