2009 Conference & Expo Archive

Is the New GFE an Improvement?

By Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief, REALTOR® Magazine Happy New Year, everyone! As usual, we’re ringing in the new year with a lot of unfinished business (health care reform, financial institution reform, and so on). One thing that was finally settled,...
December 31, 2009

Are You LinkedIn?

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® During NAR’s 2009 Conference & Expo, I was able to grab a quick interview with Gary Rogers, a key contributor to our LinkedIn networking group. See what he had...
November 26, 2009

Interesting Developments at the Board of Directors Meeting

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There was a lot of ground covered during the Board of Directors meeting Monday at the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Here are some of the highlights: •The REALTOR® Property Resource (RPR):...
November 17, 2009

Buyer Reps: Helping Everyone Win in a Short Sale

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There’s a temptation among buyers hoping to land a good deal with a short sale to avoid committing themselves with money and effort until the seller’s lender gives its OK, but that’s...
November 16, 2009

Listing Videos: They’re That Easy

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Making informative and even entertaining videos of your listings seems like a complicated undertaking involving a professional camera, lights, editing equipment, and a lot of knowledge of how all that equipment works,...
November 15, 2009

Middle-Market Is Next Home Segment to Improve

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Executives from some of the largest brokerages in the country expect to see their sales grow 6-8 percent in 2010 and home prices to start heading up about 3 percent, REALTORS® heard in a...
November 15, 2009

YPN at NAR 2009: Learning, Connecting, Having Fun

By Jared James, Guest Contributor What a night it was at REALTOR® Magazine’s YPN exclusive, invitation-only event on the pool deck of the Hotel Solamar. Just when I started thinking that a rooftop might not have been the best place for...
November 15, 2009

Learned Over Lunch

By Sarah Trzepacz and Jennifer Cavendish In a conference this size, you have to make choices about the sessions you attend. The cool thing is that even when you miss a session, you don’t necessarily miss the lesson. Take...
November 15, 2009

Stevens Strongly Defends FHA’s Financials

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an address to hundreds of REALTORS® at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo Saturday afternoon, FHA Commissioner David Stevens offered a fervent defense of the organization’s financials. He specifically addressed the...
November 15, 2009

The Socially Networked Neighborhood

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you want to become recognized as your neighborhood’s real estate expert, you should create a fan page for it on Facebook, advises Max Pigman, vice president and national speaker at REALTOR.com®....
November 15, 2009