Internal News Service Weekly Report for AEs

Realtor ® The Weekly Report for Association Executives Internal News Service From the National Association of<br />
                                    Realtors ®
July 6, 2016  
In This Issue
    • Global Slowdown Impacting U.S. Real Estate
    • Follow Rules When Using Consumer Ad Material 
    • Voice for Real Estate: Brexit, Drones, Flood Ins.
    • Transparency Needed in Federal Regulations
    • NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance

    • Discount on Military Relocation Course
    • REALTOR® Leadership Program: Space Available
    • Contribute Resource for a Chance to Win AEI Tuition
    • Okla. Assoc. Receives Commercial Grant
    • Nominate Members for Commercial Awards

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NAR News

Global Slowdown Impacting U.S. Real Estate
International sales dollar volume of U.S. property declined slightly over the past year because of waning economic growth around the world and higher home prices here, according to NAR's 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The report also sees a retreat in buying from non-resident foreigners.

Follow Rules When Using Consumer Ad Material
Reminder: If you’re interested in using ad spots from NAR’s consumer advertising campaign, which features the Phil Dunphy character on Modern Family, familiarize yourself with the usage guidelines that accompany the ads. Restrictions apply to how you can use them.

Voice for Real Estate: Brexit, Drones, Flood Ins.
The latest Voice for Real Estate news video looks at the Brexit impact on U.S. real estate, the federal government’s final rule on the commercial use of drones, testimony from a REALTOR® on federal flood insurance, and the Call for Action on condo financing, The video also excerpts from, and links to, the recent tax planning webcast. Share with members.

Issue Updates

Transparency Needed in Federal Regulations
Federal agencies don't consistently follow governmental guidelines on how regulations should be promulgated, and that decreases transparency and can hurt companies and individuals, NAR says.

NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance
David McKey, vice chair of NAR’s Insurance Committee, testified last week on the small business impacts of inaccurate flood insurance rate increases. McKey’s remarks are also included in the latest Voice for Real Estate video. 

New Resources

Discount on Military Relocation Course
The online Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification course is available at 25 percent off the $130 price during July at the Center for REALTOR® Development. If you’d like marketing copy, banners, and ads to let your members know about the one-month offer, send an email to Also, your association can get 15 percent of sales proceeds by joining an affiliate program.

REALTOR® Leadership Program: Space Available
Limited Space is available at the REALTOR® Leadership Program, which takes place Sunday, August 21, the day before the NAR Leadership Summit. Saturday night stay is subject to availability. Register while space remains. For more info contact Laurie Oken, 312/329-8307. 

Contribute Resource for a Chance to Win AEI Tuition
The REALTOR® Association Resource Exchange (RARE) is a database of resources from state and local associations of REALTORS® for you to use to improve your operations. For each sample document or other resource you contribute to the database between now and July 31, your association will earn a chance to win tuition to the 2017 AE Institute in Denver.  (Six entries per association.)  Click “add a sample” at the RARE database to contribute. For more info contact Andrew Scoulas

Okla. Assoc. Receives Commercial Grant
Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® has been awarded a 2016 Commercial Innovation Grant to help it host an event, called The 2016 Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Forum™. Learn about applying for a commercial innovation grant for your association.

Nominate Members for Commercial Awards
Have any of your REALTOR® members who are engaged in commercial real estate received an award or recognition this year? NAR wants to celebrate their achievement on a national level. Deadline to let NAR know as part of its National Commercial Award program is August 31. 

Webinar Looks at Property Management Software
Vince Coley of property management software company AppFolio talks about ways to replace software without disrupting workflow in a webinar on July 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Share registration link

Commercial Resources at CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute is regularly updating its webinars, classes, and other educational resources to help your commercial members stay on top of their profession. Share link to the organization’s website. 

Honor Your REALTOR® of the Year
State AEs: Submit information using the online submission form on your state's REALTOR® of the Year Award recipient for recognition at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando.

Get Involved with Boys & Girls Club
NAR is trying to make it simple for your association to get involved with Boys & Girls Club of America. First, find your local Club at, then call the club to ask what your association can do. Then share how your association got involved by e-mailing Your members can do the same thing as individuals or at the brokerage level. NAR is sharing stories of involvement at


Home Surveillance Legal Considerations
NAR senior Counsel Finley Maxson in a video talks about legal considerations for real estate professionals when surveillance devices are present on a property.

Lawsuit About Personal Property to Proceed
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit alleging Fannie Mae allowed the removal of personal property from a house without getting the owner’s permission.

Report compiled by Robert Freedman, 202/383-1012. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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