First Person

Where REALTORS® go to tell their stories

Meet NAR’s 2019 President, John Smaby

As NAR's 111th president, John Smaby plans to celebrate members' achievements and ensures the association serves as a model for professionalism.

Brokers’ Tips for Lasting in Real Estate

Seasoned pros offer their most valuable advice for launching your business and keeping it soaring.

Maintain Your Focus in a World Full of Distractions

This three-step system from Weichert, REALTORS®, will help you stay on track for meeting goals and growing your business.

Should Your Marketing Feature Your Clients?

Whether you’re selling a property or promoting your skills as a real estate professional, you need to convey a message that resonates with consumers.

What is Your Story All About?

A big part of our job here at REALTOR® Magazine is to listen. By helping REALTORS® tell their stories, we hope to not only underscore the importance of the real estate industry to the economy and communities, but also help our readers learn from each other's mistakes and successes. Submit your story today.


Omarya Borges co-founded the nonprofit Fundación Mochileando 100x35 to bring hope after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. She focused on remote mountain villages—some of the hardest-hit and most difficult to access—delivering essentials like water and medicine and repairing homes. She has raised $1.1 million and helped 45,000 people.