Ep 8: Legislation & Abstracting with Kathy Fowler

Kathy Fowler, OAR’s 2018 President, joins us and talks about her experience from fighting forest fires in Montana to being on national committees and 2018 OAR President. We talk about the legislature and abstracting in depth and get a detailed update on what bills we are watching and working on as a state.

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REALTORS® share 10 RPR strategies for success

A look back at our 2017 REALTOR® stories reveals compelling and insightful strategies for creating workplace efficiencies, earning client trust, and generating new business –– all while leveraging the data and reports found within Realtors Property Resource® (RPR® ). The accuracy of the data obtained by consumers, and the availability of the most up-to-date data, is a point […]

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Introducing RPR Connect: a new Facebook Group

Introducing RPR Connect:  a new Facebook Group. RPR Connect is an interactive forum that connects REALTORS®, Brokers/Owners, and other industry leaders who want to keep ahead of the curve. RPR Connect provides an open, professional dialogue for real estate pros who want to share their RPR success strategies as well as those who want quick answers to their RPR-related […]

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Aluminum, steel tariffs impact on residential real estate

Following is a statement from National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the proposal to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum and the potential impact on residential real estate: “International trade requires reciprocal understanding of mutual interests. Trade has to be fair and intellectual property rights have to be respected on both sides. Still, the proposed […]

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Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

In October, a Massachusetts landlord who refused to rent to pregnant women or families with minor children was found guilty of violating the federal Fair Housing Act and fined $40,000. The same month, the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York sued a landlord for allegedly quoting higher rental rates to black prospective tenants, rejecting applicants with public rent […]

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NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall to USA Today: Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor by NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall addressing the highly debatable claim made last week by a USA Today guest columnist that homeownership is a lousy investment. This letter to the editor in support of homeownership was published in today’s print edition of USA Today: (Click image to view readable […]

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Ep 6: Legislation & Fair Housing with Andrea Frymire

We interview Andrea Frymire, the chair of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) Government Affairs Committee Chair. We talk about some important legislation that we need to pay attention to and advice for REALTORS® to get involved. Plus the Fair Housing Act’s 50th anniversary, what it is & why that is important.

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