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NAR Email SPAM / Phishing Attempts Reported

IT ALERT   SPAM ALERT: Email SPAM / Phishing Attempt Reported   WARNING: If you receive an email appearing to be under the REALTOR® Party banner, asking for credentials it is not from NAR.  The email will start with “Signature Requested By”.  NAR will never ask for credentials from any member.   If you receive this fraudulent email, please notify NAR Member Support at ContactNAR@realtors.org and then...

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NAR Seeks REALTORS® who volunteer to apply for the 2019 Good Neighbor Awards

Many REALTORS®, members of the National Association of REALTORS®, go beyond helping consumers buy and sell homes by giving back to their communities through volunteer work. In fact, according to NAR's Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of REALTORS® volunteer in their community each month. To recognize that commitment by REALTORS® across the country, NAR is currently accepting applications for the...

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The Economic Impact of a Typical Home Sale in Colorado

The National Association of REALTORS® released state-by-state reports outlining the total economic impact of real estate related industries on the state economy, as well as the expenditures that result from a single home sale, including aspects like home construction costs, real estate brokerage, mortgage lending and title insurance.   The real estate industry accounted for $70,517 million or 20.4% of the gross state product...

What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS®

(As of January 10, 2019)   As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred. This partial shutdown includes some federal housing, mortgage, and other programs of interest to the real...

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More Phishing Scams Reported: Here’s What You Can Do

More and more phishing scams are targeting real estate professionals and their clients, attempting to dupe you out of money. There are several steps to take to make sure that you and your clients aren’t the next victims.   The FBI offers some of the following suggestions through its public service announcement warning businesses:   Verify all requests of a change in payment type...

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Meet Colorado REALTOR Chet Choman: 2018 NAR Good Neighbor Award Winner

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It is in moments when this type of generosity and servitude are displayed that recognition is in order. This type of philosophy is unmistakably present in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.   Earlier this month, Chet Choman,...

Good Neighbor Award Winners

A Nod of Appreciation to 2018 Good Neighbor Winners

If you’re wondering whether heroes still exist in a world where greed and power seemingly reign supreme, we found five.   The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2018 Good Neighbor Award winners have shown incomparable dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, stepping in to provide aid in desperate situations when no one else could or would. They’ve...

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Pledge to vote in the 2018 election

Sign the pledge to vote in the 2018 election.   The work we do as REALTORS®, and as an organization, is noble, good, and lasting. Voting is opportunity to exemplify and solidify this point.   This November, the National Association of REALTORS® wants to make sure your voice is heard: PLEDGE TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS!   To view the rest of this article and...

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Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

Real estate agents and others involved in home transactions have become increasing targets for hackers   A report by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017 and losses rose nearly 2,200 percent. Nearly 10,000 people reported being victims of this kind of fraud in 2017...