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PRESIDENT PAGE 4
GUEST EDITOR PAGE 5
READERS PAGE 6
top of mind
RECHANNELING THE DATA FLOW
Project Upstream’s mission is to give brokers
greater security and control over their listing
data. As the technology evolves, MLSs are
assessing what the changes mean for them.
Spiking rents are making it hard for would-be
buyers to save for down payments. PAGE 12
Lack of supply is the biggest challenge for the
booming market in triple-net leases. PAGE 14
how to . . .
KEEP IN TOUCH FOR THE LONG HAUL
Striking the balance between too much and
too little contact can help you earn clients’
loyalty well after a deal has closed. The way
you reach out may a;ect their decision to
recommend you to others. PAGE 31
power of R
YOUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE 36
YOUR IMPACT PAGE 40
A Dream Too Far
The country’s growing wealth gap means
a generation of potential home buyers is
missing out on the chance for economic
advancement. Are policy makers paying
attention? PAGE 16
Driven by a passion to give back to their
communities, REALTOR® Magazine’s
2015 Good Neighbor Award winners
are much more than volunteers. Their
extraordinary ability to raise spirits and
save lives makes them game changers.
From raising millions of dollars for
children and adults with disabilities to
raising awareness about misunderstood
cancer symptoms, these five extraordinary
REALTORS®—and five honorable mentions—
work selflessly to make a di;erence each day.
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