Monthly Archive:: November 2010

This Recession Is O-vah!: ‘Zombie Bears’ Edition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The latest in a crowd of pronouncements that the recession is officially behind us comes from economic analyst Barry Ritholtz, whose book I reviewed a while ago. Ritholtz, one of the most...
November 24, 2010

The 3.8% Tax Is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition to the legislation: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income of upper-income...
November 24, 2010

Meet Mark, Guardian of the Term “REALTOR®”

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine All REALTORS® know how to use the term REALTOR®—until they don’t. The fact is, even members of NAR occasionally slip up and use “REALTOR®” as a generic term for real estate sales...
November 18, 2010

Have a Business Purpose Behind Every Blog Post You Write

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® Long before working here at NAR, I ran a mortgage industry insider’s blog called lenderama. We talked about the real estate market, sales tools, government policies, and emerging technologies....
November 12, 2010

Want to Be Named a 2011 30 Under 30?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Every time I saw the June 2004 REALTOR® Magazine cover with Wade Hanson in the opening credits of this season’s “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, I realized that the honor of being...
November 11, 2010

Give Heroes a Real ‘Welcome Home’ This Veterans Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine On this Veterans Day, take the time to learn what you can do as a real estate professional to make a difference in the lives of returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers. One...
November 11, 2010

Brokers: Have You Redesigned Your Brokerage Office Lately?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine wants to hear from broker-owners who have substantially updated or redesigned their brokerage space over the past two years.  To participate in the contest, please go to http://www.realtor.org/rmobrokers/articles/2010/brokeragedesigncontest to complete an online form. Winners...
November 11, 2010

Home Ownership Mattered at the CMA Awards

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It was a fabulous night for country music sensation Miranda Lambert who took home four wins Wednesday at the Country Music Association Awards. The importance of  “home” was similarly feted last night as Lambert’s  moving performance in “The...
November 11, 2010

WordPress Camp: Get Busy Bloggin’

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine From beginners to pros, WordPress Camp had something to offer every blogger at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Monday. Technology and marketing experts presented dual-track sessions for novice bloggers and advanced...
November 8, 2010

Credit Still Hurts Commercial; 2011 Looks Brighter

 By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Commercial economic update  Lack of financing will continue to hamper commercial real estate transactions going into 2011 but there are some positive signs on the horizon, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun told...
November 8, 2010