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2010 

The first time I was in HongKong about 15 years ago, I had a call in the limo from the airport, from friends who had just arrived. I saw a tunnel approaching and told my friends that we would lose connection any minute now.  The limo driver laughed - and told me in that HongKong cell phones work ...
11/29/2010
Have you taken the CIPS courses?  Have you applied for your CIPS designation?If you took your CIPS courses and are still waiting to fulfill the requirements to apply for your designation, please check out the new application form.You used to have to have three transactions under your belt involvi...
11/28/2010
The National Association of REALTORS®  (NAR) announced that REALTOR.com will expand its services to cover interntional markets and include translation services to draw even more international visits to its website.   International Buyers spend $66 Billion in real estate transactions in the USA an...
11/27/2010
  Anyone out there still in doubt about "staging" a property to sell it should read the blogs by Paige!  Here is a very good explanation of the difference between decorting your home and staging your home for sale!     I often hear comments or statements relating to Home Staging that are somewher...
11/27/2010
I have already reported that NAR is no longer recognizing the TRC designation and that NAR is leaving the International Consortium of Real Estate Agents ICREA/worldproperties.com at the end of this year.  NAR will develop their own International Real Estate network on REALTOR.com starting in 2011...
11/27/2010
 New GLOBAL MARKETING GROUP         Many of us CIPS designees also have the TRC - Transnational Referral Certification.  At the recent NAR Convention in New Orleans, TRC was discussed at all of the Global meetings. It was announced that NAR is leaving the International Consortium of Real Estate A...
11/27/2010
  Various agents in my real estate office have had scam charges on their credit cards here in Naples recently, ranging from $330 to over $5,000.  One agent warned us on our intranet system of a new small device, a scanner, called the Square which is about the size of a quarter and about half agai...
11/25/2010
    The Natinal Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has posted an article online dealing with Cyber Crime, stating that many small businesses are real estate firms and "small businesses are increasingly the targets of sophisticated scam artists taking over their bank accounts." NAR also points out tha...
11/25/2010
  What a wonderful post, Mike:  great information and graphics, easy to understand! It's what agents and their customers need.  I am very grateful and Happy Thanksgiving!     Credit tips for my borrowers, by Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender The question:  "I want to improve my credit.  Should I pa...
11/24/2010
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