Monthly Archive:: July 2010

MJ, LeBron, and Competition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you have a rival (or rivals) in your business? Either friendly competitors or professional adversaries who, if you don’t top them in a cutthroat battle for greater annual sales volume, will...
July 29, 2010

Pregnant Women Denied Loans?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Expectant parents eager to buy a home for their growing family may be surprised to find that they’re a credit risk when it comes to obtaining a mortgage to purchase their...

Lessons Learned After Facebook Deletes a Real Estate Page With 47,000 Followers

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® The National Association of REALTORS® believes in the value of making its mark remarkable. This mandate comes from REALTORS® who regularly report misuse. Earlier this spring, we received several complaints about...
July 22, 2010

Keep Sellers Focused: Savvy Responses to Lowball Offers

About to present another too-low offer to your clients? Turn sellers’ frustration into a potential sale by sharing free tips on fielding lowball offers from the July “Get Your Home Sold” article package now at the REALTOR® Content Resource....
July 22, 2010

NAR CEO Named Inman Innovator of the Year

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Congratulations to NAR CEO Dale Stinton, who was named today as 2010 Inman Innovator of the Year. The announcement came during the real estate technology conference, Real Estate Connect. Dale was...
July 15, 2010

Senate Passes Wall Street Reform: Impact?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine You might be wondering what’s in the 2,300 pages of financial services reform that has just passed Congress. It now goes to President Obama for signature. Relatively few of the pages of...
July 15, 2010

Inman Connect Highlights: Online Agent Reviews and Other Industry Issues

By Christina Hoffmann, Content Manager, HouseLogic.com Are you concerned about participating in agent review sites that let consumers rate your service? Errol Samuelson, president of REALTOR.com, who spoke today during Real Estate Connect 2010 in San Francisco, said it’s...
July 14, 2010

Note to Self: Bring Advil to Real Estate Connect

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Today’s the first day of Real Estate Connect San Francisco, the annual gathering that brings together technology innovators with real estate industry players, including brokers, agents, and MLS executives. This is...
July 13, 2010

What Change Means to Top Brokerages

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Last year was a tough year for real estate brokerages but when my magazine colleague Wendy Cole interviewed three top brokers last month to learn how they managed to keep growing despite...
July 7, 2010

Just Because They ‘Follow,’ It Doesn’t Make Them Sheep

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® Possibly the most common misunderstanding I work to dispel is the notion that once you have earned a relationship via social media, it represents a captive audience. They aren’t really “followers”, or...
July 7, 2010