Monthly Archive:: May 2011

2011 NAR Board Meeting Underway

Blog will be updated as events happen. On Saturday at 8:30 a.m., President Ron Phipps called the 2011 Board of Directors meeting to order.  Richard Mendenhall emotionally recognized the veterans saying, “I’ve been waiting ten years to do this.”...

Commercial Real Estate Slowly Turning Around

Robert Freedman, REALTOR® Magazine Sales and leasing volumes in commercial real estate have turned a corner and are heading up, but because the past few years have been so difficult, the upturn barely feels like one. However, the sector...

Setback for Franchisors Seeking IDX Access

Wendy Cole, REALTOR® Magazine In a change to the National Association of REALTORS® Internet Data Exchange, or IDX, policy that went into effect in January, franchisors gained the right to display listing data from their franchisees’ IDX feeds on...

The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Real Estate

Brian Summerfield, REALTOR Magazine Although the 2,314-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law last year doesn’t affect real estate brokers and agents as much as, say, mortgage originators, it does have some significant implications...

SEIZE THE DAY This 11.11.11

Another Midyear Meeting may be coming to a close, but that just means it’s time to start gearing up for the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, taking place November 11-14 in Anaheim, California. This year’s conference theme is SEIZE...

A Brand New Day is Coming!

By Nobu Hata, REALTOR(R), e-PRO(R), SFR There’s less than 24 hours until the Executive Board decides the fate of what has become one of the most polarizing issues ever to hit NAR in recent memory, the REALTOR Political Survival...
May 13, 2011

Market Forum Emphasizes Low-Cost Marketing

Friday morning kicked off with an amazing Marketing Forum entitled “High-Impact, Low-Cost Marketing Tools You Need Now!” Adorna Carroll (Connecticut), Nobu Hata (Edina, MN), Amanda DiVito Parla (Arvada, CO) and Bill Lublin (Philadelphia, PA) shared several tips and best...

Special REALTOR Pins: Veterans & Families

Gotta say I love the special REALTOR lapel pins made for this conference:  (a) for Veterans – denoting specific branch of service; and (b) for military families – Gold Star Parents (lost a child in service), Blue Star Families...

Expo Spotlight: DotLoop, Rent.com, CoreLogic

Today, a few friends on the expo floor give you some insight to their companies and what they do. Check out these companies at DotLoop Rent.com CoreLogic Centralized Showing Service...

4 Tech Trends to Implement Now

Katherine Tarbox, REALTOR® Magazine With social media and mobile phones advancing, technology is allowing practitioners to connect with more consumers, send files faster, and ultimately, do more business. At the Professional Development Forum at the REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings,...