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'Pocket Listings' Under the Legal Microscope

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2014) - Licensees are reminded that properties should be marketed as "coming soon" only at the direction of their clients after they’ve been informed of the pros and cons of such limited marketing efforts, NAR General Counsel Katherine Johnson says in an article. Access a summary of the article and other resources on "coming soon," "pocket," and other off-MLS properties via the button below.

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10 Facebook Dos and Don’ts

Facebook is a great marketing tool, if you use it wisely.

By Graham Wood, REALTOR® Magazine

Facebook is a powerful way to stay in touch with your past clients, friends, and sphere. It’s also a great way to show your network the multifaceted you. But Facebook is for friendship and sharing, not for selling, so be a personality, not a salesperson, when you post or update your status.

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NAR President Announces Consumer Call for Action

April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Letter from Steve Brown, 2014 NAR President: I am proud to announce a historic action being taken by NAR this week that builds on a strategic effort we adopted and have progressively been working on for almost two years.

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Willetts Appointed to National Flood Insurance Program Implementation PAG

April 16, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC - Patrice Willetts has been appointed as one of two NC REALTORS® to serve on NAR’s NFIP Implementation Presidential Advisory Group (PAG). NAR President Steve Brown made the announcement in an email to participants on April 11. This presents an opportunity for North Carolina to have a significant voice on this national issue and future regulations.

Click the button below to read a letter from your WRAR President Jody Wainio on this topic. Also, please send Patrice concerns or questions that should be answered by this group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please, make the Subject Line: FLOOD INSURANCE.

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DOT Updates Members on Area Projects

April 10, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC – Members crammed the third floor at WRAR headquarters to enjoy lunch while learning what the NC Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning for 2014-15. The luncheon, sponsored by Alpha Mortgage, featured Karen E. Fussell, PE, Division 3 Engineer. Division Three includes Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson counties. She was assisted by Engineer Patrick Riddle.

She began the presentation with the R-3601 Causeway Project in Leland that will widen US 17/74/76 from Village Road to US 412. From there she covered most major projects in the area including the Military Cutoff Extension, I-140 completion in Brunswick County, and Hampstead by-pass.

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WRAR to Discontinue Publishing Broker Listings to Third Parties

The Board of Directors of the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® announced today that they will discontinue publishing listings to third party sites on behalf of their brokers beginning on May 9, 2014.  The Association will be hosting a webinar on March 4, 2014 entitled WRAR - Helping Brokers to Reclaim Their Listing Data to explain more about the rationale for the decision.  If you would like to register for the webinar, CLICK HERE.

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