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Latest Industry News for Brokers

2024 Events

Virtual 1031 Exchange Summit

August 7, 14, 21
Online via Zoom

REALTORS® can use real estate to help fund their retirement and generate additional cash flow. By investing in what they know best and leveraging a 1031 exchange, these unique opportunities can help structure a plan for financial success. 

Hear from a veteran CE instructor and attorney who will dive into the world of 1031 exchanges, giving you timely tips and strategies.

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NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience

November 8-10

NAR NXT combines the power of industry-leading speakers, expert education, and networking opportunities. Exchange ideas and experiment with cutting-edge innovation at the industry’s largest real estate expo.

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Important times/dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:00-11:00 AM 
    Broker Engagement Council
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 1:00-2:30 PM
    Small Broker Committee
  • Thursday Nov. 7, 3:00-4:30 PM
    Idea Exchange Council Broker Forum
  • Saturday Nov. 9, 3:00-4:30 PM 
    Broker Engagement Committee

Broker Power Hour Updates & Archive

Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, July 24, 1 p.m. EST | 12 p.m. CST

NAR Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Jessica Lautz will share an economic update and market trends for brokers. Find out what’s in store for the real estate market in the upcoming months and what that means for your brokerage.

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Dr. Jessica Lautz

Dr. Jessica Lautz is the Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. She has been with NAR since 2007. The core of her research focuses on analyzing trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. She is in demand as a speaker and by major media outlets to provide commentary on the real estate market. She has testified before Congress on behalf of NAR.

Save the Date! Upcoming 2024 Broker Power Hours:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. EST | 12 p.m. CST
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. EST | 12 p.m. CST
  • Wednesday, Dec.18 at 1 p.m. EST | 12 p.m. CST

Previous Recordings

June 2024

Topic: Hear from NAR's Legal Team and John D. Mayfield in an empowering webinar designed specifically for real estate brokers and managers. Explore innovative strategies and practical tools to help your agents stand out in a crowded marketplace by effectively showcasing their unique value to clients.

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March 2024

Topic: Attracting and retaining top-performing agents can be challenging in an extremely competitive industry. Here’s how you can stand out from the crowd and offer a benefit that gives your agents financial security.

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January 2024

Topic: NAR Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Jessica Lautz shared economic updates and market trends for brokers. Find out what’s in store for the real estate market in the upcoming months and what that means for your brokerage.

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December 2023

Topic: Former NAR President Tracy Kasper offered updates post-Burnett trial and what comes next. Note: This session was not recorded due to the legal nature of the information shared.

October 2023

Topic: NAR resources to evolve your firm, including updates on C2EX, Financial Wellness, broker activities at NAR NXT, and future broker events.

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July 2023

Topic: NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shared economic updates and market trends that will directly affect brokers in the upcoming months.

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June 2023

Topic: Latest industry insights and strategies to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of risk management and legal compliance.

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March 2023

Topic: NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun shared economic updates and market trends for brokers. Find out what’s in store for the real estate market in the upcoming months and what that means for your brokerage.

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February 2023

Topic: Agent retention and recruitment with moderator Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, NAR’s 2023 Broker Relations Liaison, and panelists Karen Hatcher, CEO & Broker, Sovereign Realty & Management; Jo Jenkins, Broker, RE/MAX Concepts; and Brandon Roberts, Broker, Windermere Crest Realty Co.

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Explaining Broker & REALTOR® Value

NAR establishes guidelines for local MLS broker marketplaces to support pro-consumer and pro-business competitive real estate markets.​​ Share these infographics with your team to further emphasize the value of working with a REALTOR®.

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179 Ways Agents Who are REALTORS® Are Worth Every Penny of Their Compensation.

View the list here or download a PDF version to share with your office or clients.

105 More Ways

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Local MLS Broker Marketplaces Make Home Fantasies Realities

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Local MLS Broker Marketplaces in Action

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Why Hire an Agent Who Is a REALTOR®?

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Leverage NAR branding language and creative assets to distinguish yourself from non-member agents. Sign in to access marketing materials to share on social, on your website, in your bios, and in your emails. Distinguish yourself by sharing the value of the REALTOR® brand which unites us.

NAR is working hard to prevail in the court of law and is seeking all of our help to prevail in the court of public opinion. Use the many talking points, infographics, articles, and resources available here to tell your story. This site is geared toward helping consumers and others understand the value REALTORS® bring to the real estate transaction and it explains how local broker marketplaces foster competition.

The Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD) is devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for brokers and agents. The online learning site is your hub for online courses, microcourses, and on-the-go resources. Sharpen your skills and prepare your agents for the changing market.

NAR to Provide ABR® Coursework at No Cost

From late February through the end of the year, members can complete the course via a live interactive webinar or online at their own pace.

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More News for Brokers

News and resources from NAR for brokers, including office and team management, legal, risk management, and broker education.

Offers, Tips, and Professional Development

Right Tools, Right Now

NAR has made hundreds of critical business resources – webinars, courses, toolkits, and more – available to members FREE or at significant discounts.

Online Courses

Online courses allow students to learn on their own timeline, from wherever they are.

Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Whichever virtual platform you use, adhering to best practices will improve the overall success of the meeting when it comes to sound and video.

Toolkits, Programs, and Association Grants

Broker Summit Toolkit

Members of the Broker Engagement Committee created this Broker Summit Toolkit to help you get started on planning your association’s event. We hope you find it a useful resource and we look forward to hearing about your event!

Download the Toolkit

Broker Engagement Program & Association Grants

The Broker Engagement Grant allows local and state associations to create Broker activities which align with the Broker Engagement Committee’s and Broker Engagement Council’s purpose: increase broker engagement, representation and feedback regarding NAR’s programs, services and strategic priorities. State and local associations may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for broker engagement purposes annually. Reach out to your state or local association to see how you can help today!

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