Monthly Archive:: September 2010

The $30B Small Business Loan Law in Perspective

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine President Obama signed into law a $30 billion loan find for small business. The law also provides $12 billion in tax breaks and tries to improve existing loans to small businesses that...
September 30, 2010

Real Estate Considered One of Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Take a deep breath. Relax. You’re stressed out, according to a recent survey from CareerCast. In fact, working as a real estate agent is considered one of the most stressful occupations...
September 29, 2010

REALTOR® Safety Month: Do You Carry a Safety Device for Added Protection?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Safety Month is a reminder to real estate professionals that safety needs to be a priority. Everyday situations can be potentially dangerous: You’re meeting with strangers all of the time...
September 23, 2010

A Geek’s Guide to #NARdiGras

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® I’m a big fan of RE TechSouth. It’s a regional real estate technology conference that’s been held in Atlanta every spring for the last three years. As you would...
September 20, 2010

10 Reasons to Buy a Home

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday took issue with a recent Time cover story calling into question some of our most cherished beliefs about homeownership. Much of what the Journal...
September 16, 2010

In Congress, Change is Coming, but What Change?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine However you look at it, the upcoming midterm elections in November will be important for real estate. Home sales and commercial real estate are still struggling, just like the broader economy. So,...
September 14, 2010

You Still Go to the Bank? Um, Why?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you didn’t grow up on Facebook than it’s probably a safe bet that going to the bank for you means actually going to the bank to make your deposit or your...
September 14, 2010

REALTOR® Safety Month: Is Your Safety at Risk?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor REALTOR® Magazine We’re in the middle of REALTOR® Safety Month, and it’s a good reminder to those working in real estate that, if you’re not careful, it can be a risky business when...
September 13, 2010

Business Loans at the REALTORS® Credit Union

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine There’s a lot happening with the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, so it’s a good time to take stock of where the company is and where it’s going. If you’re not familiar with...
September 9, 2010

e-PRO® Evolves This November in New Orleans — What’s in It for You?

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® I admit it. I get to work on some really cool stuff: Available for the first time in a classroom setting, the new e-PRO® gives you a roadmap to...
September 7, 2010