Monthly Archive:: March 2010

Initial Thoughts on Health Reform’s Impact

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Health insurance reform will surely be controversial for a long time to come but now that it’s in effect, what does it mean to REALTORS®? Existing Coverage First, if you buy your...
March 31, 2010

Where’s the (NAR) Scandal?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It was Monday morning. I had just sat down at my desk and started to sip my morning coffee and sift through the first e-mails of the week when I got a...
March 26, 2010

You’re Furious Over “Your” and We’re Red-Faced

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine When we allow an error into the magazine, we hear from readers, and we had a doozy in the April issue — two actually. Subheads on page 28 that should have read...
March 25, 2010

What’s Holding Back Your Closings?

By Mariwyn Evans, Commercial Editor, REALTOR® Magazine These days, there’s no shortage of issues that can hamstring a deal. Have you had something happen recently that’s kept a transaction from closing? What steps are you taking to avoid those...

30 Under 30: Where Are You Now?

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30″ feature has been going strong for a decade. We’ve recognized 300 young people – and we’re preparing to recognize another 30 in our June 2010 issue....
March 19, 2010

Top Qualities for a Contact Management System

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With so many different contact management systems on the market today, deciding which one to use can be overwhelming. And if you’re new to real estate, you may not know what features...

What’s Your Pick for the Next REALTOR® Magazine Cover?

We enjoyed your input on our April cover so much that we’re going back to the well! Our May cover story is built around interviews with people who recently bought and sold homes. What was the experience like for...

The Great Bubble of China?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Over the past few months, there has been a rising chorus of commentators calling attention to the rapid growth of real estate prices in China. Many of them have even invoked the...
March 11, 2010

Week 5 of the Marketing Makeover Challenge: Starting a Dialogue

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Another week, another great collection of promotional materials developed by the finalists in the REALTOR® Magazine/HP Marketing Makeover Challenge. This week, the REALTORS® created branded newsletters using HP tools and services to...

Getting Foreclosures Back on the Market

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Watching the decline of a once vibrant neighborhood is always saddening but its particularly so when the decline is due to a rash of foreclosures that, with a little bit of foresight,...