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Tips for New Realtors® – New to the real estate business? This Field Guide can help you get started on the road to success with tips, hints, ideas, and helpful advice. Learn what other rookies have done to jumpstart their careers, find first clients, overcome objections, and discover negotiation strategies.

Directory of Field Guides – Before you search for information elsewhere, take advantage of the research that the NAR has already done for you. Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. Top 20 Field Guides.

Library Services – Information Central boasts the world’s largest real estate library. Members have access to this extensive collection of books, articles, reports, statistics, tapes, DVDs, as well as real estate and business periodicals & journals. Whether you need to check something out from our collection or need customized research for a special project, contact Information Central. Most questions can be answered immediately. In fact, quick reference questions are answered at no charge. Requests that involve research or loaned materials will be assessed a minimal service fee of $10.00. We’ll respond to your request within 3-5 business days, but if you need the facts immediately, we do offer a special 48-hour rush service for $25.00. The library is open to visiting members Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12noon and 2pm-4:30pm CST. Contact Information Central for details and to learn more about how we can assist in your personal and professional development!

Virtual Library – Open 24/7, Information Central’s Virtual Library is your online news, technology and business resource available through REALTOR.org. The Virtual Library provides a wealth of specialty pages on the top issues and trends affecting the real estate industry, as well as full-text articles and links to the most informative web sites. You can also save subscription dollars by reading the leading real estate and business magazines and newspapers online for free. Browse our extensive collection at your leisure, reference online and print resources, and even request customized research with just a few keystrokes.

Check out Audiobooks, Videos, Adobe and Mobipocket eBooks for use on your PC and portable devices for listening-on-the-go. With OverDrive Media Console for Mac, OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks can be downloaded and enjoyed on Macs or transferred to Apple® devices.

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library e-Books Collection. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10.

MongoFax – Close deals faster!  As an Oregon Realtor®, you receive unlimited and free access to MongoFAX.  The OAR dedicated MongoFAX Cover Page empowers you to instantly fax paper-based documents (disclosure packages, signed contracts, etc.) for FREE directly to any email address in the world.  No sign up, registration or password required. All you need is an ordinary fax machine and OAR’s designated MongoFAX Cover Page.

Information Central – Information Central is the single point of contact for members, state & local associations, institute affiliates, government agencies, academic institutions, and consumers. It is the place where incoming toll-free telephone calls and email requests yield lightning-speed results. Our knowledgeable staff of experts is on hand to answer questions, provide assistance and help locate information in an efficient and timely manner.

800-874-6500 8am – 6pm Central, Monday – Friday

infocentral@realtors.org

 


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