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NAR Shows It’s a Safety Stallion

On the second day of the new year in 1908, Officer William R. Mooney, a Chicago policeman, lost his life while protecting his community. A 16-year veteran of Chicago’s finest, Mooney, 45, was shot in a gun battle with...
December 8, 2014

State Marijuana Laws Don’t Protect Your Property

Here’s the thing about marijuana laws: Federal trumps state. So even though 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use — and four states have OK’d recreational use — the federal government still says marijuana...
November 9, 2014

In Congress, Expect More of the Same

Don’t expect the new Congress of the next two years to get anything done, said Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, longtime political reporters and co-authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012, at Saturday’s “2014 Election Results: What They Mean for...
November 9, 2014

7 Gadgets You Should Try

Does the technology you use maximize your time? There are new apps and gadgets being released all the time, but it can be hard to tell whether the ones you’re considering for your business are worth it. Juanita McDowell,...
November 7, 2014

In New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, a Future Peeks Through the Past

A tale of two cities plays out in New Orleans, separated by only three miles but appearing to be worlds apart. The French Quarter is awash in the neon lights of peep-show bars, alive with the shouts of overly...
November 6, 2014

Getting Into Full Swing in New Orleans

Hope you’ve got your Mardi Gras masks and some beads because the party is starting in New Orleans for this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo! We’re expecting about 17,000 attendees to flood the Morial Convention Center in the Big...
November 4, 2014

How I Stopped Being a Victim After I Was Attacked

With safety issues still top of mind for real estate professionals across the country since the tragic death of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter in September, we’ve received tons of emails from readers who speak heroically about their own harrowing...
October 20, 2014

From the Horse’s Mouth: This is What Consumers Want From You (VIDEO)

Do you know what consumers want from a real estate agent? Sure, you might have a pretty good idea — but why not take it from them? Mike Reff, broker-associate at Madison & Company Properties in Denver, wanted his...
October 15, 2014

Beverly Carter: She Was ‘an Angel on Earth’

The day Beverly Carter disappeared after meeting a supposed prospective buyer at a vacant home in rural Scott, Ark., will be remembered by REALTORS® around the nation as a horrible one — a day when the real estate industry...
October 1, 2014

National Coffee Day: Does the Brew In Your Town Bring Buyers to the Table?

Given that 61 percent of Americans consume coffee daily, the neighborhood coffee shop may be a strong selling point — as long as it’s not one of those chains. Today is National Coffee Day, and for anyone who values...
September 29, 2014