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, but you probably have heard the phrase "Just Google it" many times. Doing a search usingGoogle has become part of most people's daily routine: 4.4 billion worldwide searches
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has confirmed that it's customary for lenders 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 a good financial decision, the highest since 2007.
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.
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 your 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.