Monthly Archive:: January 2010

What’s the Key Age Demographic for Real Estate in This Decade?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A recent report from the Urban Land Institute outlines a few important demographic groups in real estate going into the new decade. (The Teens? The Tens? Are we going to have another...

Right Tools, Right Now – Extended into 2010!

The Right Tools, Right Now initiative is back in 2010 to help you and your business find continued success. In the coming year, you’ll find even more great free or at-cost offers, updates to existing NAR products and resources,...
January 29, 2010

For Home Sales, It’s About Jobs, Not Fed MBS Purchases

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Watch our videos for economic research updates further down the post. In the midst of the mortgage meltdown it was hard to keep track of everything the federal government was doing to...
January 28, 2010

Have You Checked Into Foursquare?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While attending Inman’s Real Estate Connect in New York two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear from the young, somewhat geeky, somewhat hip founder of Foursquare, Dennis Crowley. I’ve become...
January 28, 2010

The Most Interesting Thing About the iPad…

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine …is not the product itself. At least that’s my first impression. As many who are smarter and more techno-centric than I am have noted, it seems very much like an oversized iPod...
January 27, 2010

From the International Builders’ Show: Climbing Back on the Horse

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For all those who have been burned by the economic downturn, the “Success Out of Ashes” session of the International Builders’ Show Wednesday provided some advice for getting back on track. John Geoffroy,...
January 22, 2010

Voices from the IBS Expo Floor

What products, if any, have you found at the International Builders’ Show Expo that you are planning to integrate into your business right away? “We’re looking at an alternative for composite cement siding. We are interested in what innovations...

From the International Builders’ Show: Selling to the Generations

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Whether you are working with a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or someone in the Gen Y age range, it’s important to know what your buyers wants in a home. While age demographics are...

From the International Builders’ Show: New American Home Takes Hit With Foreclosure

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the world of architects, builders, and designers, the annual debut of the New American Home at the International Builders’ Show is an institution. For 27 years it has been the mainstay of...

We Want Your Facebook Tips!

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are you on Facebook? Do you do business through it? If so, we want to hear about how you’ve leveraged this social network. Specifically, we’re looking for your personal experiences with and...