Browse Author: Jan Hope

Homeownership Matters … to Commercial Real Estate

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The housing market remains troubled and as a homeowner myself, I’m especially glad there is an organization looking after my interests, a long-established and trusted group which exists, in part, to fight for my right to purchase and sell real property.  That group, of course, is the National Association of REALTORS®, a strong and ready consumer advocate for homeowners, business owners, and investors.

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ROI on RPR for Commercial Real Estate

REALTORS® face the challenge of technology-empowered consumers and investors who rely on research from multiple sources in order to educate themselves. The Realtors Property Resource™ (RPR™) was created to offer a comprehensive source of information for the exclusive benefit of NAR REALTOR® members.  Properly implemented, the RPR will result in the industry’s most powerful information source, making REALTORS® more efficient, and allowing brokers and agents to focus on customer service, generating more opportunities for the exchange of real property.

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30 Under 30

More than 600 applications were received this year in a quest to be named NAR’s “30 Under 30”.  I was honored.. and exhausted…to be one of ten judges who spent hours  reviewing applications and championing the top talent.  Some past honorees have enjoyed fame by being tapped for radio and TV reality shows.  For most, local celebrity status is enough.  So what’s the criteria?  Aside from age, NAR looks for candidates who have demonstrated ingenuity and creativity – those with unique personal stories, tales of triumph, and proven leadership.

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