Carolyn Schwaar is a contributing writer for REALTOR® magazine and editor of REALTOR® AE magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAR: Going Above and Beyond for You
Find out what the association is doing to help your business and your community.
September 14, 2016
REALTORS® Out in Force for Kids
When NAR President Tom Salomone invited REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations last year to join him in making a difference in the lives of children and teens by supporting their local Boys & Girls Clubs of America, he was confident REALTORS® would respond. Since then REALTORS® have gone above and beyond to support the organization, which offers programs and services at more than 4,200 club facilities nationwide. “I am extremely proud of my fellow REALTORS® for opening their hearts
In all, REALTORS® have contributed their time or funds to support 205 clubs that serve nearly 20,000 kids. REALTOR® associations, individual members, and brokerage firms have donated more than $100,000 to local clubs.
In August, National Association of REALTORS® staff, left, donated 485 back-to-school backpacks stuffed with school supplies for club members in Chicago and Washington, D.C. NAR’s partnership with BGCA is ongoing. To learn how to get involved with your local Boys & Girls Clubs of America, visit NAR’s resource guide at realtor.org/BGCA.
Access Property Data on the Spot
A new partnership between SentriLock, the official lockbox provider for NAR, and Realtors Property Resource® gives REALTORS® direct access to RPR real-time property data on a smartphone when accessing a SentriLock lockbox through the SentriSmart mobile app.
This integration comes on the heels of RPR’s announced partnerships with zipLogix and DocuSign, meaning that REALTORS® will also benefit from exclusive RPR data and automatic formatting features on these two additional platforms. The new integration with DocuSign Transaction Rooms for Real Estate, planned for later this year, will boost transaction accuracy, speed, and overall efficiency because agents will no longer have to retype property information manually. The integration with zipLogix’s zipForm electronic forms software enables you to seamlessly go from RPR’s property details page to zipForm and vice versa. Select public record data fields from RPR can now flow directly into the forms REALTORS® use in zipForm. For more information, visit blog.narrpr.com.
Condo Financing Relief on the Way
Updated: September 20, 2019