NAR Archive

La. Ballot Win Is About More Than Transfer Taxes

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine After fighting a transfer tax battle in their state about half a dozen years ago and several local efforts to impose a similar tax more recently, the leadership of the Louisiana REALTORS®...
November 30, 2011

Highlights From This Year’s Board of Directors Meeting

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, and Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® held its Board of Directors meeting this past Monday on the final day of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. If you haven’t...
November 17, 2011

REALTORS® and the Stones of Hope

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The dignitaries and media that were in Washington last weekend for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial on the National Mall have packed up and gone home. The memorial...
October 24, 2011

Volcker Speaks: Are the Right People Listening?

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine In “How Mr. Volcker Would Fix It,” New York Times business writer Gretchen Morgenson examines Paul Volcker’s speech at a Group of Thirty meeting, in which he called for an eventual...
October 23, 2011

We’re Doing Fine (in) Oklahoma

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine It’s great to get away from the river of media that flows through my computer each day and spend face-to-face time with REALTORS®. That’s what I did today, visiting Norman, Okla.,...
October 13, 2011

What Hurricane Irene Can Teach Us

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It took me some years to figure this out: The moment you take something for granted, you’ve lost it.  I’ve had to learn this lesson enough times when it comes to the most...
August 30, 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...

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...

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Do you have a few hours to devote to your personal development? If so, then you can get some great information about technology topics from experts right from your home or office with REALTOR® Magazine’s free webinar series. Here’s...
May 9, 2011

Apps and Naps: Defining the REALTOR® Future

Editor’s Note: REALTOR Magazine welcomes guest blogger Jeremy Conaway with his take on the proposed Political Survival Initiative. Conaway is an expert in the field of real estate brokerage, association, and MLS design, and a leading strategist in the...