NAR Committees, Paragon Updates and Benevolent Fund Bingo!
NAR Committees, Paragon Updates and Benevolent Fund Bingo!
Vol.20 / Issue 12
The Weekly REALTOR®
March 23, 2015 
Luck Of The Irish Bingo is March 26, 2015! 
The MAAR Benevolent Fund will host their semi-annual bingo night March 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MAAR Martin Edwards Jr. Education Center. $20 gets you cards, dinner and drinks. All guests are welcome! Proceeds will benefit the MAAR Benevolent Fund. Register HERE
Volunteer For The Pinch With Livable Memphis And MEMFix 
The next MEMFix project date is set for April 11, 2015. The Downtown Neighborhood Association in conjunction with Livable Memphis is making preparations for the rejuvenation of the Pinch District, located in Downtown Memphis.The goal is to help reenergize the area in preparation for the influx of visitors that will soon increase due to the Bass Pro Shop grand opening (whenever that might be). Past MEMFix projects include the South Memphis, Edge, and University Districts. MEMfix is currently looking for sponsors, vendors and volunteers for the Pinch District's MEMFix. For more information CLICK HERE. Pinch residents are planning to make improvements before the MEMFix event as well. For more information on how you can help spruce up the Pinch district before the event CLICK HERE. 
Calling All MAAR Members: Tell Us Why You Love Real Estate!
We want to hear from you! We are asking MAAR members to submit your reasons why you love working in the real estate profession. Perhaps you had a family member in the business growing up or a mentor who helped you learn about the profession? Whatever the case might be, we want you to share it! Submit your "I Love Real Estate" stories HERE. To thank you for your contributions, your name will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. 
New Paragon Release in the Works!
Software updates will be applied to the Paragon MLS system on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. This process will result in downtime from 10:00 p.m. (Central) to 6:00 a.m. (Central) Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
 During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access. This release includes some significant enhancements such as the ability to setup notifications from the property search screen and the ability to upload PDF documents in the CMA presentation. Please click HERE for more details on this release. For any questions or concerns, please contact MAAR MLS Support at (901) 818-2455.
The National Association of REALTORS® is Seeking 2016 Volunteers 
The National Association of REALTORS® is currently seeking volunteers for 2016 committees.  Go to the link at the end of this paragraph for details on the committee structure. The page lists each committee's purpose statement, composition (how many members), length of term, and specific qualifications for consideration.  Please understand that if you are appointed to a committee you will be expected to attend all of its meetings and serve the full length of the term. Fore more information CLICK HERE
The National Association of REALTORS® Accepting Leadership Academy Applications 
The online application process for The National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy is open until March 31, 2015. Apply now to be considered for the Leadership Academy graduating Class of 2016! The program gives emerging leaders with state and local experience an opportunity to gain institutional knowledge and an understanding of the big picture to help them become leaders at the national level. Participants are chosen through an application process and are asked to provide references from a state officer, a state AE, and a local AE or officer.For more information about the Leadership Academy, and a link to the online application process, CLICK HERE.
Upcoming Classes & Events
WED 3/25 
WED 4/1 
Leadership MAAR - Session 2 
THURS 4/2 
FRI 4/3 
Mortgage Calculator
Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey for March 19 and changes from previous week.
30-year Fixed
RATE:   3.78%    |    CHANGE:  down 0.08
15-year Fixed
RATE:  3.06%    |    CHANGE:   down 0.04  

MAARket Snapshot
Pending sales recorded and total active listings according to the MAAR MLS and changes from previous week, ending March 23.
Pending Sales
TOTAL: 201    |        CHANGE:  up 15%
Active Listings
TOTAL:  5,842   |     CHANGE:  up 1.17%
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