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Keeping Our Clients Safe From Wire Fraud

In a post I published yesterday, I talked about a company called Trusted Mail – a secured email system that uses facial recognition instead of a password. It fits right into what I’ve been hearing in the hallways here...
May 18, 2017

This Pin Right Here

As I get ready for my 5th Midyear Legislative Meetings, I’m looking through all of the pins and swag I’ve collected. I’m trying to decide which ones to put in my suitcase for next week, and which ones I’ll...

Hot Topics: Discussing Broker Profitability and the Rise of Agent Teams at Broker Idea Exchange Council

Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan we’re relishing the mostly sunny skies and the emergence of riotous bursts of color in our landscapes.  The spring market is also incredibly hot! Market inventory, according to the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®...

Tuesday at the Legislative Meetings

Tuesday started early with the Federal Technology Advisory Board. First: We discussed the patent troll legislation that we were supporting through Congress, it was moving along well until the pharmaceutical companies got involved. We are trying to work with...

Illinois REALTORS® meet for regional caucus

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May 14, 2016

Land Use

This is a huge committee. The full title is Land Use, private property rights and environment committee. We met as a group on Tuesday and I think there were close to eighty committee members there and a large number...
May 13, 2016

Exploring RPAC and Beyond – The Role of Friction in Engaging Consumers

Attending conventions is analogous to drinking from a firehose.  Earlier in the week during the Ideas Exchange Council, Joe Pryor provided a fascinating take on Virtual Brokerages, highlighting efficiency of work process, substantial financial savings and the importance of...

NAR Environmental Commitment Focus Group Session

A fine group of GREEN Minded REALTORS get together as an informal Focus Group of Current NAR GREEN Resource Council (GRC) Advisory Board Members & Past GRC EverGREEN Award Recipiants, to to discuss the NAR’s Continued Commitment to Environmental...

You’re Invited Tonight: Officially Unofficial YPN “Midnight” Monuments Tour

Ever year for the past 4 years, a group of Conference Attendees have adventured out at night to see the Washington, DC monuments lit up at night. If you’ve never seen the monuments at night, you’re missing out. There...

Trending Topics in Emerging Millennial Housing Market

The housing update today provided much food for thought and the data to back up what many in the field acknowledge is emerging as topic #1 – How are Millennials going to pay for housing when many of them...