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Nominations for 2019 Elected Leaders Vacancies Open: Individual members and Local Associations are encouraged to submit individual applications to the Nominating Committee for each vacancy. Current officers who want to be considered for office next year are urged to indicate their intent in writing to their Local Association AE and copy both 2018 Nominating Committee Chair/Immediate Past President Bruce Plummer (bruce@bruceplummer.com) and DAR CEO Anne Rendle (anne@DelawareRealtor.com). The deadline for consideration is July 1. Details and a list of vacancies is here. The application for 2019 Elected Leader positions is here. Questions? Contact DAR CEO Anne Rendle at 302-734-4444.


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Want to maximize your social media opportunities? The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) offers Advanced Social Media Marketing for Business. Get the details here.

 


Drone Pilot Class: Legally flying a drone for commercial use requires an FAA remote pilot certificate. Are you certified? Check out this 2-day professional drone pilot training scheduled July 28-29, 2018.

 


 


 

Highlights from the NAR Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 19:
Enforcement of Code of Ethics violations increased
S.M.A.R.T. budget approved
MLS Policies Updated
Federal policy positions adopted
Tech Summit announced
Service Awards Announced
Read the summary here.

The midyear forecast includes rising prices and sales along with affordability challenges. That’s the word from NAR Chief Economist Lawerence Yun speaking at the residential real estate forum during the 2018 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Read more.

More from last week in Washington, D.C.

Revised guidelines for support animals in rentals expected: The National Association of REALTORS® expects that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will issue revised guidelines this year around emotional support animals, giving landlords and property managers more authority to verify that a tenant’s need for such an animal is legitimate, NAR Senior Policy Representative Megan Booth told attendees at the Property Management Forum.

Should MLS Policy Require Links on Listing Portals? Though no vote is planned before the NAR Board of Directors on the issue, the MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board will soon examine the question

Real Estate in 2028: Four industry heavyweights offered predictions on what the next decade will mean for real estate at Thursday’s Power Broker session.
Read the complete text here.


Net Neutrality Passes Senate: The Senate voted Wednesday to restore net neutrality ahead of its scheduled rollback. While real estate companies are in full support of the Senate’s decision, the measure still needs to be voted on by the House of Representatives and be signed off on by President Donald Trump.


Dr. Ben Carson, head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined thousands of Realtors at NAR’s 2018 Legislative Meetings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Read about it here.

 

As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. Fair Housing Makes US Stronger.


Will Prices Rise? Speakers at a residential real estate forum during the 2018 NAR Legislative Meetings predicted home sales and prices would rise over this year. Read more.

 U.S. banks are reportedly easing up on commercial loans, relaxing lending standards. Read this report from the CoStar Group.

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