Being a Broker Archive

Do You Recruit? Be Aware of FTC Rule

A rule that took effect March 1 could hit you if you recruit salespeople to join your brokerage. The key is what you offer your recruits as part of your offer. The Federal Trade Commission’s Business Opportunity Rule is...
March 20, 2012

Information for Your Business, Organized Intuitively

A webinar on Thursday, March 8, will walk you through the new My. Realtor.org, which will be replacing REALTOR.org. There’s a wealth of information that can be of value to you in your real estate business on Realtor.org, but...

Beating a Path to Innovation

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Being innovative doesn’t necessarily mean diving into new technologies all the time. It doesn’t mean trying to reinvent the wheel. And it certainly doesn’t mean focusing lots of your energy on something...

Dick Vitale’s Formula for Success

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For someone whose life has been filled with so much rejection and loss, Dick Vitale seems like a very happy man. The colorful ESPN basketball commentator and coach, of course, has experienced...

5 Ways You Can Use Tablets Now

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Much of the promise of tablet PCs — in terms of both personal and professional use — is still in the future. For most people, these products are still not a viable...

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

Moving Toward a Groovy Future

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In a time marked by political upheaval and controversial and indecisive military actions, the U.S. economy takes a sudden dive, resulting in massive stock market losses and unemployment around or above 10...
November 7, 2010

A Peek into the Daily Life of a Real Estate Pro

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Covering real estate issues for REALTOR® Magazine is fun, rewarding, and challenging. I love talking to members and capturing their story. So when I was offered the opportunity to shadow the...

NAR Leadership: Legislative Efforts Loom for REALTORS®

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the wake of recent legislative successes, including the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit and the restoration of the rural housing program, more challenges remain for REALTORS®, NAR...
August 6, 2010

CRT Presents New iPhone App at Leadership Summit

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine What’s the best smartphone on the market? This is one of the most common questions fielded by NAR Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing. He, along with Keith Garner, vice president of...