NAR Archive

REThink How you Position Your Business

Many of NAR’s initiatives to help keep REALTORS® at the center of the real estate transaction despite the flood of change that’s surrounded the industry over the years have come from NAR’s strategic planning efforts. NAR’s Second Century Ventures...
October 22, 2012

NAR Participates in Conventions

Representatives from the National Association of REALTORS® were in attendance at both the DNC and RNC, appearing and speaking at various real estate-related forums in support of housing issues. During the North Carolina and Charlotte REALTOR® associations’ breakfast Wednesday...
September 7, 2012

They’re Serious About Social

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® recently welcomed two new communicators into the fold. Heather Elias and Nobu Hata are familiar faces in the RE.net, the informal network of industry professionals who pioneered the use of social media in real...
August 28, 2012

REThinking the Future

After going through the major political, economic and technological shifts of the past decade, many real estate professionals are probably asking themselves, “When is business going to get back to normal?” And the answer is never — if “normal”...
August 21, 2012

RU: Rigorous, Academic—and Very Practical

REALTORS® have their own university now, and it’s both a very real university and a very different one. It’s real in the sense that the first degree-granting program on offer—the Master of Real Estate (MRE)—is a fully recognized degree...
July 25, 2012

Court Side: The Great Promise—and Limits—of the Supreme Court’s Sackett Decision

The magazine’s April 19 legal webinar with National Association of Realtors® attorneys Ralph Holmen and Finley Maxson made a good jumping off point for a series of blog posts. In previous posts, I discussed the RESPA case, Freeman v....

REALTOR.com Expands With the Web

The Internet is ever-changing. We saw a reminder of that this week, when Google Chrome took the title of world’s most popular Web browser from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. REALTOR.com, the public listings site for REALTORS®, is regularly introducing improvements to...

A REALTOR® Rally Odyssey

More than 10,000 REALTORS® are expected to descend on the National Mall in our nation’s capital tomorrow morning for the Rally to Protect the American Dream, and not all of them are attending the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings &...

An Artful Open House

By Wendy Cole, Managing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Is it an art show or an open house?  Brett Bender, a sales associate with Prudential Fox and Roach in Philadelphia, has decided that his listing for a 4,000 sq ft. single-family home in the City...
April 23, 2012

REALTOR® Rally: NVAR Shows Its Spirit

John Wolford is a broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Springfield, Va., but on May 17 he’ll be just one real estate professional among many from different companies in his market and from around the country in...
March 28, 2012