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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 Training @ HCAR

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

KEYSTONE 101: Entering Listings Correctly
Learn how to add or edit a listing in Keystone. We will go over Rules & Regulations, Compliance, entering accurate information, open houses and photos.
Thursday, April 30 • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

KEYSTONE 201: Promoting Your Listings
In this class you will learn about all the optional features of Keystone that can help you more effectively work within the program and promote your listing. We will go over recent Keystone updates, open houses, ShowingTime for the MLS, documents, the Marketing Center, preferences, and more.
Thursday, April 30 • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

MATRIX 102: Presenting CMAs with Confidence
Learn how to utilize Matrix CMA to WOW your clients and close the sale! In this class you will learn how to use the Matrix CMA Wizard to complete a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA looks at history, current market conditions and trends to arrive at a range of value for a subject property. The CMA is like a snapshot in time. It is important to remember that creating an effective CMA requires practice.
Wednesday, May 6 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MATRIX 301: Smarter Success Using MRIS Stats
Using MRIS.com and Matrix, find and gather statistical information you can use to understand and discuss the market with your clients to showcase your expertise.
Wednesday, May 6 • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MRIS 201: Maximize Your Productivity with MRIS
In this class you'll be introduced to the often overlooked products that are already included with your MRIS subscription. These tools and features are designed to save you time and money, as well as adding an extra level of service to your clients.
Thursday, May 21 • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

To register, go to mris.com/training, and click on the name of a course you wish to attend. You will then see the login to register. For MRIS training questions or inquiries, please email training@mris.net.


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