Being a REALTOR® Archive

The Tax Credit Vs. Cash for Clunkers

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Amid several news reports that the first-time home buyer tax credit will almost certainly be extended, I’ve seen more than a few blogs and online comments arguing against it. Some of them...
October 30, 2009

Looking Good, REALTOR.org!

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you regularly visit REALTOR® magazine online, chances are pretty good that you also check out our sister site, REALTOR.org, from time to time. In case you haven’t seen it yet, NAR’s...
October 29, 2009

Trick-or-Treat, Zillow Style

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Looking to maximize on Snickers and Milky Way bars this Halloween? Zillow.com has put together a guide to the best homes in Seattle and Los Angeles for trick-or-treaters based on property values,...
October 29, 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

The Week in Quotes

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With the nation’s focus on rising unemployment, an uncertain economic recovery, and health care reform, here are some of the more salient quotes from leading figures this week: “It is hard to...
September 11, 2009

People, Ideas, Hardware

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the most interesting and original thinkers of the 20th century may have been a colonel in the U.S. Air Force that few people have heard of. John Boyd, a former...
September 10, 2009

Alison Levine: Beware of Complacency

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As a child, Alison Levine suffered from a life-threatening heart condition that prevented her from even climbing the stairs and therefore couldn’t imagine that she would one day be at nearly the...

Top 5 Daily News Stories Last Week

Here are the top five items from the Daily News last week:...

Tell Us About Your Pro Bono Work

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I recently read an article in the New York Times about John Burger, a practitioner with Brown Harris Stevens in New York, who offered to sell Bernie Madoff’s penthouse (list price: about...