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RealtyTrac: Local Foreclosure Activity Follows Different Patterns

September 23, 2015  |  by Ellen

RealtyTrac has released their August 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report and the news is good overall. Maryland, even though it has one of the country’s highest overall foreclosure rates, had a decrease of 26% when it came to foreclosure starts. This downward trend is consistent with what is happening around the country (in fact, foreclosure starts have dropped to their... Continue Reading


MRIS-U Quick Tip: How to Start a CMA in Matrix Using Carts

September 22, 2015  |  by Jess

Have questions about creating a Comparative Market Analysis in Matrix? Get answers by attending Matrix 102: Presenting CMAs with Confidence at a location near you. In this class, you’ll learn about CMA creation, how to search for comparables, what customization options you have and more. Click here to see the upcoming dates and times. CMAs can be created in Matrix... Continue Reading


Getting Started With Mozaic™

September 21, 2015  |  by Jess

Have you tried Mozaic™ yet? Our newest product (which is FREE for your use) helps streamline communications about listings between not just you and your buyers, but also between your buyers and a co-buyer as well as any friends and family participants they want to include. To get started with Mozaic, watch our short tutorial below. Also be sure to... Continue Reading

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Inman Releases Digital Marketing Package For Inman Select Subscribers

September 18, 2015  |  by Ellen

If you’ve signed up for your free subscription to Inman Select you now have access to their Digital Marketing Package which includes the following resources: The Online Seller Lead Conversion Kit The Facebook Marketing Success Kit The Online Marketing Kickstarter Kit The Email Marketer’s Tool Kit All of these kits were discussed on Inman’s Select Audio Live so check out the archived... Continue Reading

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REALTOR® Shares Subtle Cues She Ignored Before Being Attacked During A Showing

September 17, 2015  |  by Ellen

REALTORS® put themselves in danger with every stranger they meet outside of the office and every unknown home they show. Nobody thinks it could happen to them. Be safe, listen to your instincts when working by yourself and always be prepared. Share this video with every real estate professional you know…it could save a life. This video was created for... Continue Reading


Nominations for the Adam D. Cockey Jr Community Leadership Award are Open

September 16, 2015  |  by RaInda Green

A courageous leader. A dedicated humanitarian. A person who is enthusiastic for helping the community. Do you know an MRIS subscriber who you believe fits the definition of the following five criteria? •    Leadership: Possesses the ability to motivate and inspire others to accomplish a specific goal or objective. This involves an element of risk in order to benefit others.... Continue Reading


MRIS-U Quick Tip: Running Listing Compliance Reports

September 15, 2015  |  by Jess

Here’s another handy MRIS-U Quick Tip taken from MRIS 101: Kick Off Your Career with MRIS. Click here to find an upcoming class at a location near you. Did you know that you can run reports to check for certain common compliance violations? The Listing Compliance Report and the Listing Contingency/Expiration Report links let you proactively run reports that scan... Continue Reading


Learn About Changes To The FHA Single Family Housing Handbook

September 14, 2015  |  by Ellen

The changes to FHA’s new Single Family Housing Handbook go into effect today, September 14th, 2015 and NAR is hosting an online information session to go over the changes. The host of this session is the Washington D.C.-based Brian Chappelle of Potomac Partners. He is going to cover how to access the handbook and the policy changes that are going to impact... Continue Reading


CEO David Charron Discusses Real Estate Apps For Consumers

September 11, 2015  |  by Ellen

For his latest Washington Post column David Charron dug deep into the world of apps to find the ones that help people all along the real estate spectrum. From renters to buyers to people planning their next renovation, he’s compiled a list of some of the apps that come in handy to the consumers we all work with every day.... Continue Reading

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NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Webinars Begin Today

September 9, 2015  |  by Ellen

NAR has put together several webinars from REALTOR® Safety Month that cover a variety of topics—from technology tools that can help you stay safe to everyday safety tips to how to stay safe when showing rural properties. These webinars kick off today starting at 10am. Each topic is a separate webinar so you only have to attend the ones that would be... Continue Reading

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