Chris Nichols Archive

Accuracy Matters – REALTOR.com’s New Ad Campaign

I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks with Zillow’s Zestimate. If you’d like to see the details just visit my Facebook page and see for yourself. The experience prompted me to do some research for myself and see just...
May 12, 2014

Prudential Utah Elite Agents Head To DC

Many people don’t realize that REALTORS® do more than just help people buy and sell homes. REALTORS® are actually the front line of defense when it comes to protecting homeowners from adverse legislation at the federal, state and local...
May 12, 2014

Introducing REALTOR® Party Live’s 2014 Featured Attendees

We’re excited to announce 18 Featured Attendees for REALTOR® Party Live; over half of them are new additions to the team! Please welcome: Brandi Pearl, Chattanooga, TN Brent Ellis, Canton, GA Brian Copeland, Nashville, TN Carrie Bey-Little, Glen Ellyn,...
May 8, 2014

Contactually – One of My Favorite Apps

Real estate is all about referrals. So why do we do such a terrible job of regularly staying in touch with folks, and actually *asking* for referrals? We’re busy. And without a system to regularly follow up with your...

REtechnology Rocks DC

There are so many great evening events to participate in at NAR Midyear. But one of my favorite is REtechnology’s consistently awesome party. Victor Lund and his team do a great job each year of finding amazing venues and...

Housing America’s Future

This morning, NAR’s Public Policy Coordinating Committee met, and had the opportunity to hear from Dennis Shea of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He shared with us the BPC’s recent report, “Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy“. The...

NAR REach – Accelerating Real Estate

Developed by its strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, NAR is introducing REach to find top companies with robust business solutions across multiple industries to help them execute those solutions within real estate. More than just an accelerator — unparalleled...

Real Estate Issues in the 113th Congress

Midyear kicked off this morning with a forum on real estate issues in the 113th Congress. We had the pleasure of listening to Jeffrey Birnbaum, a commentator and analyst, and Congressman Randy Neugebauer from the 19th Congressional District of...

Midyear Registration Changes Are Great!

NAR made a wonderful improvement to their registration process this year at Midyear. Instead of mailing out your badge and registration materials, you now get them on site via a very simple and easy process. And don’t forget, the...

Making the Most of the 2013 NAR Midyear Meetings

It is hard to believe it is already that wonderful time of year again when REALTORS® descend on Washington DC for the Midyear Meetings. For many, this is their favorite NAR meetings of the year. I thought I’d take a...