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Tell Us About Your Pro Bono Work

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I recently read an article in the New York Times about John Burger, a practitioner with Brown Harris Stevens in New York, who offered to sell Bernie Madoff’s penthouse (list price: about...

When Negotiating, 30 Seconds to Set the Tone

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the founder and director of Harvard’s International Negotiation Initiative, Daniel Shapiro has had his hand in numerous discussions between dignitaries, terrorists, lawyers, business leaders, and even real estate practitioners. Shapiro, a...

Facebook TMI

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A friend sent me this article from The Washington Post, which basically outlines how Facebook plans to overhaul its privacy settings. They want to make our information less private and more searchable...

Sugar Ray Leonard: “Knocked Down Doesn’t Mean You’re Knocked Out”

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I hope you’re planning to join us in San Diego, Calif., for the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November, which will feature boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. I had the pleasure...

Scripts Are Coming Your Way

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine At the 2009 Keller Williams Family Reunion in Orlando, I listened to many practitioners who said they wanted more scripts to help them through these demanding times. In response to this request,...

The Power of One

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I spent my Sunday brunch thumbing through the pages of a new book, Selling Luxury: Connect with Affluent Customers, Create Unique Experiences Through Impeccable Service, and Close the Sale (Wiley, 2009), which...
June 22, 2009

Spend a Day With the Masters

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine My colleague, Melissa Tracey and I, just wrapped filming on the fourth Masters Series video with second home specialist and Sotheby’s International broker John Resor in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Tetons were...
June 12, 2009

Jack and Suzy Welch Took the Twitter Challenge

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There is an interesting article on the homepage of BusinessWeek from corporate guru Jack Welch and his wife Suzy on why they Tweet. For some time now, Oprah’s been using Twitter and...
June 2, 2009

Trying to Sell Through Social Media? Not So Fast…

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Knowledge Networks, a company that produces social research, recently released a report that shows more than 83 percent of the online population between the ages 13-54 use social media, but less than...
June 1, 2009

My Twitter Challenge

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I recently interviewed Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders and CEOs of Twitter, for an upcoming technology column in REALTOR® magazine. He is as engaging and as much of a visionary that...
May 28, 2009