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Please save the date and RSVP below to attend MCAR’s first Griffins member appreciation game!  Enjoy a complimentary ticket for you plus one guest!  RSVP by March 5th here or to Andrea at the MCAR office at 616-754-8896 or  (Additional tickets will be invoiced to you.)

2018 Michigan Realtors® Achieve

“As the premiere leadership event of the Michigan Realtors®, Achieve provides leaders of every level with the tools needed to be the change they want to see in their local associations, offices, and communities.”

With topics titled “This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t Happening To Me”; “How We Lead Matters: The Habits of Highly Effective Boards”; and “Real Estate in the Real World”, having almost the full board in attendance for this leadership event was great! We all took a lot of notes and look forward to implementing much of what we learned at Achieve!

Additionally, at this year’s event, President Chris Ritter and CEO Andrea Booker, accepted an award on behalf of the Association for being over our 2017 RPAC investment monetary goal, set by Michigan Realtors® each year, by 102.49%! Our 2018 goal is $2,291 with 100%+ participation and we thank you in advance for investing in RPAC that helps fight for your right – and your client’s rights- to buy and sell property!

  • Infographic: Year of the Dog (House)
    by Jane Dollinger on February 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! As we usher in the Year of the Dog, here are some tips from the National Association of REALTORS® to make your pooch more comfortable in your home.   For more information, check out NAR’s Remodeling Impact: Animals in Homes Report. […]

  • Instant Reaction: January Housing Starts
    by Adam DeSanctis on February 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s release from the U.S. Commerce Department on January new home construction: “Terrific news on housing starts in January with a solid 10% gain. This rise in single-family housing construction will help tame home price growth, and the increase in multifamily units should continue […]

  • Home Prices at All-Time High in 63 Percent of Metro Areas
    by Adam DeSanctis on February 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    We reported yesterday that single-family home prices rose in 92 percent of NAR’s measured markets during the final three months of 2017. Add the 5.3 percent price growth overall last year, and the cumulative price gain nationally since 2011 is an impressive 48 percent. This multi-year streak in price appreciation has been a welcoming sign for […]

  • Infographic: Home is Where the Heart Is
    by Jane Dollinger on February 13, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Does your relationship status influence your home buying choices? For Valentine’s Day the National Association of REALTORS® created this infographic highlighting information on how our love lives affect our real estate preferences.   For more information check out the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. […]

  • Realtors® win pro-real estate provisions in budget deal
    by Sara Wiskerchen on February 9, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    The federal budget deal passed by Congress and now on its way to the President’s desk contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of several National Association of Realtors®-backed tax provisions. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall issued the following statement: “The National Association of Realtors® […]

  • Automate Your Marketing Without Turning Into a Robot
    by mwhite on February 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Deck:  Technology makes it easy to automatically queue up ads and follow-up materials to attract more prospects with less hands-on time. But chatbots and drip campaigns will fail if you don't impart a human touch. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  […]

  • Does Your Brand Really Matter?
    by echristoffer on February 12, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Deck:  Find out whether company size or brand awareness in a specific market correlates to higher sales volume. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  off Friday, February 9, 2018 […]

  • Quick Start: Fundamental Real Estate Skills
    by gwood on February 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Deck:  The foundational elements of a successful business that every agent should master. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  off Tuesday, February 13, 2018 […]

  • 5 Fundamentals a Real Estate Safety Program Must Have
    by echristoffer on February 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Deck:  In part two of a three-part series, real estate safety expert Tracey Hawkins describes the crucial components that will get your agents to attend a safety training. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  off […]

  • Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally
    by gwood on February 8, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Deck:  Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  off Tuesday, February 13, 2018 […]

  • 6 Buzzworthy Marketing Trends You Can Use
    by gwood on February 8, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Deck:  Are pricey, highly produced property videos worth the expense? Has the moment for drones passed? Find out how real estate professionals are changing their promotional tactics and how you can adapt your business to the latest trends. Archive:  off Add to Features Package for the Month:  […]