Conference & Expo Archive

REALTORS® Make San Diego a Little Greener

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Yesterday, almost 50 practitioners gathered to help build a new home at 1441 Harding Avenue, National City, Calif., with Habitat for Humanity.  Since 2001, NAR has partnered with the organization to build...
November 13, 2009

What Will NAR’s Political Strength Be in 5 Years?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Heather Smith knows how to get young professionals engaged in our political process. She founded an initiative called Young Voter Strategies as a way to reinvigorate our democracy by making clear to...

Sun, Surf, and Success in San Diego

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® kicks off its 2009 Conference & Expo this week in San Diego. It’s the first time it’s ever been held here, and attendees who have never been...
November 12, 2009

FHA Eases Concentration, Other Condo Rules

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an effort to give condo lending a boost, FHA yesterday released a mortgagee letter (2009-46 A) that lets lenders make loans to condo buyers even if it means 100 percent of...
November 10, 2009

Real Estate iPhone Apps Gaining Traction

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate launched an iPhone app today. True to their brand, the app adds the flavor of the magazine by including tips on how to...
November 4, 2009

REALTOR®2.0: Getting Started in Social Media

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® The world of social media, as applied to the world of real estate, is about five years old. Yet we are only now reaching a critical mass of agents...
October 27, 2009

When Negotiating, 30 Seconds to Set the Tone

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the founder and director of Harvard’s International Negotiation Initiative, Daniel Shapiro has had his hand in numerous discussions between dignitaries, terrorists, lawyers, business leaders, and even real estate practitioners. Shapiro, a...

Facebook TMI

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A friend sent me this article from The Washington Post, which basically outlines how Facebook plans to overhaul its privacy settings. They want to make our information less private and more searchable...

Sugar Ray Leonard: “Knocked Down Doesn’t Mean You’re Knocked Out”

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I hope you’re planning to join us in San Diego, Calif., for the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November, which will feature boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. I had the pleasure...