Monthly Archives: April 2017

Register for the NAR Town Hall Webcast

On May 10 at 2 PM EDT, NAR will conduct a live Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who are planning to attend the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. NAR's Senior Vice President and Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello will … Continue reading

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E-Fairness Bills Introduced

On Thursday, Apr. 27, both S. 976, "The Marketplace Fairness Act," and H.R. 2193, "The Remote Transactions Parity Act," were introduced in the Senate and House.   S. 976 is cosponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin … Continue reading

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Small Business & Economic Growth Hearing

On Thursday, Apr. 27, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing: “Small Business: The Key to Economic Growth.”  During the hearing, Members and the witness panel discussed the ways that small businesses contribute to … Continue reading

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Homeownership in the Crosshairs of Latest Tax Plan, Say Realtors®

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners. That’s according to National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of April 24, 2017

Both the Senate and House are in session this week and will be focusing on several issues of importance to REALTORS®.  In the House, the Financial Services Committee will be discussing a legislative proposal to create hope and opportunity for … Continue reading

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Staging Tips for Small Rooms

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency When selling a house, small rooms can lead to big problems. Staging can be the key to making a small room look functional and help entice buyers to put an offer … Continue reading

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May is REALTOR® Advocacy Month

NAR is inviting local and state REALTOR® associations to participate in REALTOR® Advocacy Month, a celebration from May 7-27 to demonstrate the importance of advocacy at the national, state and local levels. REALTOR® Advocacy Month is an opportunity to educate … Continue reading

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Revisit Your Listing’s Curb Appeal: Have You Done Enough?

By Caroline M. Carter, guest contributor You’ll want to leave potential buyers with a great impression of your listing’s exterior, that is if you want to motivate them to want to see more. But what do you do if the … Continue reading

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Co-Marketing in a Digital Age under RESPA

NAR’s Real Estate Services program hosted a Webinar on April 5, 2017 with Mitch Kider, the Chairman and Managing Partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC,  on co-marketing in a digital age under RESPA. Mitch discussed real estate professionals’ social media … Continue reading

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VA Reconsiders Limits on Fees

On April 13, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding revisions to allowable charges and fees associated with VA guaranteed home loans. In recent years, the VA has received complaints from veterans … Continue reading

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