Being a REALTOR® Archive

3 Actions to Take After You Receive a Bogus Email

You may recall a previous post about Sue Dietz, an Iowa real estate agent whose identity was being used by scammers to send fraudulent emails to other real estate professionals all over the country. The emails, which were sent...
March 16, 2017

Money’s Available to Buy But Many Renters Don’t Know It

Millions of households are mortgage-ready but don’t try to buy because they can’t come up with a downpayment. And yet, hundreds of downpayment assistance programs around the country are available and go largely untapped. To be sure, many households...

Webcast Recording: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

REALTOR® Magazine recently hosted a live webcast about how reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose of enabling...
February 24, 2017

Local REALTOR® Leader Has Been Dealing With a Nightmare Email Scam for a Year

  Wire fraud schemes have been a hot topic in the real estate industry lately. But one real estate pro says she’s been caught up in a different kind of nightmarish scam — one that victims can do virtually...
February 16, 2017

Live Webcast: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

Note: This event has already occurred. Watch a recording of it. Reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose...
January 12, 2017

How Will You Make Your Mark in 2017?

Here we are at the beginning of a new year once again, and you’re probably already thinking about how to make 2017 even better than 2016. But let’s take a minute and appreciate the great work you did last...
January 6, 2017

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

REALTORS® Get In On the Mannequin Challenge

For those who haven’t heard, the Mannequin Challenge, an online video challenge where people freeze in place to enact a still scene while someone takes a video of it, went viral in the last couple of months. The challenge,...
December 12, 2016

Do You Know the ABCs of Personal Branding?

By Seth Price, digital marketing specialist and vice president of industry relations for Placester Do you consider yourself to have a great personal brand? Would you buy a house from yourself? If you hesitate in answering those questions, it’s...

A Reminder of What’s Good in the World

As I took my seat shortly before the start of Saturday night’s ceremony honoring REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbors, I grabbed my phone and got on Facebook for only the second time all day. “For once, I’ve been too...
November 6, 2016