Midyear Meetings Archive

NAR: No Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Although not without dissent, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors passed a recommendation at the 2010 Midyear Legislative Meetings today to amend Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to prevent...

Three NAR Presidents Share Their Leadership Tips

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Call them the “leadership whisperers.” To a packed audience, three past presidents of NAR talked leadership and the qualities necessary to be a strong REALTOR® leader at today’s “Leadership Express” session at the...

Workforce Housing: Overcoming Affordability Obstacles

Even though prices have come down dramatically in several markets, mortgage payments and even rentals are out of reach for many of the country’s workers. The speakers at yesterday’s Housing Opportunity Forum really drove that point home for me....
May 14, 2010

Who Is the Future of Commercial Real Estate?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are commercial real estate practitioners too homogenous? It’s not a question with a simple “yes” or “no” answer, but the 2010 Commercial Member Profile statistics compiled by NAR Research suggests the profession...

Managers to Face Energy, Foreclosure Burdens

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine State and local governments are cash-strapped but they’re also moving forward on agendas to promote energy efficiency and deal with foreclosures. That combination is almost certainly going to put pressure on commercial...
May 14, 2010

Coming Soon to an Association Near You …

By Hilary Marsh, Managing Director, REALTOR.org Last August, NAR invited state and local REALTOR® associations to submit ideas, and a team of judges chose 14 concepts to receive funding and a professional coach to bring the ideas to fruition. This...
May 12, 2010

Making Sure Everyone’s Included

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I’ve been attending the Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Forum at NAR meetings for years, and it’s striking to me the level of energy and vision that group’s volunteer leaders and staff are...

Did the ‘Tea Party’ Cause the Health Care Reform Bill to Pass?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Did the “Tea Party” movement, famously opposed to government influence in economic matters, inadvertently help push the health care reform bill through? That was what Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee Chair,...

The 2010 Midyear Meetings & Expo: A Look at the Week Ahead

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The 2010 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo is getting underway this week. Like last year, this event will kick off tomorrow with the Real Estate Summit, a day-long look at high-level...

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...