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Home is Where the Heart Is—All Around the World

    By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® I confess. All this time, I thought the passionate dream of owning your own home was somehow uniquely American. After all, this is the dream that has...
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March 1, 2012

Getting to the Central (American) Point of Things, Posted by Ron

Two weeks ago, part of my family and I travelled to Nicaragua to represent the National Association of REALTORS® at a conference of FeCePAC, the Federation of Real Estate Associations of Central America.  The meetings were held in Manuaga,...
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March 4, 2010

Highest Form of Flattery, Posted by Vicki

It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s true, then I am certainly honored by my recent experiences visiting our international partners in Brazil. SECOVI invited me to deliver an industry address to...
October 2, 2009

It’s A Small World, Posted by Ron

We have spent the past week here in Greece attending the CEREAN (Central European Real Estate Association Network) annual conference, held is Thessaloniki. It has been a most educational and productive trip. First, people are people. Regardless of language,...
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September 22, 2009

Don’t Take Membership for Granted, Posted by Vicki

Sometimes we take for granted what membership means to us in the National Association of REALTORS®. For many REALTORS® membership is the result of working with a licensed firm that is a member, so the decision to join NAR...
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December 3, 2008

Let’s Get CEREAN, Posted by Jim

Last Saturday my son, Michael, and I flew to Istanbul Turkey on behalf of our Association. I was asked to attend the CEREAN (Central European Real Estate Associations Network) Conference and to help continue NAR’s efforts to establish a...
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October 22, 2008

Working Together, Posted by Vicki

This week, I had the opportunity to represent NAR at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals at their annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. I participated on a panel that addressed how their members can succeed in this...
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October 3, 2008

The World of Real Estate, posted by Vicki

The world of real estate for many of our members is not just about selling domestically here in the US, but working with buyers from around the world. I recently had the opportunity to be part of the MIPIM...
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March 28, 2008

Before the MLS, Posted by Dick

Can you imagine what it would be like to buy and sell real estate today without a multiple listing service? In reality, there are still professionals around the world who do not have this vital service that many of...
March 19, 2008

The Global Market, Posted by Pat

While it’s true that all real estate is local, REALTORS® also need to understand how we fit into the global economy. My parents just sold their condo in Naples, Florida, to an investor living in the United Arab Emirates....
March 14, 2008