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In an ever changing market full of media hype and lowered economic forecasts, it seems like a good time to talk about planning for the coming year. As I started talking with people in November about business planning and goals for 2007, I realized that there were a couple of articles that might h...
In case we all missed it, November has been NAR's designation awareness month. To celebrate, I would like to not talk about designations. Instead I would like to just make a mention of my recent travels, numerous as they have been.I started the month the same way October ended....traveling. This ...
With much excitement and all due worry I am now preparing for the National Association of REALTORSĀ® conference and Expo.Ā  I'll be in New Orleans for a week and I've already been asked to attend a panel discussion, a regional reception, state caucus, 3 luncheons, 4 dinners, 5 parties and a get tog...
As a member of REBAC, the Real Estate Buyer Agency Council, I get updates each week. Today, this article jumped out at me right away;WORKING FAMILIES PAY MORE FOR TRANSPORTATION THAN THEY SAVE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NEW STUDY REVEALSclick to read the full story.....Maybe it's just me, but I think...
I'm at the ARELLO conference in San Antonio. You can read a little more detail on the conference on my Real Estate and Appraisal Education page and I'll include that link below.http://curthilty.wordpress.com/One of the hot topics among the regulators is education, and many concerns were voiced. H...
For many people, both the general public and industry professionals, the Alphabet Soup of designations has gotten, well, cloudy over the years. Trying to determine which designation is the best has up until now been very difficult. Recently however the MRE designation has become nationwide and re...

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