March 24, 2017

News & Commentary: Commentary Articles

  • 10/01/2010
  • 08/01/2010
    Yes, difficult times persist for many who work in the real estate profession, maybe even you. But these challenges should hardly keep you from engaging in public service. In fact, it’s during times like these that leaders can really shine.
  • 06/01/2010
    Essentially, the right to post signs is a matter of free speech. Yet living cooperatively in society requires that we, as real estate professionals, must balance our right to free speech with the public’s right to safety and aesthetic standards.
  • 05/01/2010
    At a time when business has never been more competitive, the arrival of new competitors—er, colleagues—can sometimes feel like a cause for serious jaw clenching. But it’s not always as bad as it seems, and here's the proof.
  • 04/01/2010
    There’s a lot you can learn about today’s real estate market by looking closely at our past.
  • 03/01/2010
    There is a generational gulf that threatens both collegiality and our ability to function cooperatively. We need to better understand each other's points of view if we're going to work together productively.
  • 03/01/2010
    Although the publishing industry has experienced painful contractions, we’ve expanded how we think about REALTOR® Magazine. We’re saving money by publishing only 10 issues per year, but we’re delivering even more practical, how-to content through our other channels.
  • 01/01/2010
    The expansion of government efforts to curb foreclosures encourages the rise of shadowy private sector initiatives promising to protect distressed borrowers. Also, many former mortgage brokers, title agents, and related professionals now specialize in foreclosure rescue. While most are honest, some are the same people who not long ago were promoting fraudulent and inappropriate subprime mortgages.
  • 11/01/2009
    Markets are improving but anxiety remains; learn to counsel others through their uncertainty.
  • 09/01/2009
    As it did after Hurricane Katrina, the government can inject new life into the housing market by appealing to investors.