Monthly Archive:: May 2009

Another Lesson in Short Sales

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine The more I learn about short sales, I told Scott Thompson yesterday, the more complex they seem. That’s pretty much par for the course, according to Scott, whose company, Mortgage Resolution...
May 29, 2009

Are You a Broker-Owner Who’s Trimmed Office Space?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Broker-Owners: Have you recently reduced your office space? For an upcoming article, REALTOR Magazine wants to speak to brokers who’ve cut back on excess work space to save money and improve efficiency....
May 29, 2009

My Twitter Challenge

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I recently interviewed Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders and CEOs of Twitter, for an upcoming technology column in REALTOR® magazine. He is as engaging and as much of a visionary that...
May 28, 2009

What’s the Shape of Our Recession?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the interesting things about this economic downturn has been the debate among serious thinkers about what letter of the alphabet it would most resemble when mapped on a chart. For...
May 27, 2009

Me, Myself, & Facebook.

Recently, a real estate agent I hardly knew asked me, “Don’t you think your Facebook page is unprofessional?” My reply was, “Don’t you think yours is a little too professional?” Both of us are right, or wrong. It depends...
May 26, 2009

Lender Logic Meltdown

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor,  REALTOR® Magazine Thought I would share this mind-boggling post from one of my REALTOR® friends on Facebook. Jennifer Bunker is the savvy broker-owner at Coldwater Creek Properties, an environmentally-conscious brokerage in Ogden, Utah:  “Today Wells Fargo...
May 21, 2009

Top Five Daily News Stories Last Week

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Events at this year’s NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings dominated the Daily News last week:...

The NAR “Value Proposition”

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It pays to be a REALTOR®. That was the message from NAR CEO Dale Stinton at the Board of Directors meeting Saturday at the 2009 Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. Addressing...

A Monument to Fair Housing

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Many of today’s REALTORS® might not realize it, but 1968 was a tough year. Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, the Tet Offensive was launched against U.S. forces in...

NAR’s IDX Rule Changes Need More Study

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NAR Board of Directors voted Saturday to send two recommendations regarding acceptable use of IDX data back to the Multiple Listing Policy Committee because the committee is currently reviewing all IDX...