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Warren Buffett Says He’d Buy a Couple Hundred Thousand Homes

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said yesterday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that buying single-family homes is such a great investment right now, if it were practical, he’d buy a couple hundred...
February 28, 2012

Are You Measuring Your Social Media Influence?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine You’ve probably heard more than just one person say that they are a social media “expert.” In the early days of social networks (and can you believe that Facebook is already eight...
February 17, 2012

Exactly How Do You Create Viral Content?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine You’ve probably heard it said more than once, “You need to create viral content in order to bring more traffic to your site.” But that’s really easier said than done, as the...

Century 21 Goes Big for the Big Game

One of the best things about any Super Bowl telecast is the ads. And this year advertisers will pay a whopping $3.5 million for 30 seconds of air time for the largest television audience all year. Century 21 will be...

Millennials: Growing Up, But Are They Ready to Be Home Owners?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In 1993, the term “Generation Y” first appeared in Ad Age, to describe the age group who was about to embark on their teen years. While generations usually don’t have strict years...
January 17, 2012

Les Miserables

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The “Occupy” movement on Wall Street and in cities around the country (and throughout the world) has drawn people with a wide range of grievances—signage shows protesters demonstrating against war, immigration policy,...
October 25, 2011

Clinton Talks Housing On Letterman

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Hope you caught former president Bill Clinton on Letterman the other night.  If not, watch this clip to see Clinton’s take on what he believes the government should do for housing to...
October 17, 2011

Calling All Practitioners Under 30

      By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine On Friday, we started accepting applications for our annual “30 Under 30″ feature, in which we take time to find the best and brightest in the business under the...
October 5, 2011

What’s Your Sign?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While I was at the offices of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® in Rockville, Md., for the Homeownership Matters Bus Tour,  I was taken aback when I saw all of these...

What Hurricane Irene Can Teach Us

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It took me some years to figure this out: The moment you take something for granted, you’ve lost it.  I’ve had to learn this lesson enough times when it comes to the most...
August 30, 2011