The three rookies we've been following this year offer an absorbing look at the hurdles that turn up on the way to a successful real estate career. They also show that, even in a crowded field, there’s room for hard workers willing to weather those tremulous first steps.
Planning for this issue’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo preview reminded me of why New Orleans is one of my favorite convention cities. Its unique mix of unabashed bawdiness and old-world charm make it a great escape from the daily grind.
Whether you’re working at a big or small brokerage or elsewhere, we hope our stories give you that good feeling that comes from being part of something big—a thriving industry that offers a lot of different approaches to success.
NAR recently posted at REALTOR.org the transcript of a remarkably candid discussion on the future of Homestore.com. The company will focus its marketing energies on driving people to REALTOR.COM and its other core sites, not on quixotic attempts to build the Homestore brand into the housing equivalent of America Online.
We want both the magazine and the Web site to be your partner in business success—so we’re working to create synergy between the two. Let us know what more we can do, in print and online, to help you succeed.
This year’s list, which will run in the September 2002 issue, will actually feature 200 names—the 100 salespeople with the most transaction sides in the country and the 100 salespeople with the top sales volume in the country.
What we've learned helped us paint a picture of a new editorial focus in the coming year. But in addition, this year, we’re working to make the magazine more reflective of both the times we live in and the real estate professionals we serve.
A remarkable number of people from all over the world heeded the call for help in the wake of Sept. 11—doing whatever they could, from providing water and supplies to the rescue teams to giving blood to enlisting in the military. The REALTOR® organization was no exception, stepping up within hours of the attacks to create the REALTORS® Housing Relief Fund.
The 1993 PAG recommendations helped pave the way for real estate licensees to form the agency relationships they thought worked best. Will disclosed dual agency continue to hold sway in the years to come, or will single agency predominate?
We're excited about NAR’s sponsorship of “Within These Walls . . . ,” a new exhibition at the American History museum. The exhibition, which showcases a 240-year-old house and five of the families that called it home, will give millions of visitors the feeling of being part of history.
Think about what the fair housing law means, not in terms of rules and regulations written more than 30 years ago in Washington, D.C., but in terms of its effect on the lives of real people in your community. Make it “personal” for you.
REALTOR® Magazine is expanding the concept of our “Top 100 Companies” feature (first published in July 2000) to apply to sales associates, as well. In our September 2001 issue, we’ll crown the “Top 100 Salespeople,” those who reached the apex in residential sales in the United States for the year 2000.
Unsung heroes--REALTORS® who devote precious time and energy to community service without thought of recognition--are the kind of people we were seeking for the REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards. And, boy, did we find them.
There are lots of ways for all of us to make politics our business closer to home--from exercising the right to vote to contributing to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee to actually running for an office.