Being a REALTOR® Archive

When Negotiating, 30 Seconds to Set the Tone

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the founder and director of Harvard’s International Negotiation Initiative, Daniel Shapiro has had his hand in numerous discussions between dignitaries, terrorists, lawyers, business leaders, and even real estate practitioners. Shapiro, a...

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

Cost vs. Value: Two Ways You Can Make It Better

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine We’re on our way to producing the 2009-10 Cost vs. Value Report. So far, 1,544 REALTORS® have completed the Cost vs. Value survey that’s in the field. Another 1,153 have started...

Sugar Ray Leonard: “Knocked Down Doesn’t Mean You’re Knocked Out”

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I hope you’re planning to join us in San Diego, Calif., for the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November, which will feature boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. I had the pleasure...

Scripts Are Coming Your Way

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine At the 2009 Keller Williams Family Reunion in Orlando, I listened to many practitioners who said they wanted more scripts to help them through these demanding times. In response to this request,...

The Power of One

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I spent my Sunday brunch thumbing through the pages of a new book, Selling Luxury: Connect with Affluent Customers, Create Unique Experiences Through Impeccable Service, and Close the Sale (Wiley, 2009), which...
June 22, 2009

Save Some Green With Right Tools, Right Now

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A few weeks ago, I wrote about the NAR “value proposition,” which outlined where members’ $80 in annual dues go, and also showed how many benefits they get gratis. One of the...

Spend a Day With the Masters

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine My colleague, Melissa Tracey and I, just wrapped filming on the fourth Masters Series video with second home specialist and Sotheby’s International broker John Resor in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Tetons were...
June 12, 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

Top Five Daily News Stories Last Week

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Events at this year’s NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings dominated the Daily News last week:...