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Teamwork: It’s OK for Individual Agents to Ask for Help

You know a prospect will move on quickly if you don’t respond to their query in a timely fashion. But when you’re an individual agent juggling multiple clients, listings, marketing initiatives, and everything else that comes along with maintaining...

Video: NAR’s CRT Labs Keeps REALTORS® in Front of Smart Home Technology

As smart-home technology continues to proliferate, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Center for REALTOR® Technology has established a laboratory to test and study the sensors, software and other high-tech systems that are increasingly being used to manage temperature, air quality, security...
June 8, 2016

Give Dad ‘Nothing’ for Father’s Day

Dads are hard to shop for because when you ask what they want, they always say, “Nothing.” So Century 21 Real Estate is helping consumers give their old man exactly what they want this Father’s Day: a piece of...

Better Ways to Connect With Your Followers on Social Media

I’m hearing some really interesting ideas from the communications directors of state and local REALTOR® associations for how to get more traction on social media. They’re at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., discussing things...

NAR Speakers Represent Both Sides of Political Aisle

From NAR Public Affairs: A March 7 article in Inman News alleges that the real estate industry is behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more than any other presidential candidate. The article cites NAR’s support of, and invitation...
March 9, 2016

Leigh Brown: You Won’t Like This, But I’ll Say It Anyway

Leigh Brown has something to say that you probably won’t like, but she’s going to say it anyway: Stop bragging so much. Real estate professionals are big on projecting an image of success at all times and publicly announcing...
January 27, 2016

When Presidential Candidates Talk Real Estate

As the presidential nominating process moves into 2016, don’t be surprised if candidates from both parties talk about real estate and the federal issues that affect it. After all, the industry accounts for roughly a fifth of the U.S....
December 21, 2015

Video Explains to Consumers Why You’re Taking Safety Precautions

No one’s going to come to my office first before going to a showing. They’re going to think I’m invading their privacy if I ask to make a copy of their photo ID. If I tell them to drive...
October 22, 2015

Scary Real Estate Stories: The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home…

The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived. To get in the spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories...
October 13, 2015

When Your Life Hangs in the Balance, You Learn to Reprioritize

“I’m not supposed to be here right now,” Imran Poladi told the audience at Real Estate Connect’s Agent Reboot seminar on Tuesday. He didn’t just mean that he shouldn’t have been at the conference in New York. He meant...
January 27, 2015