Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle

Kim Shindle is the Manager of Media Relations at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. Follow Kim on Twitter.
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Local associations raise $77,000 during Realtors® Reach Out

Local associations raise $77,000 during Realtors® Reach Out

Nov 19, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Pennsylvania Realtors® provided aid to organizations throughout their communities last month during the seventh annual Realtors® Reach Out event.

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Fair housing laws help preserve dignity

Fair housing laws help preserve dignity

Nov 14, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“Demographics show that by the year 2020, the Caucasian population will probably be the minority in the United States. It’s time we look at Fair Housing Laws and recognize that they are about preserving dignity of people we work with,” says Karel Murray, DREI, a real estate instructor.

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Past PAR President is installed as national CRB president

Past PAR President is installed as national CRB president

Nov 10, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Pennsylvania Realtor® Bette McTamney was installed as the 2015 president of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, last week in New Orleans.

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Building relationships creates business opportunities

Building relationships creates business opportunities

Nov 4, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“It’s important to understand on day one in the real estate business that it’s a long road to accomplish what you dream of and you can achieve success if you take a look at what’s holding you back,” said Ashton Gustafson, a real estate speaker.

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Understand how new reforms affect real estate

Understand how new reforms affect real estate

Oct 29, 2014 | Kim Shindle

While Realtors® may be aware of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, they may not realize that financial changes it has instituted have made it more challenging for buyers to get loans.

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Getting back to professionalism basics

Getting back to professionalism basics

Oct 28, 2014 | Kim Shindle

The National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics outlines reasonable behavior for Realtors® to conduct business but many fail to remember the basics, says real estate instructor Karel Murray.

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Build trust with consumers to gain their business

Build trust with consumers to gain their business

Oct 27, 2014 | Kim Shindle

Research shows that 81 percent of business comes after the fifth contact with someone, according to Jon Goldman, president of Brand Launcher, a business and marketing strategy firm.

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Distressed property sales require extra knowledge

Distressed property sales require extra knowledge

Oct 22, 2014 | Kim Shindle

“Foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties are all specialized areas. Their contracts are different and as Realtors®, we need to be aware of these nuances for our clients,” said real estate instructor Chandra Hall.

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Anticipate sellers' concerns before they voice them

Anticipate sellers’ concerns before they voice them

Oct 21, 2014 | Kim Shindle

One of the greatest complaints sellers have about their real estate agent is that after the house is listed, the agent doesn’t keep in touch, according to Roseann Farrow, a national instructor and real estate broker.

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