Conference & Expo Archive

It’s the Little Things That Count With International Clients

It’s a no-brainer that when you’re working with international clients, you should know something about their culture so you can communicate more effectively. “But awareness isn’t sufficient—you need to change your behavior,” said 2011 NAR Past President Ron Phipps...
November 14, 2015

Cyber Crime: Why You’re an Easy Target

With recent headlines focusing on data breaches at big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Target, you may think hackers are only after large-scale businesses. But that’s what scammers want you to think — because then you won’t see...
November 14, 2015

Land May Be Your Best Investment

Are your investors wondering where to invest their money next? The opportunities for flipping houses or purchasing rental homes are starting to dwindle, but there’s another option that could be fruitful: investing in land. With the economy on the...
November 13, 2015

State Marijuana Laws Don’t Protect Your Property

Here’s the thing about marijuana laws: Federal trumps state. So even though 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use — and four states have OK’d recreational use — the federal government still says marijuana...
November 9, 2014

In Congress, Expect More of the Same

Don’t expect the new Congress of the next two years to get anything done, said Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, longtime political reporters and co-authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012, at Saturday’s “2014 Election Results: What They Mean for...
November 9, 2014

Rebuilding Neighborhoods: One Block at a Time

On a portion of LaSalle Street in Central New Orleans,  homes are boarded up or have been torn down, overshadowing and slowly peeling away at the history of a thriving musical scene in the early 1900s.  But a change...

Reinvigorate Communities Through Generational Partnerships

Craig Lindvahl believes millennials are “the finest generation we’ve produced” and “the most effective way to grow your community.” But too often those born between 1982 and 2002 view their communities—especially small towns—as dead ends. Lindvahl, an educator, filmmaker,...

7 Gadgets You Should Try

Does the technology you use maximize your time? There are new apps and gadgets being released all the time, but it can be hard to tell whether the ones you’re considering for your business are worth it. Juanita McDowell,...
November 7, 2014

In New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, a Future Peeks Through the Past

A tale of two cities plays out in New Orleans, separated by only three miles but appearing to be worlds apart. The French Quarter is awash in the neon lights of peep-show bars, alive with the shouts of overly...
November 6, 2014

Getting Into Full Swing in New Orleans

Hope you’ve got your Mardi Gras masks and some beads because the party is starting in New Orleans for this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo! We’re expecting about 17,000 attendees to flood the Morial Convention Center in the Big...
November 4, 2014