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House to House: Realtors’® Market Predictions for 2015

Posted by Emily Morgan - February 24, 2015 - House To House
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House to House: Realtors’® Market Predictions for 2015   As we welcome in the New Year, we also welcome more positive predictions for the housing market. After years of slow and steady recovery, in 2014 the U.S economy saw its best year since the 2008 recession. With the economy continuing to show improvement and income […]

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House to House: Selling Your Home During the Winter

Posted by Emily Morgan - February 24, 2015 - House To House
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House to House: Selling Your Home During the Winter     Selling your home during the winter months can be a daunting task. The holiday season is already a hectic time of year and selling a house can be stressful. However, there are distinct advantages to selling your home at this time of year.   […]

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House to House: Watch your Property Management Revenue

Posted by Emily Morgan - February 24, 2015 - House To House, News & Events
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House to House: Watch your Property Management Revenue By: Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission   When the real estate economy began to decline in the last several years, many real estate brokerage firms turned to property management to make up for the downturn in residential sales. This seemed like a […]

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REALTOR® Safety Concerns Affect Consumers – REALTOR.com Article

Posted by Emily Morgan - January 29, 2015 - House To House, News & Events
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In the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter last year, agents have been beefing up their safety measures when it comes to showing houses to new clients. Many brokerages have hired safety experts to teach Krav Maga self-defense techniques, and real estate coaches are promoting smartphone apps such as SafeTREC, EmergenSee, and Real Alert—all […]

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House to House: Arkansas Realtors® Raise over $88,000 for Special Olympics Arkansas

Posted by Emily Morgan - December 16, 2014 - House To House
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House to House: Arkansas Realtors® Raise over $88,000 for Special Olympics Arkansas   Arkansas Realtors® have a long-standing tradition of community involvement, making a difference in the neighborhoods in which they serve.   Realtors® volunteer their time and effort with numerous charities and worthy causes on a local, state and national level. The Arkansas Realtors® Association encourages Realtors® to […]

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Message from the AREC: Retention Rates for New Licensees

Posted by Emily Morgan - December 15, 2014 - News & Events
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Retention Rates for New Licensees A broker once said to me that real estate was one of the last professions whereby a person of limited means with no specialized training or college degree could establish a highly successful career through intelligence and hard work. There is truth to that; however, there has to be a […]

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House to House: Real Estate Consumers May Encounter New Safety Practices

Posted by Emily Morgan - November 19, 2014 - House To House
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House to House: Real Estate Consumers May Encounter New Safety Practices By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission   In response to the recent tragedy regarding real estate agent Beverly Carter, much attention is being given to measures that can be taken to better prepare real estate agents to recognize, avoid […]

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2015 NAR Officers Installed

Posted by Emily Morgan - November 12, 2014 - News & Events, News Releases
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2015 NAR Officers Installed Original Press Release from realtor.org:  http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2014/11/2015-nar-officers-installed Media Contact: Yolanda Byrd / 202-383-7515 / Email New Orleans (November 11, 2014) – Chris Polychron, a Realtor® in Hot Springs, Ark., was installed today as 2015 president of the National Association of Realtors® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Polychron has […]

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Requirements for Real Estate Courses Tighten – Gary Isom, AREC Executive Director

Posted by Emily Morgan - October 20, 2014 - News & Events
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The Banker’s Advocate September 2014 – Gary Isom Article   This article was originally published in the September 30, 2014, issue of the Arkansas State Bank Department’s newsletter, The Banker’s Advocate.

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House to House: What Consumers Should Expect When Working with a Realtor®

Posted by Emily Morgan - October 6, 2014 - House To House
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House to House: What Consumers Should Expect When Working with a Realtor® By Emily Morgan, Director of Public Relations & Communications, Arkansas Realtors® Association   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 […]

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