Me, Myself, & Facebook.

Recently, a real estate agent I hardly knew asked me, “Don’t you think your Facebook page is unprofessional?” My reply was, “Don’t you think yours is a little too professional?” Both of us are right, or wrong. It depends...
May 26, 2009

Lender Logic Meltdown

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor,  REALTOR® Magazine Thought I would share this mind-boggling post from one of my REALTOR® friends on Facebook. Jennifer Bunker is the savvy broker-owner at Coldwater Creek Properties, an environmentally-conscious brokerage in Ogden, Utah: “Today Wells Fargo...
May 21, 2009

Top Five Daily News Stories Last Week

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Events at this year’s NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings dominated the Daily News last week:...

The NAR “Value Proposition”

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It pays to be a REALTOR®. That was the message from NAR CEO Dale Stinton at the Board of Directors meeting Saturday at the 2009 Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. Addressing...

A Monument to Fair Housing

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Many of today’s REALTORS® might not realize it, but 1968 was a tough year. Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, the Tet Offensive was launched against U.S. forces in...

NAR’s IDX Rule Changes Need More Study

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NAR Board of Directors voted Saturday to send two recommendations regarding acceptable use of IDX data back to the Multiple Listing Policy Committee because the committee is currently reviewing all IDX...

Helping Homeowners Stay Put

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Tucson, Ariz., practitioner Frances Flynn Thorsen is fighting mad — and she’s not sparing any punches. She wants the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and state REALTOR® organizations to do more to...

Balancing Management and Leadership

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org Michael Staver, professional speaker and leadership coach, opened his “Balancing the Management and Leadership Relationship” session on Friday with a few exercises to get Midyear conference attendees’ blood flowing. REALTORS® in attendance were...

Working with the Media Is as Easy as A-B-C

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org  Communicators for local and regional real esate associations took part in mock media interviews and question-and-answer sessions, and generally enhanced their skills in conveying key messages to the media, during NAR’s dynamic Surround...
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May 15, 2009

Town Hall Explores Land Use/Property Rights Issues

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org REALTORS® gathered this morning at a town hall meeting to discuss a myriad of issues related to property rights, land use and environmental concerns. The meeting presented a wonderful opportunity for REALTORS® to share stories...
May 15, 2009