June Edge Newsletter

June 2013

Kristina Farrell

From Your President, Kristina Farrell

June Edge Video

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Thank you to all who entered in April.  Vicky Slate was our winner! Kristina was at House of Plants. Congratulations! 

Glenn Cobb

Glenn Cobb, RCE | Chief Staff Executive

The existing home sales market in our area is robust.  We have seen 22 consecutive months of year over year existing home sales increases.  While we embrace this hot resale market, we are still keeping an eye on what is to come.  For months, NAR Cheif Economist Lawrence Yun has been asserting that government intervention and restrictive loan policies are artificially constraining the market.  He makes the point that more normalized borrowing standards would allow the market to naturally progress even beyond it's current rate.  Now that we see interest rates beginning their inevitable slow climb up to a more normalized level, home sales will indeed slow from their current torrid pace.  Washington is again looking at increasing down payment requirements and fees which would, invariably lead to a slowing in home sales.  Follow the link below to read an excellent analysis from Mr. Yun about where monetary policy should be heading and the impact it would have on home sales. Click here for Mr. Yun's article.

WSRAR Calendar of Events

See what is coming up!
Learn, Grow & Connect in 2013!

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Click on the events below for more information. 

Save The Dates:

July 25, 2013
WSRAR Night at BB&T Ballpark-DASH Game

September 5, 2013
Tee Off Against Child Abuse

September 24, 2013
YPN Technology & Business Expo

November 1, 2013
ReStore Spaces Event

December 5, 2013
WSRAR Bus Trip

Realtor-Appraiser Valuation Forum June REALTOR/Appraiser Valuation Forum Article
The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress as the source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications and has the following mission statement:  Click here for the article.

For more information on the REALTOR/Appraiser Valuation Forum click here. 

Event Photo Recap
Event Photos Recap *You do not have to have a facebook account to view these photos. 

REMINDER: June 10th – Deadline for completing your continuing education. All continuing education must be completed before midnight, June 10th

RENEWALS: NCREC Broker/Firm License Renewal begins May 15. Renewal fees will be $45, this year.

Good To Know

Good To Know

Triad MLSTriad MLS New Website  
The new MLS consumer portal gives you free lead generation, free open house promotion and free "New to Market" listing promotion.  Check out today! 

Discount Program
WSRAR Local Discount Partner Program: Are you saving money?



RPAC Fair Share Campaign

Click here for a pledge form and invest today!
GOAL: $20,000
Contributions to date: $7,198

$99 and Up Contributions as of 5-28-13
Nancy M. Anderson ABR CRS GRI 1,000.00
Bob C. Robbins 500
Christa Goff
George Munford CRS GRI e-PRO
Glenn Cobb RCE 350
Paul S. McGill GRI e-PRO 300
Julia C. Howard GRI 250
Curtis Leonard 250
Wendy G. Taylor GRI CRS 250
Lici Fansler CRB CRS GRI E-PRO 250
Hayes Wauford 250
Tom F. Johnson CPM GRI 250
Jennifer W. Chrysson GRI 200
Penny I. Boyles CRS GRI e-PRO 149
David N. Burroughs 125
Robin Weant GREEN 120
Marcia L. Barney 100
Marie V. Love GRI e-PRO SFR 100
Louis B. Baldwin Jr. GRI 100
Constance O. Kowalske 100
Jo Beth F. Holliday 100
Angela J. Kalamaras 100
David E. Shaw GRI 100
Gray Brewer GRI 100
Darrell McCormick 100
Jimmy Barrett ABR CRS GRI SRES 100
Treasure A. Faircloth GRI CRS ePRO 100
Jack Stack GRI 100
Debbi Shields GRI 99
Nancy Phelps CRS 99
Sarah Wiles 99
Eleanor R. Bell GRI CRS ABR 99
William E. Rouse III 99
Sherri C. Swain 99

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.

Membership Report & Birthdays

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June Membership Report

Welcome New WSRAR Members!
Looking Back
Looking Back Article1923 President Thomas Arthur Milton (T.A.M.) Stevenson
T. A. Milton Stevenson, prominently identified with the real estate and insurance business at Winston-Salem, is a native of North Carolina, member of an old family of Colonial and Revolutionary stock, and his career has been one of much diversity of experience and accomplishments, part of the time in advertising and newspaper work, as well as in real estate business. 
Click here for the Looking Back Article


May RCA Pictures

Triad Commercial REALTORS Networking Event
Kernersville, NC-Commercial real estate brokers and the professionals that serve them in the lending, architecture, signage and engineering fields, traveled from Burlington, Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem to gather for a networking social at The Factory in Kernersville on May 9th, 2013.  Click here for the entire Press Release.  

From The Home Inspector

From The Home Inspector:

May 22 Onsite Seminar Photos & Recap
....Click here for the entire article

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