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top of mind
NAR keeps pressure on Congress
to pause rate hikes. PAGE 8
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Know your options as the health
coverage deadline nears. PAGE 9
A new protected class and enhanced
competence standards lead Code of
Ethics changes. PAGE 10
Affordability will take a hit as interest rates
and prices continue scaling up. PAGE 12
Tech-savvy agents are the key to a bright
future for the real estate industry. PAGE 14
Even in states with strict property
disclosure rules, detailed inspections
are warranted. PAGE 15
how to . . .
WORK WITH DIVORCING CLIENTS
Empathy is crucial along with financial
and legal knowledge. PAGE 33
If you’re a broker stretched too thin, consider
getting management help. PAGE 34
GET YOUR BRAND NOTICED
Enhance your credibility with tech products
offering a big bang for the buck. PAGE 36
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Championing industry innovation and increased member
involvement, NAR President Steve Brown insists that embracing
change on all fronts is the key to a healthy future for real estate.
Do You Know Where Your Listings Are?
Finding the balance between maintaining the integrity of property information and
maximizing its exposure has never been trickier. Learn how brokers are making tough
decisions regarding syndicators and aggregators. PAGE 24
What Buyers Want Most—and Get!
Consumer tastes in room features and layouts vary by region. PAGE 30
Pillar of Community Strength
Robyn Erlenbush’s brokerage is a one-stop shop for info and merchandise related to
Bozeman, Mont. Besides selling property, her passion is giving back to people in need.