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The Era of Mobile Is Here. What Are You Doing About It?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you’re wondering when we’re going to get to the era of mobile, you’re contemplating the wrong question, says Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of REALTORS®. Instead, you should be...

Dick Vitale’s Formula for Success

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For someone whose life has been filled with so much rejection and loss, Dick Vitale seems like a very happy man. The colorful ESPN basketball commentator and coach, of course, has experienced...

5 Ways You Can Use Tablets Now

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Much of the promise of tablet PCs — in terms of both personal and professional use — is still in the future. For most people, these products are still not a viable...

Match Your Marketing to Your Skill Set

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Heather Elias is a social media and blogging whiz. Brian Copeland gets many of his clients through videos that highlight neighborhoods in his market. The Corcoran Group has effectively used geolocation apps...

How Real Estate Has Changed (and How It Hasn’t)

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine At the RE BarCamp hosted at NAR’s Chicago headquarters this morning, participants discussed how the real estate business has changed in the past few years, and how it would continue to transform...

5 Ways to Help Consumers Find You Online

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Can consumers easily find information about you and your listings online? If you Google your name or a phrase closely related to your business (e.g., “Townville short sales”), will a link to...

Have We Learned Anything From the Financial Crisis?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When the Bourbon royals took over France again after the violent revolutions and Napoleonic wars that spanned more than two decades through the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the famous French...
May 24, 2011

You May Not Like It, But ‘Politics as Usual’ Have Changed

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Since the announcement of the REALTOR® Party Political Survival Initiative (or RPPSI, if you’re into unwieldy acronyms), the association, the magazine, and the REALTOR® Action Center have received quite a bit of...

Open Up to New Possibilities

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you often find yourself saying that the future, in the words of legendary New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, ain’t what it used to be? Have you lowered your expectations of...

Education and Home Ownership: Hand in Hand

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I had an opportunity Thursday to spend some time at a symposium and reception Thursday, where REALTORS® attending the Midyear Legislative Meetings were celebrating the work of the 2011 HOPE Award...