Introducing Claire McDonough

Claire McDonough, Director of Online Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®, Washington, DC As NAR’s Director of Online Advocacy, Claire helps educate, organize and mobilize REALTORS® on the REALTOR® Party political, legislative and regulatory priorities. She is the face behind...

Introducing Chris Nichols

Chris Nichols, Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate, Orem, Utah Chris is a branch broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in Orem, UT. He was 2011 REALTOR® of the Year for the Utah County Association of REALTORS® where he...

Introducing Brian Copeland

Brian Copeland, CRS, Village Real Estate Services, Nashville, Tennessee | Brian Copeland (@NashvilleBrian) is the current Nashville REALTOR® of the Year and is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Class of 2012. Nationally, he serves on the Strategic Planning...

Introducing Bobbi Howe

Bobbi Howe, RE/MAX Professionals of St Joseph, St Joseph, Missouri Bobbi Howe, CRS is a 2nd generation REALTOR® who grew up in the business. She is the 2012 President-Elect of the St. Joseph (Mo) Regional Association of REALTORS®, serving...

Midyear Live 2012…Coming Soon

Midyear Live is back for 2012. Visit this site May 15-18 for the latest news and conversation from NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. To sign up for the event, visit www.realtor.org/midyear....

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...