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Political Prognostications With Charlie Cook

The presidential race is a dead heat right now, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a tougher road ahead, according to Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and a frequent source of election information...
October 22, 2012

REThinking the Future

After going through the major political, economic and technological shifts of the past decade, many real estate professionals are probably asking themselves, “When is business going to get back to normal?” And the answer is never — if “normal”...
August 21, 2012

4 Simple Tips for Success in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you want to know what approaches to marketing, technology, and business strategy work in real estate today, simply look to the people who are doing well. Four real estate professionals who have at least $20 million in sales...

The Syndication Scrum

A panel of experts did battle over some key issues regarding real estate data syndication Thursday morning at Inman’s Real Estate event in San Francisco. The debate was focused more on how to approach syndication rather than whether to...
August 2, 2012

Web Metrics That Count

You’ve got a business site, blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile — all of which are accurate, up-to-date, and full of interesting content. You’re good to go on the Web, right? Maybe not. Unless you’re rigorously tracking...
August 2, 2012

Libor: The Big Fix

Perhaps you’ve just noticed the headlines emerging around Libor, or maybe you haven’t even seen them yet. Either way, this story, which has been in the European press for a few weeks now and is just now starting to...
July 13, 2012

REALTOR.com Expands With the Web

The Internet is ever-changing. We saw a reminder of that this week, when Google Chrome took the title of world’s most popular Web browser from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. REALTOR.com, the public listings site for REALTORS®, is regularly introducing improvements to...

A REALTOR® Rally Odyssey

More than 10,000 REALTORS® are expected to descend on the National Mall in our nation’s capital tomorrow morning for the Rally to Protect the American Dream, and not all of them are attending the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings &...

Avoid Destruction, Be Disruptive

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine During the early 20th Century, economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the concept of “creative destruction,” which refers to the upheaval of old processes and technologies and their replacement by more innovative ones. The...

RETSO Preview: Working Toward a Better Syndication Solution

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Brad Nix, producer of RETSO, the event formally known as RE TechSouth, believes that innovation is driven forward by “doers,” the people who are willing to experiment with new technologies and figure...
April 11, 2012