May 28, 2018

News & Commentary: Editor Articles

  • 02/01/2010
    As the spring selling season kicks in, this House & Home issue provides you with some new ideas and sensible tips that you can pass along to buyers and sellers.
  • 01/01/2010
    When you’re trying to judge the direction of the market, it’s important to know what the economists are seeing. That’s why, at the start of each year, we report the latest forecast from NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.
  • 11/01/2009
    From the beginning of the financial crisis, there seemed to be a general consensus about how to get housing back on track. Unfortunately, on the ground there’s little evidence of genuine consensus. Yes, qualifying standards have been tightened—but to the point where even some well-qualified people can’t get loans.
  • 10/01/2009
    The game-changing nature of social media
  • 09/01/2009
    The new Home Valuation Code of Conduct took effect May 1, and the calls and letters from NAR members started almost immediately. Appraisers said the code undermined their ability to earn a living.
  • 07/01/2009
    A profitable niche isn’t something you can pull out of a hat. It may require knowledge of specialized language and customs. Often, it’s not something you select at all but something that finds you as a result of your education, experience, and passion.
  • 06/01/2009
    One great thing about the Internet is that it allows magazines like ours to provide valuable tools and resources that go well beyond what we could provide in print. REALTOR® magazine’s webinars are a prime example.
  • 05/01/2009
    When done right, social media can be an effective way to expand your sphere and build your reputation, without spending a dime.
  • 04/01/2009
    REALTOR® magazine is not immune from the pressures of the for-profit media. We saw ad revenues decline in 2008, despite research that shows our readership remains strong. Rather than ask REALTORS® to shoulder the cost of producing a magazine that for years has been self-supporting, we’re reducing the number of issues in 2009 from 12 to 10.
  • 02/01/2009
    Even if your listings don't have the features most sought by today's buyers, you can help sellers plan economical upgrades or give buyers a vision of what those outdated rooms could become.