Being a Broker Archive

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...

MJ, LeBron, and Competition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you have a rival (or rivals) in your business? Either friendly competitors or professional adversaries who, if you don’t top them in a cutthroat battle for greater annual sales volume, will...

What Change Means to Top Brokerages

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Last year was a tough year for real estate brokerages but when my magazine colleague Wendy Cole interviewed three top brokers last month to learn how they managed to keep growing despite...

Brand Like a Master

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of heading to Miami Beach, Fla., to meet “The Jills,” a top-producing team specializing in selling luxury homes. Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, of Coldwell Banker...

Three NAR Presidents Share Their Leadership Tips

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Call them the “leadership whisperers.” To a packed audience, three past presidents of NAR talked leadership and the qualities necessary to be a strong REALTOR® leader at today’s “Leadership Express” session at the...

Today’s Commercial Market: Finding Opportunity in Crisis

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In spite of the well-known woes of the commercial real estate market today, the watchword among practitioners in this space seems to be “opportunity.” That word came up time and again in...
April 30, 2010

You’re Furious Over “Your” and We’re Red-Faced

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine When we allow an error into the magazine, we hear from readers, and we had a doozy in the April issue — two actually. Subheads on page 28 that should have read...