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March 2019 Housing Minute

Existing-home sales rose 11.8 percent from last month and the median home sales price rose 3.6 percent from last year.  Click Here

Marketing tip: Pay more attention to Gen Xers

The National Association of REALTORS research experts continuously share housing data with insights that sometimes surprises or delights. Their recent look into Gen Xers did both – for me at least.  Read More

Is it time for a National IDX?

Here’s an idea to think about….

Today, we have robust rules in place that allow a broker to share their active, pending and in some cases, sold listings with their fellow practitioners via a local IDX policy.  Read More

Natural Language Processing for Real Estate

Natural Language Processing (NLP), as a subcategory of Artificial Intelligence, has continued to grow in its practice by the real estate industry. This growth is evident as seen by the proliferation of chatbots on real estate websites and new innovative products like Homebot – who won the 2018 Realogy FWD Innovation Award. Let’s dip into Natural Language Processing and how to use it for SEO in real estate blog articles.  Read More

Disaster - MS - April 13-14, 2019

This past Saturday, tornadoes and flash flooding hit a number of communities in our state.  The Mississippi REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is a charitable organization which was established in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to assist with recovery from disaster from Tupelo to Louisville, Hattiesburg, Woodville and the Mississippi Coast. We have also had the privilege of assisting disaster victims in other states, giving back to others who generously poured money into Mississippi after Katrina.

Terri Pankhurst

The spring issue of Real Estate Leader magazine is here!

This issue includes a story submitted by Terri Pankhurst of East Mississippi REALTORS® . This story focuses on Terri being a Sterling R MARPAC contributor. 

The issue also contains articles and pictures from the Winter meetings with photos from REALTOR® Day at the Capitol, the annual MARPAC Drawdown and Lip Sync Throwdown. Clarke Wise, Vice President of Government Relations, chronicles the 2019 Legislative successes. MAR’s Information Technology Director, Jacob Lundstrom, covers  some tips to combat phishing and other items of interest. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute Director, Andrea Detrick, covers  all things education and while MAR Legal Counsel Ron Farris udatesmembers on several improvements coming to MAR's Standard Forms. Read the newly released issue here.

IDX

If you’re just becoming a real estate agent, you may have a leg up on those who started their careers years ago because you work in an age where anyone can access listing information within seconds — all it takes is a few keystrokes and clicks.  Read More

February 2019 Housing Minute

Pending home sales and inventory rose in January, while existing home sales experienced a drop.  Click Here

Thats who we R

“That’s Who We R” serves as a reminder of what NAR has always stood for, while signaling where the organization is heading. For REALTORS®, the campaign is a rallying cry that instills pride in their everyday actions. For consumers, it’s an education about the REALTOR® difference. 

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