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Donovan: Making Housing Fairer for All

HUD Secretary Donovan HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made an appearance at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings on Wednesday to laud the work of his agency in promoting housing policies and programs that acknowledge the equal rights...
May 15, 2013

Sullenberger: “Your Reputation Is Built on One Interaction at a Time”

In less than four minutes on a chilly January afternoon back in 2009, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made a series of focused, yet impossibly calm decisions that saved the lives of 155 people. “I had to set...
August 21, 2012

A Dream Come True for N.D. Home Builder

By Wendy Cole,  Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A year  ago, Daryl Braham, CRB, GRI, was featured in REALTOR® Magazine as a standout broker for seamlessly juggling his duties as broker-owner of Prudential Premier Real Estate in Fargo, N.D., with his...
May 23, 2012

An Artful Open House

Bender’s own artwork will be on display at his open house in Philadelphia By Wendy Cole, Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Is it an art show or an open house?  Brett Bender, a sales associate with Prudential Fox and Roach in Philadelphia, has...
April 23, 2012

Cuba: The Birth of a Real Estate Market

By Wendy Cole, Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I just returned from ten days in Cuba. It was a personal trip that offered a fascinating glimpse into one of the country’s great conundrums: how to balance people’s desire for greater economic freedom without compromising the country’s deeply-held socialist principles. ...
December 27, 2011

“Agitate, Agitate, Agitate”

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR Magazine® Sustained job growth and improved access to capital are the two roadblocks to gettting the economy back on track, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D–Mo.) told the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Forum Tuesday at...
May 10, 2011

Damage Control: REALTORS® Step Up After the Storm

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate practitioners are women and men of action, and they showed their stripes within days after the tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Wednesday. Representatives of  local REALTOR® associations from as...
May 3, 2011

Disaster in Japan: How to Help

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® has watched with horror at the events  in Japan since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off shore  on March 11, triggering a tsunami, unimaginable devastation and a nuclear...
March 16, 2011

The Speaker’s Real Estate Connection

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The newly installed Speaker of the House John A. Boehner is known as much for his tough budget-cutting stance as his propensity for crying in public.  Inside the Beltway, his wife Deborah is hardly...
January 6, 2011

Brokers: Have You Redesigned Your Brokerage Office Lately?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine wants to hear from broker-owners who have substantially updated or redesigned their brokerage space over the past two years.  To participate in the contest, please go to http://www.realtor.org/rmobrokers/articles/2010/brokeragedesigncontest to complete an online form. Winners...
November 11, 2010