Connecting Joblessness to Houselessness

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Although it isn’t difficult to establish a connection between rising unemployment and the crisis in the housing market, I haven’t come across many things that demonstrate this relationship more starkly than a...
June 8, 2009

Have We Learned Anything From the Financial Crisis?

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine If you agree that the country hasn’t yet learned its lesson from the financial meltdown of 2008, you’ll want to take a look at a piece in Sunday’s New York Times...
June 8, 2009

Jack and Suzy Welch Took the Twitter Challenge

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There is an interesting article on the homepage of BusinessWeek from corporate guru Jack Welch and his wife Suzy on why they Tweet. For some time now, Oprah’s been using Twitter and...
June 2, 2009

The Long Road to a New Fannie and Freddie

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Given consumers’ nervousness about getting a home loan today, it’s fitting that the attention of Congress has been focused on short-term financing availability, but this week lawmakers will start looking at long-term...
June 2, 2009

Gray Economic Clouds, Silver Data Linings

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In these troubling financial times, people want to hear something, anything, positive about where the market might be headed. As we speculate on when a recovery will arrive and what that might...
June 1, 2009

Trying to Sell Through Social Media? Not So Fast…

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Knowledge Networks, a company that produces social research, recently released a report that shows more than 83 percent of the online population between the ages 13-54 use social media, but less than...
June 1, 2009

Another Lesson in Short Sales

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine The more I learn about short sales, I told Scott Thompson yesterday, the more complex they seem. That’s pretty much par for the course, according to Scott, whose company, Mortgage Resolution...
May 29, 2009

Are You a Broker-Owner Who’s Trimmed Office Space?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Broker-Owners: Have you recently reduced your office space? For an upcoming article, REALTOR Magazine wants to speak to brokers who’ve cut back on excess work space to save money and improve efficiency....
May 29, 2009

My Twitter Challenge

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I recently interviewed Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders and CEOs of Twitter, for an upcoming technology column in REALTOR® magazine. He is as engaging and as much of a visionary that...
May 28, 2009

What’s the Shape of Our Recession?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the interesting things about this economic downturn has been the debate among serious thinkers about what letter of the alphabet it would most resemble when mapped on a chart. For...
May 27, 2009