Monthly Archive:: November 2011

Can You Head Off Inaccurate Appraisals?

No, but you can take a few steps to make them less likely Appraisers lacking experience or familiarity with an area continue to be a major problem for home sales, but you can minimize the chances of a bad...
November 12, 2011

A Veterans Day Tribute to Home

On this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011, here’s a great story about how much “home ownership matters” to an American serving our country abroad. It’s from REALTOR® Regina Acosta Tobin, ABR, agent-owner of RE/MAX Metro Plus in Columbus, Ohio:...
November 11, 2011

Are We Getting the Full Picture in WSJ Op-Ed?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine An op-ed that the Wall Street Journal ran earlier this week (on the eve of the REALTORS® 2011 Conference & Expo in Anaheim) dismisses concerns of NAR and other organizations as well...
November 10, 2011

REALTORS® Conference & Expo: ‘This One Goes to 11′

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are you ready for the largest, most electrifying real estate event in the world? The REALTORS® Conference & Expo — which kicks off on Friday, 11/11/11, in Anaheim, Calif. — will attract...
November 9, 2011

‘Moneyball’ Approach to Boosting Home Sales

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Former FHA official Brian Chappelle has come up with a few ideas for getting the housing market back on track that are notable for one thing: They make so much sense that...
November 7, 2011

In Atlanta, Sweeping Away the Cobwebs on Building Permits

Earlier this year, during the brouhaha over NAR’s dues increase, we spent time looking at the long-term value of political advocacy. We sought to share stories about policy victories that had a direct impact on the bottom line for...