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NAR Takes A Stand on Net Neutrality
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NAR: Why Real Estate Professionals Should Care About Net Neutrality
In June, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) joined a coalition of businesses and public interest groups working to preserve rules surrounding the Open Internet, also known as net neutrality. On Monday, the final day for interested parties to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the rules to replace current net neutrality guidelines, NAR did so:
“As the business of real estate continues to evolve, a free and open internet is increasingly critical to Realtors®,” said NAR President Bill Brown. “Net neutrality rules prevent internet providers from limiting access to real estate websites or charging those websites extra for the speed they depend on to deliver a high-quality experience online.”
If net neutrality is not preserved, real estate agents and brokers might have to start paying more for their websites to perform as well as they have in the past. Other growing and commonly used technologies for real estate would also be adversely affected: Streaming video, Voice over Internet Protocol, mobile applications, drone photography and Internet of Things (IOT) enabled smart devices...
Why NAR thinks preserving ‘net neutrality’ is crucial for agents and brokers
NAR to FCC: Real Estate Needs Open Internet
NAR Net Neutrality Resources
This Just In...
CFPB Final Rule Clear on Ability to Share Closing Disclosures
As advocated for by NAR, the final rule clarifies the ability to share the Closing Disclosure (CD) with third parties - a victory for real estate professionals nationwide. Read on NAR's Website.
Maryland Realtors® Conference and Trade Show
What's new this year? XPLODE is coming to the Annual Conference. Xplode will give you new ideas to maximize profits, provide "ah-ha" moments, valuable take-aways, relevant topics and actionable items from top national speakers, many of whom are successful REALTORS®.
Upcoming Classes at FCAR
Introduction to FCAR New Member Orientation
MREC Agency - Residential
Cash Flow Planning for Real Estate Investors
How to Sell HUD Home
MD Code of Ethics
2014 Legal Update
New Construction Stages and Issues
Working with Commercial/Investment Clients
GRI 200 Series
Well Water Supply & Mechanics
Intro to Septic Systems
We Have New Videos in the FCAR Video Library
From Maryland Realtors® - Explanation of As Is Addendum, The Multiple Layers of Value from Drone Video, When is a Pet not a Pet?
From NAR - Understanding Solar Homes, Fannie Mae Makes DTI, Student Loan Changes, Voice for Real Estate #71 - Net Neutrality, Closing Disclosure & Finance Reform
From Realtor® Magazine - Selling Existing Properties When New Construction Is Plentiful, Using Facebook Live for an Open House
On our video library pages, you can watch all videos within the FCAR website, no more wandering around on YouTube, getting sidetracked by cute kittens riding roombas... Find them Here:
2017 Women's Council of REALTORS® Crab Feast
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5: PM - 8:00 PM
Avery's Maryland Grill, 9009 Baltimore Road, Frederick MD
WCR Members are Free, Non-Members $40
"Home Buyers & Sellers Say the Strangest Things!"
Tell Your Story...Get Your Name in Print!
Let's have some fun this summer...The FCAR Communications Director (Karen Highland) is working on a fun project for the summer. Tell her a funny story about an experience with a home buyer or seller and it may be included in an article for the fall edition of the Frederick County Guide Magazine.
Stories may be funny, strange, or mildly shocking, but MUST be positive, as this publication is for the public. Members of the FCAR Board of Directors will approve the article before it gets printed, and each contributor will get to approve their story. Here are two recent examples from Realtor.com and Realtor Magazine to inspire you:
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