Midyear Meeting Archive

MYM: Legislative and Regulatory Coverage

Editor’s note: This post packages together six write-ups from REALTOR® Magazine Online on legislative and regulatory matters of interest to real estate professionals from the 2011 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, which took place in Washington, D.C.,...
May 15, 2011

You May Not Like It, But ‘Politics as Usual’ Have Changed

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Since the announcement of the REALTOR® Party Political Survival Initiative (or RPPSI, if you’re into unwieldy acronyms), the association, the magazine, and the REALTOR® Action Center have received quite a bit of...

Open Up to New Possibilities

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you often find yourself saying that the future, in the words of legendary New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, ain’t what it used to be? Have you lowered your expectations of...

Is Your E-Mail Address in Your E-Mail Signature? Stop It

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Nobu Hata, sales associate with Edina Realty in Minneapolis, has a message for everyone who has their e-mail address in their e-mail signature: You’re not giving anyone added value. Your correspondents...

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...

Hello, Mr. President!

Talk about the ultimate Washington celebrity sightings! OK, so they’re cardboard cutouts. But that didn’t stop REALTORS® from lining up Thursday to have their photos taken with President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  It was all...

Twitter 2.0

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The popularity of Twitter is undeniable. As the social media application celebrated it’s 5th anniversary in March, the company disclosed that a record one billion tweets are now sent out weekly.   And there is no...

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...

Video: Getting Mortgage Lending on Track

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Experts from the banking industry, GSEs, and advocacy groups spoke in a cautiously optimistic tone during the Mortgage Liquidity Symposium at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C....

“Agitate, Agitate, Agitate”

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR Magazine® Sustained job growth and improved access to capital are the two roadblocks to gettting the economy back on track, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D–Mo.) told the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Forum Tuesday at...
May 10, 2011