Being a REALTOR® Archive

Minneapolis Association Puts Its Heart Into Real Estate Love Connections

First, Connecticut REALTORS® brought in the muscle power of the WWE to metaphorically show the strength of a REALTOR® in a home transaction. Now, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® is playing matchmaker with lovelorn home shoppers, helping them...
October 11, 2016

True Tales of Terror in Real Estate: In the Darkness, I Heard a Voice Say, ‘Come In’

It’s the witching month once again, and as Halloween approaches, now’s the time to tell tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. But some scary stories aren’t fake — and real estate professionals have some of the creepiest real-life anecdotes....
October 4, 2016

Live Webcast: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

HUD officials are developing new rules that will make it easier for buyers to get loans to buy condominium units and improve the process condo projects must go through to get certified by the FHA. The rules, set to...
October 3, 2016

WWE Wrestlers: REALTORS® Deliver a KO for Home Shoppers

Now this is an endorsement that will body slam your competition. The Connecticut REALTORS® association has teamed up with WWE Superstars — a show filmed in Connecticut — in a new campaign to educate home buyers and sellers about...
September 26, 2016

5 Safety Tips When an Attack Is Imminent

I attended a safety seminar at the National Association of REALTORS® building in Chicago on Monday, expecting to hear the same old thing: pay attention to your surroundings, keep your head out of your phone, watch people’s microexpressions, yadda...
September 14, 2016

Sponsor Webinar: Marketing That Wins Listings, Differentiates Brand

John DeSouza, president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, a brokerage with more than 190 sales associates in 10 offices in Indiana and Michigan, will talk about how his company combines traditional and digital marketing methods to win listings...

Is Property Ownership In Your Retirement Plan?

When you’re trying to pay your bills each month, it’s hard to think about retirement. But there are two things that can help you retire when the time comes. The first is owning your own home. It can be...
September 12, 2016

The Worst Question to Ask a Real Estate Agent?

Michael Cuevas, a sales associate with Fulton Grace Realty in Chicago, says that asking the right questions of a real estate agent is an important part of lessening anxiety for consumers concerned about the home buying or home selling...
September 8, 2016

In Some Areas, Renters Earn More Than Enough to Buy

One of the big challenges of real estate markets today is moving renters that want to buy into the homeownership column. Renters wanting to buy is the first step, but they have to come up with a downpayment and...
August 19, 2016

Would You Know What to Do If Your Elderly Client Was Being Abused?

Ginni Field was aghast at the tragedy that befell a family friend in the last year and a half. The man, a veteran who fought alongside Field’s father in World War II, died with nothing — no money, no...