Commitment to Excellence Archive

14 Ways You Made 2014 Your Best Year

If you’re mulling over your New Year’s resolutions, add this to the list: Make 2015 at least as good as you made 2014. As the year comes to a close, we all look back and reflect on our accomplishments....
December 30, 2014

Beverly Carter: She Was ‘an Angel on Earth’

The day Beverly Carter disappeared after meeting a supposed prospective buyer at a vacant home in rural Scott, Ark., will be remembered by REALTORS® around the nation as a horrible one — a day when the real estate industry...
October 1, 2014

Olympians Win the Gold in Their REALTOR® Families’ Hearts

While a few U.S. Olympians in Sochi, Russia, are celebrating bringing home the gold, their real estate families back at home are making room on the mantle for their prestigious awards. That seems to be a familiar storyline in...
February 21, 2014

How You Made 2013 a Successful Year in Real Estate

We spend a lot of time at the end of the year thinking about how we can make the next year so much better than this one. A lot of us gloss over what did make this year a...
December 12, 2013

Remembering the Life of Donald Treadwell

The REALTOR® family lost one of its most well-known and distinguished leaders when NAR’s 1984 president, Donald H. Treadwell, passed away March 30. As president of NAR, Treadwell helped the association become more politically active, launching a voter registration...

NAR Execs Make Most Influential List

Among those on Inman News’ latest list of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders were some familiar NAR faces, starting with 2013 president Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, Calif. I profiled Thomas in the...

Economic Hurdles Call for Team Mentality

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt captivated audiences with his speed and charisma during the 2012 Summer Olympics. You may have noticed “The Fastest Man in the World” slows his steps ever so slightly when approaching the finish line during his...

Sullenberger: “Your Reputation Is Built on One Interaction at a Time”

In less than four minutes on a chilly January afternoon back in 2009, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made a series of focused, yet impossibly calm decisions that saved the lives of 155 people. “I had to set...

Gallup Poll: View of Practitioners Improving

The most recent Gallup poll on perceptions of professional integrity shows 77 percent of consumers have either an average, high, or very high view of the honesty and integrity of real estate brokers and sales associates. Of that figure,...

A Dream Come True for N.D. Home Builder

By Wendy Cole,  Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A year  ago, Daryl Braham, CRB, GRI, was featured in REALTOR® Magazine as a standout broker for seamlessly juggling his duties as broker-owner of Prudential Premier Real Estate in Fargo, N.D., with his...
May 23, 2012