Midyear Archive

Could Alexa Be Your Client’s Agent?

Smart speakers might be the latest touch point connecting consumers with real estate data. Users of Amazon’s Echo can already access mortgage calculators and automated valuation tools. So it makes sense that NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee...
May 18, 2017

Open Up to New Possibilities

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you often find yourself saying that the future, in the words of legendary New York Yankees manager Yogi Berra, ain’t what it used to be? Have you lowered your expectations of...

Is Your E-Mail Address in Your E-Mail Signature? Stop It

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Nobu Hata, sales associate with Edina Realty in Minneapolis, has a message for everyone who has their e-mail address in their e-mail signature: You’re not giving anyone added value. Your correspondents...

Education and Home Ownership: Hand in Hand

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I had an opportunity Thursday to spend some time at a symposium and reception Thursday, where REALTORS® attending the Midyear Legislative Meetings were celebrating the work of the 2011 HOPE Award...

Be Better Prepared, Look Better Prepared

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Sam Foster is a well-prepared real estate professional. But what he likes even more than being well prepared is looking well prepared to his clients. An executive vice president with Jones...

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....

Midyear Slideshow: Diversity Committee Tackles Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine NAR’s Equal Opportunity & Cultural Diversity Committee used breakout sessions to make headway on issues of training, political outreach, relationships, and inclusion of people with disabilities, GLBT and young professionals. In...

Midyear: Building a Communications Plan

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you a local association looking to create an effective communications plan?  Melynn Sight, president of nSight Marketing who specifically helps associations connect with members, says you have to start by...