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Friday, July 14, 2017

  
  

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Carter: Make Safety a Priority

Carl Carter, whose mother, a real estate agent, was killed in 2014 while meeting someone posing  as a customer, talks about safety in The Takeaway with Nobu Hata, an NAR audio podcast series.

Watch for upcoming Safety Sessions at PCBOR in honor of REALTOR Safety Month this September!

PCBOR Safety Resource Page 
 
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know Google
Can Do- by the PCBOR Tech HelpLine Pros 

It's not often that a company provides a service so popular that it becomes a verb, b ut you probably have heard the phrase "Just Google it" many times. Doing a search using Google has
become part of most people's daily routine: 4.4 billion worldwide searches
No-Charge Helpline for PCBOR Members
every single day.

Agents Can Receive Closing Disclosure

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has confirmed that it's customary for lend
ers to provide real estate agents the Closing Disclosure. The confirmation was part of a final rule the agency  released last week. Since the closing process was changed about two years ago, lenders have sometimes withheld the closing disclosure from agents out of privacy concerns.
NAR Outlines Mortgage Liquidity Fund

The latest Voice for Real Estate looks at NAR joining a coalition to help fight efforts to roll back net neutrality, which could impact the quality of experience consumers have while looking for homes online. It also looks at an NAR proposal to help Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac maintain reserve funds even if comprehensive mortgage market reform isn't enacted this year. The video also looks at the federal government's confirmation that its customary for lenders to share the closing disclosure with agents. NAR's recent research on the value of staging is covered as well.

 
 
Top 10 Ways to Use Virtual Reality to Win Listings 

According to Matterport, a 3D media specialist, 76 percent of polled real estate professionals plan to use, or already use, virtual reality in their business. Get this free e-book, Top 10 Ways to Use  Virtual Reality to Win Listings.  
Buying a Home Makes Money Sense, Poll Finds

A recent NAR survey found that 84 percent of Americans believe that purchasing a home is
good financial decision, the highest since 2007.

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Court Rules ADA Applies to Website

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled in favor of a visually disabled person who was unable to use services provided by a grocery store on its website. Under the court order, the two parties are to work together to draft an injunction that will require the grocery store to make the website accessible. The decision could have implications for real estate websites.

Video: Window to the Law - ADA Website Accessiblity

 
RPR School Report Cuts Sales Cycle in Half 

Michelle Gordon, a REALTOR® in West Michigan, explains how the RPR® School Report app helps  her in her business  in a profile on the RPR® blog. She says an app only needs to do two things: Help her make money and make her life easier.
Solid Job Growth Can Help Sales

Job and wage gains last month were strong, suggesting continuing demand for housing. NAR Director of Housing Research Danielle Hale provides a quick take on what the latest employment  data means in a short blog post.

Don't Miss Year Round Savings

NAR members save up to 25 percent year-round on car rentals. Take advantage of you
r benefits the next time you rent a car through REALTOR Benefits® Program partners Avis®, Budget® and  Hertz®. Look out for special coupon codes: when available, they can be good for additional discounts or upgrades. More.
 
Quarter Century Club

New Jersey Realtors® recognizes Members who have been a Realtor® for 25+ years.  Members  
who would like to apply may do so here.  Deadline for submission is September 13th to the  PCBOR® Board office. 

Any questions?  Contact Pat Batavia, Board staff liaison for this recognition.

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