Commitment to Excellence Archive

NAR’s Jerry Giovaniello a 2011 Top Lobbyist

NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello was included on the list of top association lobbyists for 2011 by The Hill, a Capitol Hill trade publication popular in Washington among lawmakers, policy makers, executives of trade and professional groups, and lobbyists....
March 27, 2012

Lawrence B. Simons: Advocate for Housing

The housing industry lost a good friend last month with the passing of Lawrence B. Simons, a developer, lawyer, and long-time advocate for affordable housing. He was 87 and he passed away in Hilton Head, S.C., where he lived....
February 6, 2012

REALTORS® and the Stones of Hope

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The dignitaries and media that were in Washington last weekend for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial on the National Mall have packed up and gone home. The memorial...
October 24, 2011

Calling All Practitioners Under 30

      By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine On Friday, we started accepting applications for our annual “30 Under 30” feature, in which we take time to find the best and brightest in the business under the...
October 5, 2011

Education and Home Ownership: Hand in Hand

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I had an opportunity Thursday to spend some time at a symposium and reception Thursday, where REALTORS® attending the Midyear Legislative Meetings were celebrating the work of the 2011 HOPE Award...

30 Under 30 Web Choice Award Winner: Michael Jensen

By Katherine Tarbox, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A total of 642,459 votes were cast in REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” Web Choice Award poll. Of those, a staggering 14.8 percent, or 95,358 votes, went to our Web Choice winner:...

Ebby Halliday: In Her Own Words

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Last week, I wrote a post about Ebby Halliday’s 100th birthday. In it, I said you needed to know Ebby to understand why her birthday was such a big deal. Well,...
March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ebby Halliday!

Why all the fuss? It’s hard to explain unless you meet Ebby and know something of her history—her pioneering work in real estate sales, her long-time leadership within the REALTOR® organization, and her contributions to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area....
March 8, 2011

Who Is Real Estate’s Person of the Year?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A lot of year-end retrospectives have come out in the past couple of weeks, and two of the more notable ones for the real estate industry were Inman News’ annual 100 Most...

Want to Be Named a 2011 30 Under 30?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Every time I saw the June 2004 REALTOR® Magazine cover with Wade Hanson in the opening credits of this season’s “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, I realized that the honor of being...