Midyear Meeting Archive

Midyear Is Here!

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine’s editors are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2011 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Here’s a high-level look at some of what we’ll be covering here at Speaking...

A Memorial Day Tribute

When the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors meets, the meeting always starts with a benediction and the Pledge of Allegiance. At the board’s meeting in mid-May, the pledge was led by REALTOR® James T. Elcock, a Vietnam...

4 Tips for Promoting Yourself and Your Listings With Video

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine During the 2010 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching real estate pros and YPN members Brian Copeland and James W. Nellis II...

Work in Progress: What’s a Search Engine?

One issue that wasn’t settled at NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings was the question of what constitutes a “recognized search engine.”   In November, the NAR board of directors approved a policy change clarifying that the indexing of listing data...
May 15, 2010

RPR and REALTORS®: It’s All About the Information

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What makes REALTORS® relevant in the real estate industry? In a word, information. That’s why the REALTORS Property Resource™ is so important, Dale Ross, RPR’s CEO, told NAR’s Board of Directors Saturday...

Coming to Your MLS: More Pictures

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In a move bound to please real estate commentator Fred Glick, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors approved a recommendation to adopt a statement of multiple listing policy pertaining to...

NAR: No Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Although not without dissent, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors passed a recommendation at the 2010 Midyear Legislative Meetings today to amend Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to prevent...

Raising the Bar With Real Estate Degrees

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In her president’s report during the NAR Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C., today, Vicki Cox Golder said REALTOR® University would help “raise the bar” of the profession through an initiative...

Three NAR Presidents Share Their Leadership Tips

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Call them the “leadership whisperers.” To a packed audience, three past presidents of NAR talked leadership and the qualities necessary to be a strong REALTOR® leader at today’s “Leadership Express” session at the...

Workforce Housing: Overcoming Affordability Obstacles

Even though prices have come down dramatically in several markets, mortgage payments and even rentals are out of reach for many of the country’s workers. The speakers at yesterday’s Housing Opportunity Forum really drove that point home for me....
May 14, 2010