May 30, 2018
Principal Broker Forum: Advertising Rights & Wrongs
Join PMAR and the RMLS™ Thursday, June 14th to discuss rules and regulations around real estate advertising. Our industry experts will also give an update on RMLS™ Coming Soon rules and the listing agreement. Come listen, ask questions and earn 1.5 continuing
education credits. Open to all PMAR members with a Principal Brokers license.

Calling All Volunteers!
PMAR is now seeking qualified candidates
for service on the Board of Directors at both the local and state level. These positions
give YOU the opportunity to help shape and guide the Realtor® association. Positions and commitments vary; click below to view the nomination form, position descriptions, qualification criteria, and frequently asked questions. 

June is National
Homeownership Month
Realtors® know that homeownership is
the best investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth. Homeownership provides social stability, builds communities and is a driving force
for the national economy. Be on the
lookout during June for PMAR social media
posts. These posts will be a great resource featuring facts about homeownership as well as resources from HOWNW.com™ to share with friends, family and clients.

Realtors® Midyear Forecast
A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to speakers at a residential real estate forum during the  2018 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo . Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of NAR, presented his  2018 midyear forecast  and said despite headwinds a moderate and multiyear increase in home sales is likely ahead.

NAR BOD Tackles Dues Increase, Ethics Compliance
The National Association of Realtors® Board of Directors took a major step toward increasing professionalism in real estate at its meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 19 by giving associations new teeth for enforcing Code of Ethics violations. The BOD also positioned Realtors® for the future by adopting the association’s first dues increase in eight years.

Turn Eco Jargon Into Marketing Magic
Construction materials and techniques that take the environment into account are becoming more and more common, and for a good reason. Implementing green practices reduces waste, conserves natural resources, improves air and water quality, and protects biodiversity. Green-building concepts extend beyond the walls of a building and include site planning, community, and land use as well.

Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro!
Get professional negotiation training and improve your persuasion and communication skills with this two-day Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) class. Standout against other agents when you tell prospective clients they're working with a "Certified Negotiation Expert." Follow the link to purchase your tickets and use code WC18-PMA40 at checkout for a discount!

Outdoor Remodeling Projects Offer Financial Returns and Satisfaction
Home and commercial property owners looking to take on a remodel should consider undertaking an outdoor project, according to the National Association of Realtors® and National Association of Landscape Professionals’ 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features.

Have You Completed Your Ethics Requirement for this Cycle?
The National Association of Realtors® requires every Realtor® to complete ethics training within a two-year cycle. As a courtesy, we want to remind those who have not yet fulfilled their mandatory biennial NAR Code of Ethics cycle requirement that currently ends December 31, 2018. PMAR will offer several Ethics courses throughout the rest of the year. Click the link below for a list of upcoming Ethics courses.