Monthly Archive:: February 2010

Which REALTOR® Magazine Cover Would You Choose?

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Every year around this time, REALTOR® Magazine produces an issue filled with hundreds of tips that we glean from NAR members, as well as experts in marketing, technology, law, public policy,...

Week 3 of the Marketing Makeover Challenge: Showcase Your Brand’s Personality

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine We’re close to the halfway mark of the REALTOR® Magazine/HP Marketing Makeover Challenge, in which five real estate pros compete to see who can use HP products and services to improve their...

FHA Remains the Mortgage Lifeline

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine David Stevens FHA helped 2 million borrowers in its last fiscal year, double its volume the previous year. That’s a testament to the crucial role the agency is playing in housing markets,...
February 22, 2010

‘An Honor to Serve’: Good Neighbor Pat Moore Reports From Haiti

Pat Moore, a Michigan real estate professional and recipient of REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award in 2007, was in Haiti for two weeks providing assistance following the devastating earthquakes that recently struck the country. He left Haiti on Friday, Feb....
February 13, 2010

What a Bizarre Week in Real Estate News!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine A few stories that appeared in REALTOR® Magazine’s Daily News struck me as unusual this week. I’m curious to hear your thoughts! Buyer Sues Agent Over Secondhand Smoke A buyer...
February 12, 2010

Will Distressed Sales Slow Tax Credit Deals?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Congress helped keep home sales on solid ground when it extended and expanded the home buyer tax credit late last year. Given the federal budget deficit, you also have to say it...
February 12, 2010

Help for Battling Private Transfer Fees

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine In real estate, the fewer things that stand in the way of transfer of clear title the better. Of course, as a practical matter, we accept that some properties come with some...
February 12, 2010

‘Time to Get to Work’: Good Neighbor Pat Moore Reports From Haiti

Here are the latest updates from 2007 Good Neighbor Award winner Pat Moore, who has been in Haiti for about two weeks now assisting disaster relief efforts: Bon Repos, Haiti – Feb. 4, 2010 (Sent on Feb. 5) We...
February 10, 2010

The Marketing Makeover Challenge: Week 1

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The HP/REALTOR® Marketing Makeover Challenge got underway this week, with our five contest finalists vying to win the competition’s grand prize: $4,000 in products and credit from HP, and a free National...

Are You an Open House Master?

In February 2009, REALTOR® Magazine launched the Masters Series, a video diary of top-producing practitioners, who represent expertise in a certain field within real estate. We traveled all over the country to meet some of the best real estate...
February 9, 2010