Carolyn Schwaar is the former editor of REALTOR® AE magazine.
How NAR is Helping Your Business
The latest programs, events, continuing education, and studies offered by NAR that can improve your skill sets right now.
March 16, 2016
Become a Pricing Expert
In the required course, “Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA,” you’ll learn how to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, interact effectively with appraisers, and guide sellers and buyers through the details of CMAs including the underlying pricing principles that inform them. The course is available online or in a classroom setting. To learn more, visit pricingstrategyadvisor.org.
Find Your Tech Edge
The information-packed NAR Tech Edge events will take place in cities across the country and feature speakers and local technology experts. Session topics include mobile marketing, online reputation management, content strategy, photo and video tips, and more. NAR Tech Edge is a great way to improve your tech business practices and connect more effectively with your tech-savvy clients.
Presenters and emcees for NAR Tech Edge’s 2016 tour include REALTOR® Bill Lublin, CEO of the Social Media Marketing Institute and Century 21 Advantage Gold; Nobu Hata, NAR Director of Member Engagement; and Jeff Chalmers, a 20-year industry veteran and branch manager and vice president of productivity for Ross Mortgage Co. For more information and to register, visit NARTechEdge.com.
The Ethics Countdown
An enhanced and free non-CE course will be available later this year. This version includes customized electives to create training based on your interests. It also offers specialized content available for commercial, appraisal, and residential practitioners.
If you haven’t taken Code of Ethics training since 2012, you’ll need to do so this year. The deadline for the current training cycle is Dec. 31, 2016. Training must include at least 2.5 hours of instruction.
Additional enhancements to NAR’s online ethics training offerings are on the way. Stay up to date at realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training.
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