Midyear Meeting Archive

Land Use Forum: REALTORS® Share Challenges, Successes

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org At this morning’s town hall meeting on land use, property rights and environmental issues, REALTORS® from all across the nation gathered to discuss the challenges facing their local markets and the home buyers...
May 14, 2010

Who Is the Future of Commercial Real Estate?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are commercial real estate practitioners too homogenous? It’s not a question with a simple “yes” or “no” answer, but the 2010 Commercial Member Profile statistics compiled by NAR Research suggests the profession...

Boost Needed? Give These 5 Sales Tips a Try

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Searching for some ideas to give your business a jump? REALTOR® Magazine senior editor Wendy Cole roamed around the 2010 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Thursday, May 13, to learn...

Midyear Slideshow: Diversity Committee Tackles Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine NAR’s Equal Opportunity & Cultural Diversity Committee used breakout sessions to make headway on issues of training, political outreach, relationships, and inclusion of people with disabilities, GLBT and young professionals. In...

Coming Soon to an Association Near You …

By Hilary Marsh, Managing Director, REALTOR.org Last August, NAR invited state and local REALTOR® associations to submit ideas, and a team of judges chose 14 concepts to receive funding and a professional coach to bring the ideas to fruition. This...
May 12, 2010

Midyear: Building a Communications Plan

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you a local association looking to create an effective communications plan?  Melynn Sight, president of nSight Marketing who specifically helps associations connect with members, says you have to start by...

Making Sure Everyone’s Included

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I’ve been attending the Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Forum at NAR meetings for years, and it’s striking to me the level of energy and vision that group’s volunteer leaders and staff are...

Midyear: Make the Most of Your Communications

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Whether you’re an association executive communicating to your members or a practitioner reaching out to buyers and sellers, you want to make sure you’re providing relevant and timely content on your...

Did the ‘Tea Party’ Cause the Health Care Reform Bill to Pass?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Did the “Tea Party” movement, famously opposed to government influence in economic matters, inadvertently help push the health care reform bill through? That was what Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee Chair,...

The 2010 Midyear Meetings & Expo: A Look at the Week Ahead

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The 2010 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo is getting underway this week. Like last year, this event will kick off tomorrow with the Real Estate Summit, a day-long look at high-level...