Monthly Archive:: October 2010

Moratorium Would Knock Out 20% of Market

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A government-mandated foreclosure moratorium would take about 20 percent of homes available for sale off the market, and that’s something that would hurt the home sale market today and hinder the recovery...
October 26, 2010

4 Ways to (Literally) Navigate the Social Media Landscape

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you’ve ever wondered what the entirety of online communities would look like in cartographic form — and really, who hasn’t? — then you should give this map from blogger XKCD a...
October 25, 2010

The Future of Blogging: Vlogging

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While it may seem amateur video is already gaining a lot of momentum online, experts at BlogWorld & Expo 2010 believe this trend will take off even more in 2011. Growing access...
October 25, 2010

Foreclosure Freeze: The Issues at Ground Level

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Bank of America and GMAC Mortgage, two of the big banks that are looking into their foreclosure procedures after irregularities were found, say they’ve resumed foreclosures, either all or in part. But,...
October 21, 2010

5 Ways to Beef Up Your Blog

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Good blogging is no easy task. That was the message that I took home with me after attending multiple  sessions on the topic at BlogWorld & Expo 2010 last week in Las...
October 20, 2010

Is the Real Estate Blog Dead?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The question in the headline was asked by Joel Burslem of 1000watt Consulting earlier this year, with the implication being that the answer was affirmative. Perhaps surprisingly, many real estate experts concur,...

2 Blogging Mistakes You’re Probably Making

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I was in Las Vegas last week attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010 to learn best practices about blogging and social media, and to figure out what really works and...
October 18, 2010

Foreclosure Reviews: Navigating the Upheaval

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine [Editor's Note: The announcement that Bank of America and GMAC would resume some foreclosures changes the situation somewhat, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the remaining foreclosure freezes....
October 15, 2010

Foreclosure vs. REOs: Do You Know the Difference?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, contributing editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you ever tell others that you are “showing a foreclosure?” If so, you’re not using the word “foreclosure” correctly. Some real estate professionals use the term to refer to all...
October 11, 2010

Foreclosure Moratorium: Latest in the Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About half a dozen articles and editorials have come out in the last two days cautioning against the federal government imposing a national moratorium on foreclosures while banks review their processes. They’re...
October 11, 2010