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Charity Deduction Faces Same Tax Reform Risk as MID

Of all the itemized deductions, the one for charitable contributions might seem to come out the best under tax reform. That’s because it’s the only deduction under both the House and the Senate versions of the bill that is...
November 27, 2017

5 Ways to Be a Better Neighbor

For communities to be strong, neighbors must unite and contribute to the overall well-being of their areas. But you don’t have to lead a charity or be an activist to make a positive impact where you live. REALTOR® Magazine’s...
November 5, 2017

Builders: Inventory Woes Not Our Fault

A shortage of homes for-sale continues to weigh on the market and is one of the biggest obstacles facing home buyers. But homebuilders say stop blaming us. “It does feel like every other [report] has Lawrence Yun [NAR’s chief...
November 5, 2017

How 3 Agents Used Real Estate to Pay Off Student Debt

Three millennial real estate professionals say their jobs were key in helping to retire student loan debt and get on track toward a stable financial future....
November 5, 2017

High-Speed Real Estate: Faster Response Times, More Transparency

How quick do you respond to an incoming online lead? If it takes you more than two minutes, you may have missed out on some business....
November 5, 2017

Should MLSs Be Required to Have a Waiver Policy?

A long-simmering proposal colloquially known as “MLS of Choice” moved forward today as an official recommendation to the Board of Directors from the 2017 Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee. ...
November 5, 2017

GOP Strategist: Tax Reform Won’t Pass

Congress isn’t going to approve the tax reform bill introduced in the House this week, Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt predicted during a federal legislative and political forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Saturday. Only the country’s...
November 4, 2017

How to Measure the Success of a Podcast

If you’ve been thinking about starting a podcast to build your business but don’t know where to start, online audio enthusiast Monica Neubauer has a simple piece of advice: Just dive in—but make sure you know why you’re doing...
November 4, 2017

Buffini: ‘Emigrant Edge’ Is in Real Estate Pros’ DNA

Everyone has what real estate coach Brian Buffini calls “the emigrant edge.” In your ancestry is someone who risked everything to leave their country of origin in search of greater possibilities in America, and that strength of character is...

REALTORS®’ Difficult Argument Against Tax Proposal

REALTORS® have the challenging job of explaining why the GOP’s tax reform proposal isn’t good for homeowners, even though on the surface, the bill appears to offer some benefits for middle-class households. In reality, the changes will lead to...
November 3, 2017