NAR Archive

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...

Phipps: Political Survival Is the Job at Hand

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It’s difficult to know where to turn your attention when there are so many areas in which REALTORS®’ livelihoods are challenged. Financially strapped governments are proposing transfer fees and other taxes on real...

Fight for Home Ownership

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A few of us from NAR have been travelling the country to follow the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour as it visited in Chicago, Denver, and Portland and made stops along the...
March 28, 2011

Phipps: ‘We Need to Empower the Consumer Voice’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the debate in Washington continues over tax reform, a noticeably concerned group of real estate professionals and association members attended the REALTORS® Town Hall at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Ore.,...
March 28, 2011

Phipps: ‘Public Policy Will Be the Way to Boost Home Owner Confidence’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® need to be proactive about lobbying on the local and state level, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps told a packed audience in Denver today. Phipps spoke a town-hall meeting in the...
March 18, 2011

Disaster in Japan: How to Help

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® has watched with horror at the events  in Japan since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off shore  on March 11, triggering a tsunami, unimaginable devastation and a nuclear...
March 16, 2011

Ebby Halliday: In Her Own Words

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Last week, I wrote a post about Ebby Halliday’s 100th birthday. In it, I said you needed to know Ebby to understand why her birthday was such a big deal. Well,...
March 15, 2011

Regarding the ‘Zebra’ Matter

By Hilary Marsh, Managing Director, REALTOR.org On Monday, Feb. 28, REALTOR® Magazine published a blog post by Todd Carpenter concerning the social media reaction to a legal case between The Lones Group and Strong Team REALTORS®. We want to...
March 4, 2011

Why We Do What We Do

By Kelly Killian, Manager of Editorial Development, REALTOR.org NAR received the following e-mail last week from a Washington-state REALTOR®, and it served as a thoughtful and important reminder of why we — and all of you — do what...
February 22, 2011

NAR Research Releases Existing-home Sales FAQ

NAR Research has issued the following Q&A in response to some claims about the computation of NAR’s existing-home sales data. NAR Existing-home Sales FAQ Home sales measurements have shown to differ at times as reported by NAR and some...
February 16, 2011