Being a Broker Archive

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

Are You a Broker-Owner Who’s Trimmed Office Space?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Broker-Owners: Have you recently reduced your office space? For an upcoming article, REALTOR Magazine wants to speak to brokers who’ve cut back on excess work space to save money and improve efficiency....
May 29, 2009

Balancing Management and Leadership

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org Michael Staver, professional speaker and leadership coach, opened his “Balancing the Management and Leadership Relationship” session on Friday with a few exercises to get Midyear conference attendees’ blood flowing. REALTORS® in attendance were...

Real Estate Summit: Legislative and Political Forum

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Tuesday morning’s Legislative and Political Forum kicked off with a warm welcome by NAR President Charles McMillan, followed by a spirited and good humored debate between former Congressman Harold Ford and political commentator...
May 12, 2009