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Infographic: Figuring Out First-Time Buyers

Real estate Web site Doorsteps has released an infographic that shows demographic and financial data on first-time home buyers, which includes data from the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Among the key data...
April 30, 2013

Remembering the Life of Donald Treadwell

The REALTOR® family lost one of its most well-known and distinguished leaders when NAR’s 1984 president, Donald H. Treadwell, passed away March 30. As president of NAR, Treadwell helped the association become more politically active, launching a voter registration...
April 22, 2013

GOP, Democrats Face Future Challenges

A political analyst looks at the issues facing the Republicans and Democrats as they look to next year’s congressional races and the 2016 presidential contest. Much like the secret meetings at the Vatican to determine the new pope, the...
March 18, 2013

Controlling Your Emotional State

Every day is different. Each one brings new challenges and opportunities, new sources of joy and frustration. But no matter what’s going on, you should be able to maintain a certain level state that’s independent of events, says Jared...
March 17, 2013

5 Steps to Driving Creativity

Though he was speaking to an audience of association executives, entrepreneur and speaker Josh Linkner’s presentation this morning at NAR’s AE Institute in San Diego, Calif., was applicable to anyone who works in real estate. Linkner, who has started...
March 16, 2013

Rebranded realtor.com Debuts

Seeking to make a better connection with consumers online, Web site realtor.com® (yes, with a lowercase “r”) unveiled new branding this week. The rebranding effort covers — for now, anyway — the corporate logo and the overall design and...

7 Business Tips for Real Estate Pros

This morning, the REALTOR® Magazine team hosted Dallas-based broker-agent Rogers Healy, who was in town as guest editor of our March/April issue. Healy, a 2009 30 Under 30 honoree and regular online columnist for the magazine, offered up the...

Selling in the Martian Market

I recently came across an article on Mars One, an initiative to fund a trip to the red planet by filming the selection of astronauts for a reality TV show. According to the organization’s Web site, the individuals chosen...
January 9, 2013

13 Reasons to Look Forward to 2013

When we look back on 2012 a long time from now, it may be viewed as the first year of the recovery, the year in which real estate reversed its course and moved in a more positive direction. With...
December 19, 2012

Realtors Property Resource®: What It Is, How You Benefit

Chances are, you have heard of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) by now. But what is it, exactly, and how can it benefit you? More than four years ago, the idea of a nationwide online database of comprehensive, high-value property...
October 23, 2012