Being a Broker Archive

Top Qualities for a Contact Management System

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With so many different contact management systems on the market today, deciding which one to use can be overwhelming. And if you’re new to real estate, you may not know what features...

From the International Builders’ Show: Climbing Back on the Horse

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For all those who have been burned by the economic downturn, the “Success Out of Ashes” session of the International Builders’ Show Wednesday provided some advice for getting back on track. John Geoffroy,...
January 22, 2010

Requests for Broker-Owners and Managers

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Freelance writer Tracey Velt is working on a story for REALTOR® Magazine’s upcoming List Issue and is looking for broker-owner or manager experts on two topics. 1. What language and methods do...
January 4, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Developments of the ’00s: #4

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The overview of the top real estate developments of the decade continues with the fourth-ranked item on our list:...
December 17, 2009

A Quiet NAR Success on Its Calls for Action

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There are many reasons for the success of NAR’s most recent Call for Action, to which more than 18 percent of NAR members—a record— responded. First and foremost is the compelling subject...
November 19, 2009

New Financial Regulator Would Impact You

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine But not in the way you might think. A new financial regulator is in the works but it’s one of those developments that’s easily lost in the news while other federal initiatives...
November 3, 2009

Do Sales Plaques Matter?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Recently I was chatting with a very successful real estate pro who took great pride in the many plaques and other forms of recognition that his brokerage gave him month after month...
October 28, 2009

New-Growth Indicators: What Do You Look for?

By Mariwyn Evans, Commercial Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you think you have a good nose for where the next new area of development or redevelopment will be in your market, we want to hear from you. Contact Mariwyn Evans...
September 17, 2009

Reader Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Closing Gifts?

REALTOR® Magazine online will be featuring an upcoming article about closing gifts, and we want to hear from you! Please answer our two poll questions below. <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/”>How much on average do you spend on a closing gift...
July 24, 2009

Google’s New Tools: Free, But Are They Worth It?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I came across an article recently that talked about the release of Google Chrome, a new operating system (OS) from the tech geniuses at Mountain View, Calif. Now, a free OS from...
July 14, 2009