Monthly Archive:: August 2013

Surprised at Tax Time? Welcome, Friend

It seems like a no-brainer to deduct your home-office expenses at tax time, but how big of a deduction do you take? Victoria Gillespie, national director of business development for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal...

How to Sell as Global Buyers Head to Your Town

There are more than 400 foreign companies operating in Alabama, including a few big-name ones such as Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. In fact, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, among other states in the region, are magnets for foreign companies, spurred...
August 29, 2013

Use the Media to Tell Your Story

The media is a powerful tool for telling your business story, but you have to use it wisely. At the National Association of REALTORS®’ Leadership Summit in Chicago on Tuesday, Don Cunningham, managing director of global PR firm Burson-Marsteller,...

Help Your Clients Take the Next Step

When Michele Serro, an opera singer with a background in design, had a lackluster experience purchasing her first apartment in New York five years ago, her life mission became clear: Make home-buying human. “I didn’t feel like there were...

Why Realtor.com® Changes Reinforce the REALTOR® Brand

Realtor.com® President Errol Samuelson reassured REALTORS® and REALTOR® association executives on Thursday that impending changes to the site — including the expansion of its database to include listings from sources other than REALTORS® — will strengthen the REALTOR® brand....

Gen Y’s ‘New Normal’

“New normal” is a phrase we’ve become familiar with in this post-bubble real estate industry. It describes the current  landscape of home prices that are lower than their peak but still healthy and steadily rising, stricter lending standards, and...

Obama: Housing Essential to Economic Stability

President Barack Obama reiterated his view that a recovering housing market is essential to an improving U.S. economy in an online forum Wednesday where consumers grilled the president on his housing plans. “Homeownership is a quintessential element of the...
August 7, 2013