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Many people do what’s expected of them
each day—but a select few are driven
by an outsized sense of compassion and
fairness to make the world a better place.
REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbor
Award winners belong to this special group.
From repairing dangerously dilapidated
homes for poor owners to providing a safe
space for survivors of domestic violence,
these REALTORS® are dedicated to life-changing volunteer work. PAGE 23
Are You Fluent?
Buyers seeking an eco-friendly, flexible home
may want to pursue the factory-built route.
Designs are becoming more innovative and
stylish than ever. PAGE 36
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top of mind
WE HELPED STEADY THE ECONOMY
A review of the legislative wins that shored up
real estate and a glimpse at the challenges
ahead. PAGE 12
Advice to the next administration for spurring
much-needed housing construction. PAGE 14
Real estate scams often target seniors.
Here’s how to help your clients stay vigilant.
YOUR NAR PAGE 18
how to . . .
GET SELLERS OUT THE DOOR
When clients are hesitant to step away from
their home, advance planning is critical.
STAGE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
O;ce, retail, and warehouse spaces can
benefit from residential touches.
in the trenches
Your surprising and amusing real estate
stories. PAGE 48
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