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Real Estate Connect, Day 2: The Success of New School Meets Old School

“Change doesn’t happen without conflict,” said Brad Inman as he kicked off Day 2 of Real Estate Connect.  And it was on this day that the continuing evolution of mobile technology and social media — and its infusion into...
July 12, 2013

The Future of 55+ Housing

The numbers are looking up for the 55-plus housing market. But there’s a question of how long these numbers will be available, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). At a briefing during the group’s annual conference,...
January 23, 2013

Realtors Property Resource®: What It Is, How You Benefit

Chances are, you have heard of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) by now. But what is it, exactly, and how can it benefit you? More than four years ago, the idea of a nationwide online database of comprehensive, high-value property...
October 23, 2012

Are You Talking to Strangers?

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Have you ever stood in line at Starbucks and thought about striking up a conversation with the person standing next to you, but then decided against it? Approaching strangers is weird, you...
May 17, 2011

Video: Getting Mortgage Lending on Track

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Experts from the banking industry, GSEs, and advocacy groups spoke in a cautiously optimistic tone during the Mortgage Liquidity Symposium at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C....

Fight for Home Ownership

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A few of us from NAR have been travelling the country to follow the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour as it visited in Chicago, Denver, and Portland and made stops along the...
March 28, 2011

The ‘Big Idea’ and Stray Observations From Inman’s Real Estate Connect

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I’m back in Chicago after a weather-filled week spent in New York for Inman’s Real Estate Connect event, and I’ve had the long weekend to digest the tips, trends, and techniques discussed...

Can Netflix Help You Understand Consumers in Your Region?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What does it say about a neighborhood or city if the people living there were more likely to rent the Coen Brothers’ satirical film “Burn After Reading” than the classic popcorn flick...
January 12, 2010