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3 Actions to Take After You Receive a Bogus Email

You may recall a previous post about Sue Dietz, an Iowa real estate agent whose identity was being used by scammers to send fraudulent emails to other real estate professionals all over the country. The emails, which were sent...
March 16, 2017

Local REALTOR® Leader Has Been Dealing With a Nightmare Email Scam for a Year

  Wire fraud schemes have been a hot topic in the real estate industry lately. But one real estate pro says she’s been caught up in a different kind of nightmarish scam — one that victims can do virtually...
February 16, 2017

How Will You Make Your Mark in 2017?

Here we are at the beginning of a new year once again, and you’re probably already thinking about how to make 2017 even better than 2016. But let’s take a minute and appreciate the great work you did last...
January 6, 2017

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

REALTORS® Get In On the Mannequin Challenge

For those who haven’t heard, the Mannequin Challenge, an online video challenge where people freeze in place to enact a still scene while someone takes a video of it, went viral in the last couple of months. The challenge,...
December 12, 2016

A Reminder of What’s Good in the World

As I took my seat shortly before the start of Saturday night’s ceremony honoring REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbors, I grabbed my phone and got on Facebook for only the second time all day. “For once, I’ve been too...
November 6, 2016

True Tales of Terror in Real Estate Part 2: The House Cleansed Itself of Its Evil Mojo

A couple of weeks ago, we asked our readers for their scariest experiences in the field, and the horrifying stories poured in. We ran a few of the most frightening, but we can’t get enough. Halloween is one of...
October 17, 2016

Minneapolis Association Puts Its Heart Into Real Estate Love Connections

First, Connecticut REALTORS® brought in the muscle power of the WWE to metaphorically show the strength of a REALTOR® in a home transaction. Now, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® is playing matchmaker with lovelorn home shoppers, helping them...
October 11, 2016

True Tales of Terror in Real Estate: In the Darkness, I Heard a Voice Say, ‘Come In’

It’s the witching month once again, and as Halloween approaches, now’s the time to tell tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. But some scary stories aren’t fake — and real estate professionals have some of the creepiest real-life anecdotes....
October 4, 2016

WWE Wrestlers: REALTORS® Deliver a KO for Home Shoppers

Now this is an endorsement that will body slam your competition. The Connecticut REALTORS® association has teamed up with WWE Superstars — a show filmed in Connecticut — in a new campaign to educate home buyers and sellers about...
September 26, 2016