REALTOR® Safety Month: Do You Carry a Safety Device for Added Protection?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Safety Month is a reminder to real estate professionals that safety needs to be a priority. Everyday situations can be potentially dangerous: You’re meeting with strangers all of the time...
September 23, 2010

REALTOR® Safety Month: Is Your Safety at Risk?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor REALTOR® Magazine We’re in the middle of REALTOR® Safety Month, and it’s a good reminder to those working in real estate that, if you’re not careful, it can be a risky business when...
September 13, 2010

5 Safety Tips When an Attack Is Imminent

I attended a safety seminar at the National Association of REALTORS® building in Chicago on Monday, expecting to hear the same old thing: pay attention to your surroundings, keep your head out of your phone, watch people’s microexpressions, yadda...
September 14, 2016

REALTOR® Safety When Meeting Strangers: 12 Tips

It’s unfortunate, but as a real estate professional you put yourself at risk when you meet someone for the first time. That’s why you should always meet a new customer at the office, not at the property. It’s also...
December 24, 2014

Would You Know What to Do If Your Elderly Client Was Being Abused?

Ginni Field was aghast at the tragedy that befell a family friend in the last year and a half. The man, a veteran who fought alongside Field’s father in World War II, died with nothing — no money, no...

ALERT: Wire Fraudsters Targeting Real Estate Transactions

By Jessica Edgerton, NAR associate counsel In recent months, real estate professionals have reported an upswing in a particularly insidious wire scam. A hacker will break into a licensee’s e-mail account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions....

FHA Premium Increases Taking Toll

Mortgage originations among borrowers in the 620 to 680 credit score range have plunged some 90 percent since the housing crisis in 2007 and still have far to go before they recover. One thing that’s holding back these borrowers...

Brown Meets at White House as Mortgage Reform Gains Steam

NAR President Steve Brown met at the White House with the federal government’s top housing officer, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, and the head of the National Economic Council, Jeffrey Zients, on the reform of the secondary mortgage market yesterday....
March 21, 2014

Help Consumers Conquer Value-Added Projects in One Weekend

Show you’re an expert on all things home-value related — and create clients for life — by sharing tips from the new “Weekend Warrior” bundle at the REALTOR® Content Resource, the tool powered by HouseLogic, where your NAR membership...
May 7, 2010

FHA Remains the Mortgage Lifeline

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine David Stevens FHA helped 2 million borrowers in its last fiscal year, double its volume the previous year. That’s a testament to the crucial role the agency is playing in housing markets,...
February 22, 2010