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Helping REALTORS® understand inherent dangers of profession still priority for NAR’s Past President

Polychron.jpgChris Polychron made REALTOR® safety a priority during his tenure as NAR President in 2015. He’s still passionate about the issue. That was evident when he spoke on the subject at the Rocky Mountain Region XI Conference last month in Colorado Springs, CO.

Polychron was in his final months as NAR President-Elect when news broke nationally of the murder of Arkansas REALTOR® Beverly Carter. That tragedy was a trigger for Polychron’s safety agenda as president. “You may remember, Beverly Carter was killed during my tenure,” Polychron said to a group of roughly 300 in attendance.

“I had the family come and talk one day and when they were done, there was not a dry eye in the crowd. I had to speak that day too and anyone who was there will tell you I couldn’t finish my speech. I’d never been so emotional and I made a pledge that I’d try to make a focus of REALTOR® safety.” View the complete article here.

 

Nevada REALTOR® contingent sells world investors on Silver State projects/opportunities

By Diane Brown, 2017 NVAR Global Chair

MIPIMpic.jpgMIPIM is an international conference that brings together real estate investors, developers, designers, architects and visionaries to network and conduct business as well as share ideas and information. For a wonderful informative video, here is a YouTube link on MIPIM.

The Nevada Association of REALTORS®, Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® and the Reno Association of REALTORS® sent leadership representatives to the MIPIM Conference in Cannes France March 14-17 to represent the Silver State in the National Association of REALTORS® Pavilion. The trip marked the second mission to MIPIM for the Nevada group as a few members made the initial trek to Europe in 2016. 

Click here to read the full article.

 

NAR committee application process underway

NARlogo.jpgFor anyone interested in sitting on a 2018 NAR committee, the selection process opened this week. The committee application website will be open through May 23. NAR members can submit a committee application for up to five committees and seek up to three endorsements per application.

Service on a committee shall be limited to two consecutive two- or three- year terms or five consecutive one-year terms, whichever is longer, without a break in service of one year. This policy applies to state representatives and affiliate representatives as well as at-large members.

To learn more about the selection process and how to apply, click here.

 

Chain of security only as strong as weakest link

REALTORS®, banks, title companies must be wary of client computers

chain.jpgSomewhere, Stacy and her family just moved into town and are in the process of purchasing a new home. She can't wait to close because she's staying at her in-law's house with her husband and 2 children -- to say it's cramped is an understatement! By all accounts they're an American success story. Stacy is a nurse, and her husband David is a dentist. Their two children are in the 3rd and 5th grades and look forward to playing soccer in the spacious back yard of a new suburban home. Having received the proceeds from the sale of their prior home, and with pre-approval letter in hand, they just made an offer on the home of their dreams. Everything is going perfect for them. Little do they know, something is about to go horribly wrong.

Luckily, their lender has taken all of the necessary steps to protect their non-public personal information. After all, they have to. With so much on the line, so much to lose, and the CFPB breathing down their neck, their lender is a model for data security and best practices and their staff are well trained. The lender has all the correct policies and procedures, the latest encryption software, encrypted email, and the best money can buy in the areas of IT, firewalls, and security. Continue reading here.

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