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Broker Summit Series
Heads to Seattle, Charlotte
Broker-owners and managers, join your peers at the NAR-sponsored Broker Summits. Industry experts will highlight
cutting-edge management and risk-reduction practices at two-day events in Seattle and Charlotte.
The Seattle REALTOR® Broker
Summit runs Aug. 17–18. A second
Seattle event, Aug. 18–19, focuses
exclusively on technology. The
Charlotte summit runs Sept. 22–23. Each event is open to 300
designated brokers or brokers-in-charge and includes a Power
Broker Roundtable presented by RISMedia. “The NAR Broker
Summits provide the insights and peer discussions broker
members need to be successful in today’s market,” says NAR
President Chris Polychron. Learn more at realtor.org/brokersummit.
Be on Technology’s
NAR’s Tech Edge events are one-day high-energy conferences
geared toward agents eager to learn how web-based and mobile
technologies benefit their business and clients. There are five
events remaining this year. NAR speakers and local technology
experts present hot-topic sessions covering mobile marketing,
online identities, and Facebook for business. For dates and
registration, visit epronar.com/nar-tech-edge.
New FedEx Savings
and Rewards Program
FedEx, the National Association of REALTORS®’s exclusive
shipping services provider, offers REALTORS® a new rewards
program in addition to deep discounts on FedEx services. Enroll
for free in the FedEx Advantage program for 26 percent off
select FedEx Express U.S. shipping, 20 percent off select FedEx
Express international shipping and select FedEx Office services,
and 12 percent off select FedEx Ground shipping. Enroll at
fedex.com/narsavings with passcode LCRS8p01. After you enroll, join My FedEx Rewards at fedex.com/myfedexrewards, also
for free, and earn gift cards and points redeemable for gift cards
and brand-name merchandise with every eligible shipment.
Learn more at realtor.org/fedexshipping.
Access to Credit
Traditional credit-scoring models are keeping many qualified
consumers from becoming home owners. Housing and Urban
Development Secretary Julián Castro, right, participated in a
summit on credit access hosted by the National Association of
REALTORS® and several partner groups in April. NAR President Chris Polychron and other industry leaders are pushing
for broader criteria to be used in calculating creditworthiness,
saying that entrepreneurs, millennials, and many minority
households are having an especially difficult time qualifying for
a mortgage using conventional lending standards.