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We are thrilled to announce that Montcalm Association of REALTORS® is providing the FOREWARN service FREE to all members!
FOREWARN is a revolutionary, proactive safety and intelligence application that allows agents to have instant due diligence on prospects. With as little information as a phone number or name, MCAR members can verify a prospect’s identity, criminal records, bankruptcies, address history and property records all in one place, leading to more productive and safer interactions. This is not only critical for your personal safety and efficiency, but also a benefit to home owners with an added layer of protection for their homes and families.
Setting Up Your Free FOREWARN Account
As a MCAR member, setting up your free FOREWARN account is quick and easy!
- Just click here and enter your email address when prompted to do so (be sure to use the same address that this email was sent to).
- You will receive an activation email from FOREWARN, just open it and click the link as instructed. If you do not see the email, be sure to check your junk/spam folder.
- The link takes you to a page where you will enter the last 4 digits of your phone number.
- You will be prompted to enter a confirmation code that will have just been texted to that phone number. Upon confirmation you will be prompted to create a password.
- Now you are ready to download the FOREWARN app by clicking on the appropriate link below from your mobile device, or searching for FOREWARN in the app store:
- You can also log into your FOREWARN account from any web browser via the FOREWARN.com homepage (click ‘Sign In’ at top-right) or via this link: https://app.forewarn.com/
Searching FOREWARN in Seconds
Once you are logged into FOREWARN via the app or browser, you will be ready to find most people by simply searching for their phone number (the default method). FOREWARN will display everyone that has ever been associated with the phone number that you searched and display them in chronological order with the most recent being at the top, so it is normal to see multiple people in the search results. If the person you are looking for is not listed there, then simply switch to the alternate search method which is by name (click the link below the ‘Phone Number’ field).
For a brief video introduction and tutorial on FOREWARN, you can also click here.
FOREWARN Customer Support
If you experience any difficulty setting up your password, logging into FOREWARN, or have questions please reach out to FOREWARN support at 561-757-4551 or email@example.com (Monday – Friday; 9AM-5PM ET)
NAR Approved Code of Ethics Training Due 12/31/18
If you completed your NAR required Code of Ethics in 2017 or so far in 2018, you’re good. If you haven’t there are a few options for you listed below including the FREE, NON CREDIT WORTHY COE training and the $29.95 CREDIT WORTHY COE training. If you aren’t sure if you have completed it within this timeframe, feel free to contact the office otherwise MCAR will be reaching out to those individuals in the coming months to request it be completed.
Click HERE to go to NAR’s site for COE information.
MCAR’s Monthly Newsletters
WELCOME NEW MCAR REALTOR® MEMBERS
Tammy Cilibraise, EXIT Colonial House Real Estate
David Hancock, EXIT Colonial House Real Estate
Steven Lott, Legacy Real Estate
John Schab, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough- Greenville
Evan Breithart, Villegas Group
Dustin Angst, Weichert Realtors® Property Mart
Lee Brown, Weichert Realtors® Property Mart
Aaron Chaffin, Legacy Real Estate
Jame Perry, Clarity Realty of Greenville, LLC
Koadi Pritchard, Clarity Realty of Greenville, LLC
Bobbi Scholten, Appleland Realty Carson City
Kendra Thelen, Weichert Realtors® Property Mart
Connie McClain, Your Team Realty
Eric Snoek, Villegas Group
Norma Andrade, Villegas Group
Jamie Walker, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough, Greenville
Ghazey Aleck, Villegas Group
Ryan Nivison, Villegas Group
COMING SOON: MLS of CHOICE
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!
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 Idea: NAR Study Shows Decline in International Home Buyers
by Jane Dollinger on August 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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