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Why Realtor.com® Changes Reinforce the REALTOR® Brand

Realtor.com® President Errol Samuelson reassured REALTORS® and REALTOR® association executives on Thursday that impending changes to the site — including the expansion of its database to include listings from sources other than REALTORS® — will strengthen the REALTOR® brand....

Why Flood Insurance Subsidies are Phasing Out

For years the availability of federally backed flood insurance was an on-off affair. The program was $18 billion in debt to the U.S. Treasury, largely because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and Congress would only renew the...

That Entrepreneurial Spark—in Real Estate

It’s always interesting to learn what inspires an entrepreneur to start a business. In the case of David Greenberg, he had grown tired of having to separately change his address with the bank, postal service, insurance company, and all...

Court Side: Withdrawal of Fair Housing Case Leaves Disparate Impact Issue in the Air

In April, the magazine hosted a webinar with two NAR attorneys—Ralph Holmen and Finley Maxson—in which we examined six cases and their potential impact on your business. Last week, I wrote a post on the RESPA case, Freeman v....

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

What’s the Biggest Legal Risk You Face?

Send an e-mail to rfreedman@realtors.org or leave a comment here. Today’s market comes with its challenges–and risks. For an upcoming REALTOR magazine piece, we’d like to know your views on your biggest legal risks selling real estate today. Do...
January 12, 2011

Foreclosure Freeze: Your Questions Answered

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 800 people attended REALTOR® Magazine’s October 28 webinar regarding recent foreclosure freezes by several national lenders.  Since that session, media attention on the freeze has waned a bit. However, delays and buyer...
November 3, 2010

Houston CEO Named Communications Leader

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Anyone who’s been involved in the REALTOR® organization for any length of time—either as staff or a volunteer leader—has likely heard about, worked with, or been influenced in by Houston Association...

You’re Furious Over “Your” and We’re Red-Faced

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine When we allow an error into the magazine, we hear from readers, and we had a doozy in the April issue — two actually. Subheads on page 28 that should have read...

Are You an Open House Master?

In February 2009, REALTOR® Magazine launched the Masters Series, a video diary of top-producing practitioners, who represent expertise in a certain field within real estate. We traveled all over the country to meet some of the best real estate...
February 9, 2010