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Phelps Opens Up About Goal-Setting, Mental Health

At Saturday’s General Session, special guest Michael Phelps shared secrets to his historic success as the most decorated Olympian of all time, as well as his passion for destigmatizing depression....
November 5, 2017

Should MLSs Be Required to Have a Waiver Policy?

A long-simmering proposal colloquially known as “MLS of Choice” moved forward today as an official recommendation to the Board of Directors from the 2017 Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee. ...
November 5, 2017

3 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

At the Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum on Friday, attendees got insights into how the economy and real estate market will interact over the next couple of years. Here are a few takeaways that can help guide your...

No Path to 3% GDP Growth Without Real Estate

While the GOP tax plan will not increase GDP, the real estate market does hold the key to economic growth, according two prominent economists at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. While the country’s GDP hit the three percent...
November 3, 2017

REALTORS® and Habitat for the Win

This Wednesday and Thursday, the REALTORS® Volunteer Build returned to Chicago, where it began in 2001. Learn how NAR members partnered with Habitat for Humanity and other volunteers to create more homeownership opportunities in West Pullman in REALTOR® Magazine's...
November 2, 2017

Learn How to Speak ‘Millennial’ in a Live-Streamed Session

We're proud to present REALTOR® Magazine's very first conference session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo! Learn how you can attend even if you won't be in Chicago this week. ...
November 2, 2017

How to Make It Onto the Cover of REALTOR® Magazine

One of the questions REALTOR® Magazine staff hears most often in casual conversation with members is, “How can I get my photo on the cover of the magazine?” Well—as past NAR presidents, Good Neighbor Award winners, and a few...
October 31, 2017

Could Alexa Be Your Client’s Agent?

Smart speakers might be the latest touch point connecting consumers with real estate data. Users of Amazon’s Echo can already access mortgage calculators and automated valuation tools. So it makes sense that NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee...
May 18, 2017

3 Ways to Promote Your Town

The real estate professionals who’ve established themselves as community advocates and local economic experts are often the more successful ones in any given market. But how did they get there? One organization that can point the way is the...

3 Ways to Change a Place for Good

At the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities held in the Windy City this week, planners, architects, developers and politicians gathered to tackle the challenges faced in urban areas around the world. Because the one thing that’s constant for...