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NAR Call For Action

Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act of 2015 which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls.  It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress to support this important legislation.

Contact your Member of Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act to close loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive.  REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like dropdown menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner.  Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses.  Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.

Contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act

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Tentative schedule, registration and other information available here.

Hotel Accommodations:
Please visit this website to book your room at the Springdale Holiday Inn, or call the hotel directly (479-751-8300) and ask to speak with Brenda Morales.

Room Rates are $119. The room block expires on August 24, 2015.

On behalf of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Beverly Carter’s family. Words cannot express how truly sorry we are that this tragedy has happened. Though not every REALTOR® in Arkansas may have known her, we all feel a deep connection with her as a part of our REALTOR® family.

We feel an obligation to re-educate our members on best safety practices and plan to implement a statewide, if not nationwide, safety plan. It is our goal to make sure that all REALTORS® have the information and means to keep themselves safe during showings, open houses and in their day-to-day business.

To make a donation to the Carter Family, please send checks made payable to the Beverly Carter Memorial fund to:

The Beverly Carter Memorial Fund

C/O Centennial Bank

4514 Camp Robinson Rd

North Little Rock AR 72118

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