Professional Development Archive

Learn About the Competitive Edge From an Olympic Great

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Yesterday, I had the pleasure of talking to Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, who will be speaking at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans from Nov. 5 to 8....

Houston CEO Named Communications Leader

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Anyone who’s been involved in the REALTOR® organization for any length of time—either as staff or a volunteer leader—has likely heard about, worked with, or been influenced in by Houston Association...

Do You Have Talent?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Did you spend your nights glued to this season of American Idol, yearning to be on the stage with Simon harassing you? I bet some did, and we’re looking for you. We’re...
June 10, 2010

Raising the Bar With Real Estate Degrees

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In her president’s report during the NAR Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C., today, Vicki Cox Golder said REALTOR® University would help “raise the bar” of the profession through an initiative...

Three NAR Presidents Share Their Leadership Tips

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Call them the “leadership whisperers.” To a packed audience, three past presidents of NAR talked leadership and the qualities necessary to be a strong REALTOR® leader at today’s “Leadership Express” session at the...

Boost Needed? Give These 5 Sales Tips a Try

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Searching for some ideas to give your business a jump? REALTOR® Magazine senior editor Wendy Cole roamed around the 2010 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Thursday, May 13, to learn...

Midyear: Building a Communications Plan

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you a local association looking to create an effective communications plan?  Melynn Sight, president of nSight Marketing who specifically helps associations connect with members, says you have to start by...

Making Sure Everyone’s Included

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I’ve been attending the Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Forum at NAR meetings for years, and it’s striking to me the level of energy and vision that group’s volunteer leaders and staff are...

The 2010 Midyear Meetings & Expo: A Look at the Week Ahead

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The 2010 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo is getting underway this week. Like last year, this event will kick off tomorrow with the Real Estate Summit, a day-long look at high-level...

Check Out Recent and Upcoming NAR Webinars

As many of you know, REALTOR® Magazine regularly offers webinars on some of the hottest trends in real estate, for free. (For example, we have one on how to use your knowledge of real estate to make investment decisions...
February 5, 2010