Broker Issues Archive

Be Better Prepared, Look Better Prepared

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Sam Foster is a well-prepared real estate professional. But what he likes even more than being well prepared is looking well prepared to his clients. An executive vice president with Jones...

Brokers: Have You Redesigned Your Brokerage Office Lately?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine wants to hear from broker-owners who have substantially updated or redesigned their brokerage space over the past two years. To participate in the contest, please go to http://www.realtor.org/rmobrokers/articles/2010/brokeragedesigncontest to complete an online form. Winners...
November 11, 2010

Privacy: More Than Your State Rules Might Apply

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate practitioners are far more familiar with the need to institute information privacy practices than they were just a few years ago, but the real estate industry still has a long...
November 7, 2010

NAR Leadership: Legislative Efforts Loom for REALTORS®

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the wake of recent legislative successes, including the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit and the restoration of the rural housing program, more challenges remain for REALTORS®, NAR...
August 6, 2010

What Change Means to Top Brokerages

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Last year was a tough year for real estate brokerages but when my magazine colleague Wendy Cole interviewed three top brokers last month to learn how they managed to keep growing despite...

From the International Builders’ Show: Climbing Back on the Horse

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For all those who have been burned by the economic downturn, the “Success Out of Ashes” session of the International Builders’ Show Wednesday provided some advice for getting back on track. John Geoffroy,...
January 22, 2010

Google Ventures Further Into Real Estate, and Other Inman Connect News

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine During a session yesterday morning at the 2010 Inman Real Estate Connect conference in New York, Inman News founder and publisher Brad Inman pressed Sam Sebastian, Google’s director of local and business-to-business...
January 16, 2010

Requests for Broker-Owners and Managers

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Freelance writer Tracey Velt is working on a story for REALTOR® Magazine’s upcoming List Issue and is looking for broker-owner or manager experts on two topics. 1. What language and methods do...
January 4, 2010

A Quiet NAR Success on Its Calls for Action

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There are many reasons for the success of NAR’s most recent Call for Action, to which more than 18 percent of NAR members—a record— responded. First and foremost is the compelling subject...
November 19, 2009

Middle-Market Is Next Home Segment to Improve

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Executives from some of the largest brokerages in the country expect to see their sales grow 6-8 percent in 2010 and home prices to start heading up about 3 percent, REALTORS® heard in a...
November 15, 2009