School days redux: An increasing number of seniors are opting to retire in college towns, where they can be near young people, university libraries, discounted classes, and sports and cultural activities.
For the past six years, it's been an extraordinary but singularly humble man named Almon R. "Bud" Smith. On Aug. 31, Smith, executive vice president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, will retire after 30 years serving the REALTOR® family.
We invited a selling broker, a sales manager, and two salespeople to talk with us about what each side needs from the other and what each finds so baffling about the other's demands. In the process, the participants came up with solutions and showed considerable empathy for one another's viewpoint.
Latter & Blum of New Orleans and C.J. Brown real estate company of Baton Rouge recently bought a new van for the New Orleans Museum of Art's Van Go Museum-on-Wheels program. The real estate companies, along with a local TV station, has supported the program for eight years.
On July 1, Terry McDermott will take over as NAR's new executive vice president. REALTOR® Associate Editor Walt Albro recently visited with McDermott to get a sense of McDermott's business and association management philosophies--and his personal style.