Monthly Archive:: November 2013

Veissi: Pause Needed on Flood Ins. Changes

NAR and many lawmakers in Congress are pushing for a time-out in the federal government’s efforts to eliminate flood insurance subsidies over time and phase in premium rates that reflect properties’ actuarial risk of flooding. NAR’s Call for Action...
November 20, 2013

VIDEO: Going the Distance for Habitat

Kicking off the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, members of NAR helped build 28 homes with Habitat For Humanity of Greater San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 6. “These homes are a huge asset development for families,” said Phillip Kilbridge,...
November 14, 2013

VIDEO: Are You Modern to the Minute?

Why bus-bench ads don’t work anymore: They can be easily obscured — by a sleeping homeless man. Why real estate refrigerator magnets are fruitless: They end up in the junkyard, still clinging to outdated and discarded kitchen appliances. Those...
November 13, 2013

What We Learned at the REALTORS® Conference: To Love and Support Each Other

Sitting around a table at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the four women seem more like they’re at a sidewalk café trading war stories about life, love, and happiness than at a business conference. The first...
November 11, 2013

At Gay Wedding in San Francisco, a Flood of Support from the REALTOR® Community

It’s what happens between sessions at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo that makes the experience of NAR’s biggest annual event for many attendees. New friendships budding, business connections made, memories added to the bank. And one practitioner at the...
November 9, 2013

Is That a Drone in Your Bag?

In the not so distant future, drone technology may be part of your real estate toolkit. Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired magazine and author of “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” (Crown Business, 2012), who presented at the REALTORS®...
November 8, 2013

At REBarCamp, Chaos is Constructive

Organized by volunteers, Real Estate Bar Camp is a completely unstructured day of sessions led by anyone who steps up — on any topic. Here’s how it works: REBarCamp attendees volunteer to lead a session on whatever topic is...
November 7, 2013