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Please save the date and plan to join us on May 9th at the Winter Inn in Greenville for 3 hours of CE Marketplace approved legal education and 3 hours of safety education!

 

Jack K Waller, J.D.

Jack K Waller, J.D.

President, Director of Education, Business Coaching and Management Consultant

Jack Waller is one of the founding principals of NCI Associates, Ltd., a successful education and business consulting company based in Michigan.

NCI specializes in providing effective education and business coaching services to the real estate industry, the building trades, appraisal and other sales-related businesses.

Jack received his Bachelor of Science Degree with an Education Specialty from Central Michigan University and his Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University, College of Law. As a licensed Real Estate Broker and Productivity Consultant, Jack is widely recognized as one of our Premiere Trainers and Coaches.

Recognizing that Profitability and Risk Management are two of the biggest issues facing business today, Jack offers real world, practical, and timely advice and uniquely blends it with a dose of humor and wit.

These are just a few of the many reasons why Jack is in demand as both coach and speaker.

Preston Taylor

Preston Taylor

Owner

Grand Traverse Personal Protection has been meeting the personal safety needs in Michigan since 2005. From safety within your home to everyday practices while out living your life, our programs offer self defense techniques from the stand up position utilizing gross motor skills (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance
(RAPE PREVENTION).

We cover the laws that govern personal protection including the use of deadly force and have conducted training at local Doctor’s offices, churches, banks, hospitals and dozens of Realtor offices including the National association of Realtors and the Michigan Association of Realtors.  Additionally, we explore other means of protection such as using Pepper Spray and Firearms. 

It is the goal of Grand Traverse Personal Protection to provide the highest level of physical training and education to those who seek our services.  There is no time like the present to take an active roll in your personal safety. 

MCAR in the State & National News!

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.

Class of 2017 RCE Designees Honored at the 2018 Association Executive Institute in NC!

CONGRATULATIONS to MCAR’s CEO, Andrea Booker on earning your RCE Designation!
(Andrea is among the 28% of non-MI Realtors staff designees in the State!)
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. The RCE designation exemplifies goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth. Candidates earn the designation by accumulating points through an experience and education based application form and a comprehensive written exam.

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!

  • Story Ideas: Landscaping Projects Anyone Can Tackle
    by Jane Dollinger on April 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Spring has sprung, and for many homeowners, this means it is time to head outdoors. Now is the time of year to tackle landscaping projects, and HouseLogic has ideas for projects that even the most amateur gardener can take on. Installing a path with flagstone or gravel is a simple, yet charming yard addition anyone […]

  • Instant Reaction: March Jobs Report
    by Adam DeSanctis on April 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on the employment situation in March: “The March jobs report was a bit soft, and first quarter GDP growth rate also looks to be weak. Heavy snow in parts of the country, and the uncertainty related […]

  • WATCH: Realtors® March Housing Minute
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 30, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Existing-home sales and contract signings both experienced meaningful increases in February despite higher mortgage rates, rising home prices and subpar supply levels in much of the country. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch a 60-second, animated video from the National Association of Realtors® summarizing how the housing market performed in February, as well as a look at […]

  • Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement
    by Adam DeSanctis on March 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision today to raise short-term interest rates: “We are in the middle innings of monetary policy normalization. Interest rates that the Fed directly controls – the federal funds rate – were raised three times in 2017. Today’s action is the first of three […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day: Looking at a Market Going Green
    by Cole Henry on March 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® is going green. Recent data has shown that Realtors® are seeing green properties and energy efficient homes becoming more popular with home buyers. According to the NAR Sustainability Survey, nearly half of Realtors® see consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties.  Below are […]