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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

That’s Not How Millennials Work

It seems like we’ve gotten Millennials all wrong. For one, they were expected to be a generation of entrepreneurs — but in this economic tumult, they’ve traded in “meaningful work” for a 9-to-5 desk job and a steady (or...
September 26, 2014

Sh*t You Never Thought a REALTOR® Would Say

You might have heard of a North Carolina firecracker named Leigh Brown, broker-owner of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Concord, N.C. Now hear her loud and clear. When Brown joined REALTOR® Magazine earlier this year as its guest editor for...
September 11, 2014

College Kids Live Better Than They Used To

I don’t know about you, but I was a pretty poor college student. I lived in the dorms my freshman year, with about three feet of space between my bed and my roommate’s bed (both of which hugged either...
September 5, 2014

Realtor.com®: We Need You

Realtor.com® has had its ups and downs this year as it works to reclaim its once-top spot as the go-to site for consumers. While its traffic has grown 18 percent over the past year, the site faces some stiff...
August 21, 2014

Investors In Your ‘Pocket’

We’ve been writing a bit about how investors are beginning to retreat from the market, with mega-investors’ bulk-buying sprees on the decline and a larger portion of cash sales being attributed to individual home buyers. (You’ll want to check...

Realtor.com®’s First Economist: I’m Anything But Typical

While real estate portals like Zillow and Trulia have long had their own economists providing insights to consumers about the industry, a similar leading figure interfacing with the public has been missing from realtor.com®. Under the agreement between the...
July 28, 2014