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 TOP NEWS - MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013

NEW NAR BRIEFING:  
On January 1, both the Senate and House passed H.R. 8, legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff." Click the link above to read a summary of real estate related provisions in the bill.

 LOCAL & STATE

2013 WRAR President R.J. Alex (Alexoudis) Alex and New Board Ready to Lead in 2013, Wilmington's Best in 2012 Receive Top Awards
On Friday evening at The Terraces on Sir Tyler, your new WRAR President R.J. Alex (Alexoudis) of Century 21 Sweyer and Associates was sworn into office along with your new Board of Directors. The REALTORŪ of the Year, Salesperson of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards were also presented to the 2012 winners - Deb Hays, Jimmy Hopkins and John Pierson respectively. Click the link above to read more about this prestigious event and the award winners.

Area Unemployment Up in Nov., But Down from 2011

Top 10 N.C. Business Stories of 2012

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS 

Team Building Workshop
  • Need some new, creative lead generation ideas?
  • Do you want to know what it takes to build a successful small or large team?
  • Do you want to hire an assistant?
This workshop is for you! Janet Faulk, Keller Williams Carolinas Regional Director, will be in Wilmington sharing these ideas and more! > See Event Flyer for More Details!

Wednesday, January 9 - 11:00 AM to 1:00PM
The Terraces on Sir Tyler - 1826 Sir Tyler Drive
This event is FREE and open to all REALTORSŪ
Lunch provided by New American Mortgage
Hosted by Keller Williams Realty

Note NEW RSVP INFO for Sarah Cain!
Phone: 910-352-7271
Email: sarah.cain@newamerican.com   
OR Wendy Elliott at 910-777-2200

Live Realtor Property Resource Training - February 7, 2013 Live Realtor Property Resource Training!
Give Us an Hour and We'll Give You 147 Million Reasons to Use RPR
Get introduced to the power of Realtors Property Resource: a database of over 147 million property records built from public record and assessment information. Then, MLS data is added, vital information to create the exclusive RVM - the most reliable valuation model available.

On this foundation, RPR adds layers of data integrations including mortgage, lien data, plat maps, flood zone maps, school information, just to name a few! Generate comprehensive buyer and seller reports in seconds, and provide powerful analytics to determine values and list prices. This NAR member benefit is yours as a member of WRAR and NAR; don't miss this session to take advantage of this great new member benefit at no additional cost to you.

Thursday, February 7 at 9:00AM*
WRAR Classroom - 1826 Sir Tyler Drive
Instructor: Sam Ibrahim, Vice President of IT at Intracoastal Realty
REGISTER NOW
*Class is one hour, plus time to help members set up their own accounts afterwards.

2013 SAVE THE DATES
  • REALTORŪ ReCharge -  February 28
  • Past Presidents' Luncheon - March 6
  • Nationwide Open House Weekend - April 20 & 21
  • Legislative Breakfast - April 26
  • Annual Meeting and Election - September 5
  • Holiday Meeting and Awards Luncheon - December 4  

 NATIONAL

Mortgage Debt Tax Relief Extended

Shadow Inventory Threat Wanes

Rental Demand to Edge Higher in 2013?

Gen X's Role in the Housing Downturn

Housing Called 'Hottest Trade of 2012'

 GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Local Lawmakers: Tax Reform Could Focus on Consumption, Services

NC 2013 House of Representatives Committee Assignments

Jones Votes Against Boehner for Speaker

4 New US House Members from NC to Be Sworn In

Lawmakers Hear from Local Leaders Before Heading to Raleigh

Three Sites Sought as 'Port Enhancement Zones' in New Hanover

McCrory Offers Bleak Assessment of State Economy

Hamilton Questions Why Democrats Remain Unassigned

Tim Owens Takes The Helm

Legislators to Focus on Tax Reform in Upcoming Session
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BIZ & TECH TIPS


BEST PRACTICES 
Multiple-Offer Procedures for the Buyer's Agent   
Cooperating brokers must immediately notify the buyers that multiple offers have been received.

 

STAY AHEAD OF
THE BAD GUYS

Make sure if you were to escape by the back door that you could escape from the backyard. Frequently, high fences surround yards that have pools or hot tubs.

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RAPATTONI MLS

If you need more in-depth information, you can always refer to the printable documentation. There are 135 pages of information that you can access by going to the "Help" menu at the top of the screen, then selecting "Printable Documentation."

 

RPR  

If you are a visual learner, you can access the Video Library by going to http://support. narrpr.com/home and clicking "Watch Videos."

 

TECHNOLOGY

Adding multiple screens to your workstation can improve your productivity. Take a look at this NY Times article to see how this setup can boost your productivity!  

 

SUPRA

Helpful Hints - Hold your ActiveKEY/FOB/iPhone Adapter within six inches of the KeyBox when you are pointing at the purple lens. In bright sunlight, you may need to shade the KeyBox as you are beaming.
 
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