October10KResearchNow that the baton is in grasp of the first month of the final quarter of our annual relay, it's a good time to look back and reflect. This year has been spectacular for residential real estate. Robust gains in sales and prices were felt in many markets. More homes sold in less time for closer to asking price. While consumers have felt empowered by low prices and interest rates, sellers are starting to regain their footing. Seller confidence is crucial to refilled inventory bins – which are still relatively sparse.

commercialTake advantage of online education and learn about commercial real estate from the comfort of your own home. NCJAR Provides a a convenient, EASY way for real estate professionals to complete their continuing education online. Not only does this convenience save them time and money, but we deliver relevant content to support their business success.


NCJAR board offices will be closing at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Nov. 27th and CLOSED on Nov. 28th & 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2013 at our regular business hours (M-F 9am - 4:30pm). Our Springfield location will be CLOSED the entire day on Wednesday, November 27th!

May your Thanksgiving and all the days ahead be filled with happiness, peace, and prosperity.  

Sincerely… NCJAR Leadership & Staff


Tell Your Story... and Join the Movement!REALTORS®

The Power of 'R' is you and all you do to advocate for the real estate industry and the nation’s 75 million property owners -- in your community, at city hall, at the state house, and on Capitol Hill. Standing one million strong, REALTORS® help build vibrant communities; they help people achieve the American Dream of home ownership; and they champion accurate, reliable data as part of a real estate transaction.

Contribute your talents and ideas and assist in enhancing NCJAR’S member services and community projects through the use of specific task forces. Sign up today for one or VolunteerOppmore of NCJAR’s 2014 Committees!

Are you attending Triple Play? If so, make sure you stop by for lunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Convention Center and our Spectacular Hospitality suite that evening at Bally's! Attendance is free to NCJAR members.

votebtnhomejpgThe Problem: Congress provided a 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), but severe implementation problems threaten to undermine real estate transactions where flood insurance is required to obtain a mortgage.

Monday, November 4, 2013  |  9:00am - 4:30pm  |  NCJAR SpringfieldBPOR

Earn the Broker Price Opinion Resource Certification (BPOR) The real estate landscape is changing. BPOs (Broker Price Opinions) are in high demand, and this brings whole new revenue opportunities and ways to stand out in the market. Learn to take advantage of this growing trend, reduce risk, and provide professional and accurate BPOs with NAR's BPO Resource (BPOR) Certification. During the core course, BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process, you will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate a property and learn to efficiently generate accurate and professional reports. In addition to completing the course, viewing a free one-hour Webinar and submitting an application with a one-time certification fee are required. Upon earning the certification, you will be eligible to receive BPO orders.

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housing-market-colored-homesDo you hear that? Hummmmm. That's the delightful sound of normalcy. Buyers are buying, sellers are selling, lenders are lending and builders are building. Sure, this varies from region to region and even city to city within a region or state, but by and large, things are returning to normal. All major indices showcase fairly robust price recovery. Consumer confidence isn't what it could be, but it's sufficient for now.

Featuring NCJAR Member, Virginia "Beth" HarpellBethHarpell

With SO MANY agents out there, how does a buyer select one to help them purchase a home? They probably prefer an agent with some personal connecting point-either someone who has the knowledge and skills they desire or, at a minimum, shares their interests. Specialization can be an important way to stand out from a crowded field and say "See me! I'm your agent if you're interested in THIS".