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“Handsome Is That Handsome Does”

December 10, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

The Vicar of Wakefield, a novel by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, was published in 1766. Vicar was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. One of the quotes from the book, noted in the title above, serves to compliment people who do good deeds in their everyday work. It has always stuck with me since I... Continue Reading


Ask Me! An NVAR Initiative

August 8, 2012  |  by Anne

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) Chief Executive Officer, Christine Todd, shares insight on how the Ask Me! campaign started and how it is helping homebuyers navigate the Northern Virginia market.The effort is designed “to get out the word that now is the time of opportunity for buyers and sellers. NVAR’s new “Ask Me!” campaign will connect homebuyers and sellers with NVAR... Continue Reading

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Southern Maryland REALTORS Partner With Local College to Boost Financial Literacy

June 14, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Congrats to our many friends at SMAR for their outstanding initiative, Money Smart, in cooperation with NAR and the College of Southern Maryland to “boost financial literacy.”  SMAR President Paul Fenton appeared in this video to explain the program. This free event offered sound financial advice in tough economic times. Industry experts presented sessions covering topics related to real estate and... Continue Reading

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In the RESpotlight: NVAR and Christine M. Todd, CAE, RCE, CIPS

October 31, 2011  |  by Anne

For the second edition of In the RESpotlight we are proudly featuring Ms. Christine (Chris) M. Todd, Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) since 1989.  During her tenure, Chris and her team have been credited with making vast advancements for NVAR and its members as well as the global real estate community.  NVAR has grown... Continue Reading

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In the RESpotlight: GBBR and Carolyn Cook

September 12, 2011  |  by Anne

Today, MRIS is kicking off a new series: In the RESpotlight, where we will be featuring our different MRIS Shareholding Associations on the  Our first Association is the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® (GBBR) lead by Interim EVP, Carolyn Blanchard Cook.  Carolyn met with us and filled us in on all the great things GBBR is currently working on... Continue Reading


Congratulations NVAR on Winning the Gold LEED!

September 9, 2011  |  by Anne

REALTOR® Association Headquarters Garners LEED Gold Status Sustainability, Efficiency are Hallmarks of Fairfax Facility Fairfax, VA – The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® proudly announces that its Fairfax headquarters facility has achieved gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design core and shell rating system. Located at 8407 Pennell Street, this home for 10,000... Continue Reading

Top Technology Trends to Watch in 2011

May 6, 2011  |  by MRIS_CIO_Michael_Belak

Technology products continue to emerge at an ever increasing rate.    The key question(s) I’m often asked is:  Which of these new technologies will be the most helpful to my business?  How do I know which products will actually increase revenues?  Will this new product really help me be more efficient and lower my costs?   While reviewing specific vendors and products can be helpful, MRIS also believes it’s... Continue Reading

Thank You NVAR!

February 3, 2011  |  by Cassie

Each year, NVAR recognizes an Affiliate organization that works to advance and support the REALTOR® community. MRIS is proud to announce that we have been honored with the 2010 Affiliate of the Year Award. Christine M. Todd, CEO of NVAR stated, “The staff at MRIS has been recognized because they continually work above and beyond the call of duty in support... Continue Reading

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