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2015 REALTOR® Broker Summits

Join NAR for the 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summits!

Visit the Broker Summit page for more information and select the dates that work best for you:
  • Broker Summit, August 17 - 18, Seattle, Wasington
    Attend this event to network with colleagues and gain advice on business management issues that matter to you as a broker.
  • NEW! Broker 'Tech Edge' Summit, August 18 - 19, Seattle, Washington
    The Broker 'Tech Edge' Summit will focus exclusively on the technology issues that matter to you as a business owner.
  • Broker Summit, September 22 - 23, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Attend this event to network with colleagues and gain advice on business management issues that matter to you as a broker.
Discount available for attending both Seattle events!

You don't want to miss the Broker Summit that was created by your peers – all with you in mind!

NAR's D.A.N.G.E.R. Report

"... some good insight on the future of the industry ... a must read for all our members." - Peter Morgan, Executive Vice President, HCAR.

The goal of the DANGER Report is to provide the residential Real Estate Industry with a comprehensive and objective analysis of the most significant threats, risks, and black swans that could possibly impact the industry. The Report does not identify solutions for any danger. It was decided at the beginning of the project that creating solutions is the responsibility of each respective leader and organization.

The initial research was focused on the residential real estate brokerage industry in the United States. Subsequent studies covering commercial real estate, property management, and the global markets outside the U.S. are being considered.
NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program Expanding in 2015

NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program to Expand in 2015 REALTOR®safety is one resolution we can all agree on. Educate yourself about the potential dangers REALTORS® can face on the job with the resources available in the REALTOR® Safety Program. From videos to safety app recommendations for your smartphone to educational webinars, NAR is serious about your safety. There's a lot more in store for the REALTOR® Safety Program this year too. New resources will be introduced throughout the year, including a new safety course, safety tips, videos and more. Be sure to visit www.realtor.org/Safety often so you don't miss a thing.
Claim Your .REALTOR Domain

REALTOR domain Are you ready?

NAR members can now claim their .REALTOR domain. Members can instantly communicate to consumers their status as a REALTOR® in their website address, strengthening their connection to the REALTOR® brand, and identifying themselves as a trusted source for real estate information.

NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register with a FREE .REALTOR domain for one year. After the first free domain, pricing for additional domains will start at $39.95, with multiple domains and multiple year discounts available. Visit www.claim.REALTOR to claim your .REALTOR domain today.
Earn CEUs at YOUR Convenience - 24 x 7 - with HCAR Online!

REcampus HCAR offers a variety of required and special-topic elective online courses, allowing you to earn your required CEUs at your convenience.
Here are the courses currently available to you 24/7:

Maryland Legislative Update
- 3 CEU / Required Category A
Maryland Ethics and Predatory Lending
- 3 CEU / Required Category D
Maryland Fair Housing
- 1.5 CEU / Required Category C
MREC Agency - Residential
- 3 CEU / Required Category H
Red Flags Property Inspection Guide
- 6 CEU / Elective Category F
Buyer Representation in Real Estate
- 6 CEU / Elective Category F
Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs and Auctions - 6 CEU / Elective Category F
Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales - 6 CEU / Elective Category F
Investment Property Practice and Management - 6 CEU / Elective Category F
Reverse Mortgages for Seniors - 6 CEU / Elective Category F

Continuing Education History Look-Up Now Available OnLine

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The Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC) recently announced that licensees are now able to check their personal continuing education (CED) credits on-line through the Commission's new education portal.

Licensees will need to use/create a personal password with their registration number to access their records. The records will list the type of credit, (i.e. Legal & Legislative, Fair Housing...), the number of hours the class has, the date the program was given and the school that the program was taken with. All schools, effective since January 2013, are required to up-load their student rosters to the Commission's site, which will populate each licensee's personal record.

(Please note: MAR has only up-loaded classes since September 2012. MAR CED classes given prior to September 2012 are not listed on the Commission's site and licensees should keep their paper certificates for renewal verification.)

Just think, you will now be able to check on all your classes taken, regardless of the schools, at one location!

MRIS R.O.A.D. Show

MRIS R.O.A.D. Show We're hitting the road to attend the MRIS R.O.A.D. Show in Baltimore on Wednesday, June 10. Come for the live product demos, great prizes, and a can't-miss speech from MRIS CEO David Charron. Will we see you there? RSVP at MRISRoadShow.com!

Attending the MRIS R.O.A.D. Show is a great way to learn about new and existing MRIS products and services and how they can help you be more successful. You'll be able to talk directly with MRIS product managers about Matrix, Keystone, XactSite, SmartCharts, Homesnap Pro and more. As an added bonus, MRIS President & CEO David Charron will be on-site to present on "The Future of Real Estate” at each location.

These events are open to MRIS customers at no charge and will be open each day from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will even be drawings and door prizes for lucky subscribers, so don't miss your chance to win!

To learn more and register for the MRIS R.O.A.D. Show event, visit MRISroadshow.com!

MRIS Training @ HCAR

Join MRIS trainers at the HCAR Office for FREE hands-on training.

MRIS 202: Go Mobile with MRIS - New Class!
Learn about mobile apps and other offerings that MRIS has, including Homesnap!
Thursday, May 21 • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 25 • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

MRIS 101: Kick Off Your Career with MRIS
In this course you will be introduced to the various products and topics that will help you effectively get started with your MRIS subscription and real estate career. Whether you are a new real estate professional, just getting back into the business from a break, or simply need a refresher on MRIS-related basics, this is the course for you.
Wednesday, June 3 • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

MATRIX 101: The Need-to-Knows of Matrix
Settings, searches, contacts or emails. This is the best place to start and learn about the multiple functions Matrix offers.
Wednesday, June 3 • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Mozaic and MATRIX: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Your Clients
In this course, learn about how to communicate with your clients using the email and auto-email functions of Matrix. In addition, we will discuss the two client portals that can be used (Email+ and Mozaic) the benefits of each, and how each can help you and your client find their dream home.
Thursday, June 25 • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

To register, go to mris.com/training and log in. For MRIS training questions or inquiries, please email training@mris.net.


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