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August 02 2017 0Comment

Realtors® Report Finds 11 Percent Increase in Commercial Member Income, 19 Percent Increase in Sales Transaction Volume

Realtors® Report Finds 11 Percent Increase in Commercial Member Income, 19 Percent Increase in Sales Transaction Volume Media Contact: Cole Henry / 202-383-1290 WASHINGTON (August 2, 2017) – Commercial real estate markets continue to improve, with Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate reporting both an increase in member’s gross income and sales volume, according to […]

July 18 2017 0Comment

Foreign U.S. Home Sales Dollar Volume Surges 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

Foreign U.S. Home Sales Dollar Volume Surges 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion Media Contact: Adam DeSanctis / 202-383-1178 / Email (link sends e-mail) WASHINGTON (July 18, 2017) – Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high, as transactions […]

July 12 2017 0Comment

CEO ANNOUNCEMENT – DAVE GARRISON

CEO ANNOUNCEMENT The Osceola County Association of Realtor’s Board of Directors would like to welcome to the OSCAR Team as the interim CEO…..Dave Garrison, VP of Finance and Professional Development with Florida Realtors. Dave has jumped right in to assist the Staff through this transition. A nationwide search task force has been assigned the duties […]

June 23 2017 0Comment

Corporate Rates Available From Embassy Suites

We Are Pleased To Announce That We Now Have Corporate Rates Available For Your Lodging Needs In Kissimmee.   Hello OSCAR Members, Affiliates and Instructors,   Our corporate rate is with Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, which is one the preferred hotels in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Further, should the corporate rate […]

June 08 2017 0Comment

How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Email

The FBI reports that email phishing accounts for 95 percent of cybersecurity threats. That’s why client communications are a key component of “cyber hygiene,” legal and law enforcement experts said during the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Cybersecurity Conference in Chicago, which focused on threats to the real estate industry. The typical advice […]

May 17 2017 0Comment

REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors®

REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors® Media Contact: Cole Henry / 202-383-1290 / Email (link sends e-mail) WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) – Last year, Realtors® spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. To help reduce business costs, Placester (link is external), a real estate website and marketing platform, is […]

May 11 2017 0Comment

5 Office Uses for AI Voice-Assist Devices

5 Office Uses for AI Voice-Assist Devices From calendar scheduling to website monitoring, voice-activated digital assistants, such as those powered by Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant, are starting to aid brokerages with day-to-day operations. April 2017 | By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Voice-activated digital assistants equipped with artificial intelligence are among the hottest and fastest growing […]

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