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6 Ways to Survive in Real Estate Over the Next Decade

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine How did the real estate market change from 2005 to the present day? What were the differences between real estate in 2005 and 1995? How about 1995 and 1985? When you consider...

Get Creativity Flowing in Your Organization

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Companies such as Apple, Google, and Leo Burnett have a well-deserved reputation for creativity and innovation. From the outside looking in, it may seem like these institutions are creative because they hire...

Barely Getting By on a 6-Figure Income?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A new survey conducted by WSL/Strategic Retail shows families in many parts of the country can’t even live comfortably on a six-figure household income. Additionally, more than half of respondents say they’re...
March 9, 2012

GOP Debate Sidesteps Fannie, Freddie Reform

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A subject we’ve talked about a great deal here on the Speaking of Real Estate blog got some play during the Republican presidential debate last night in Jacksonville. (Transcripts are available here.)...
January 27, 2012

Highlights From This Year’s Board of Directors Meeting

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, and Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® held its Board of Directors meeting this past Monday on the final day of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. If you haven’t...
November 17, 2011

REALTORS® Conference & Expo: ‘This One Goes to 11’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are you ready for the largest, most electrifying real estate event in the world? The REALTORS® Conference & Expo — which kicks off on Friday, 11/11/11, in Anaheim, Calif. — will attract...
November 9, 2011

Who Will Win This Decade’s ‘Tech War’?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an article just published on Fast Company magazine’s Web site, technology writer Farhad Manjoo explores what might be the most important issue in business during this decade: Which company will emerge...
October 19, 2011

What Will America Look Like in 2050?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The population of the United States at the mid-century mark will have been shaped by major demographic shifts that are already underway, according to Dr. William H. Frey, a demographer and senior...

Election 2012: Hopeful Visions for the Future or ‘Food Fight’?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the heady days surrounding the 2008 election, there was a national mood of pride and hope. The largely positive official campaigns run by Barack Obama and John McCain, and the victory...
October 11, 2011

Beating a Path to Innovation

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Being innovative doesn’t necessarily mean diving into new technologies all the time. It doesn’t mean trying to reinvent the wheel. And it certainly doesn’t mean focusing lots of your energy on something...