Monthly Archive:: November 2009

Are You LinkedIn?

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® During NAR’s 2009 Conference & Expo, I was able to grab a quick interview with Gary Rogers, a key contributor to our LinkedIn networking group. See what he had...
November 26, 2009

Things to Be Thankful for

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the past couple of years, it hasn’t always been easy to find bright spots in real estate. Falling prices, declining sales volume, increases distressed properties, tightening credit, unemployment—all of these things...
November 25, 2009

What’s on Your Tech Wish List?

Budgets may be tight, but you’ve got to continually reinvest in your career and technology is an important part of that. So, as you look ahead to next year, what would you like to add? New camera? Upgrade to...

Two Men I’ll Remember

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Often, we aren’t aware of the people who are positively influencing our life and work. In the past two days, I learned of the death of two such people: Mal Sherman...
November 22, 2009

Short Sales Help in Plain Language

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Since the beginning of the short-sale problem, NAR members have been seeking plain-language, common-sense tips for dealing with these difficult transactions. We tried to help fill the information gap earlier this year...
November 20, 2009

A Quiet NAR Success on Its Calls for Action

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There are many reasons for the success of NAR’s most recent Call for Action, to which more than 18 percent of NAR members—a record— responded. First and foremost is the compelling subject...
November 19, 2009

Praise for HouseLogic

The small but dedicated staff of HouseLogic, and the Web design and development team at Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Huge Inc., scored a compliment from tech consultant Robert Hahn in a piece for InmanNews. Hahn offered encouraging words for my colleagues, who’ve been...
November 18, 2009

Interesting Developments at the Board of Directors Meeting

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There was a lot of ground covered during the Board of Directors meeting Monday at the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Here are some of the highlights: • The REALTOR® Property Resource...
November 17, 2009

Buyer Reps: Helping Everyone Win in a Short Sale

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There’s a temptation among buyers hoping to land a good deal with a short sale to avoid committing themselves with money and effort until the seller’s lender gives its OK, but that’s...
November 16, 2009

Listing Videos: They’re That Easy

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Making informative and even entertaining videos of your listings seems like a complicated undertaking involving a professional camera, lights, editing equipment, and a lot of knowledge of how all that equipment works,...
November 15, 2009