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January 2014
Curtis Leonard
Q & A with your 2014 President
1. What is your professional background? 
2. What do you enjoy about the real estate industry? 
3. The last five to seven years have been challenging for everyone in the real estate industry. What are your goals for 2014 to assist WSRAR members in the recovery?
4. How has the real estate landscape changed as a result of the recession? What will be the new strengths going forward?
5. Many buyers and sellers have been on the fence, but activity has definitely picked up. Why is now a good time for each group to consider buying/selling?
6. What are the strengths of WSRAR and why should real estate professionals become involved with the organization?










Glenn Cobb
Chief Staff Executive


HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy holiday season.  With 2013 closing on a high note I know we are all looking forward to a very prosperous new year.  You are probably tired of hearing from me about the strengthening homes sales market in our area.  After 28 consecutive months of year over year gains, I know I am starting to sound like a broken record.  So, in order to start the New Year off right, I am going to let someone else tell you the good news.  The recently released Reuters/National Association of Counties (NACO) Annual Local Properties Market Survey will give you some encouraging words to share with your clients.  Click this link to read the full story.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Officers and Directors installation on January 14, 2014 at Forsyth Country Club.  Please remember that due to space constraints you must have a reservation to attend.  Log on the member services portal on wsrar.com and check your IMS record to be sure you have made your reservation to attend.  Here’s to a Happy New Year!


 



Other Important Information: 

2014 Code of Ethics

.REALTOR Domain Information








Zach DeWaters
Joint Government Affairs Director


Happy New Year! Before 2013 ended, on behalf of the Associations, I attended a North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation presentation on the findings from the group’s 2013 Legislative Business Ratings. This provides a recap of legislators’ voting records on issues of importance to the business community, as well as interesting insight into emerging political trends for the 2014 elections. 











Upcoming Events

January 14 Installation of Officers & Directors

January 20 Martin Luther King Day-WSRAR office closed

January 30 Breakfast Meeting at the Piedmont Club


 











Membership Report & Birthdays












2013 Commercial Practitioner of the Year

Congratulations to Charlie Fulk, this year’s winner of the Commercial Practitioner of the Year award! Ellen Moore, last year’s recipient, presented the award to Charlie.

Thank you to everyone who attended the December RCA social and thank you to this month’s sponsor (Wells Fargo) and all the sponsors who supported RCA this year.











Event Photos

December 3 YPN Christmas Social
December 5 Bus Trip
December 6 CFEC Christmas Program
December 20 Christmas Open House
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2013 WSRAR Home Inspection Committee Year In Review

Co-Chairs: Andy Hilton and Bob Merritt

The WSRAR Home Inspection Committee meetings are an excellent way to learn more about the home inspection process and to learn more about homes in general.Click here for a brief snapshot of issues the committee discussed this year. The WSRAR Home Inspection page contains all past newsletter articles; these are an excellent source of information.


 











We are looking forward to great a year! 











 





Nash honored by REALTORS
‘Real Estate Changing’
Winston-Salem Journal, October 30, 1977

            “When I went into real estate, we didn’t have the business they have now, and values were very different – a $20,000 to $25,000 house was considerably above the average price.”
             M. W. Nash has been in real estate since 1922, when he and his brother “finished school and started working with our dad.” 

 Their father, A. B. Nash, had named his real estate company “A. B. Nash & Sons Co.” “We had that to look forward to from the time we were much younger,” Nash said.
    Two weeks ago, Nash was notified that he had been selected for membership in Omega Tau Rho, an organization of the National Association of Realtors for service to the industry for 50 years.
    “If you’re blessed with good health, you’re going to get there,” Nash said with a chuckle. Click here for entire article. 


 











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