Pam Lychner, a former REALTOR® from Houston, helped to make the world a better place. And then, tragically, she died. Lychner and her two daughters boarded TWA Flight 800 in New York City, heading for a fun vacation in Paris. A short time after takeoff, the jumbo jet exploded and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 aboard.
As affinity partnerships have become more prevalent, they've also raised questions now reverberating throughout the industry: When brokers and salespeople push affiliated services and products, does it distract them from their core business? Do affinity relationships really generate revenue and profit, or are they more apt to further squeeze profits by cutting into commissions?
NAR hooked residential salesperson Linda Martin up with a financial planner, who told her how to cut, save, and invest. Today, she reports that after considerable suffering, she is feeling positive about her financial future and has taken steps to avoid common pitfalls.
Some three dozen real estate professionals were planning to attend a one-day summit in late January to determine what the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® policy should be regarding the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act rules.
When you think of charitable donations, you probably think of canned foods, clothing, or money. You probably wouldn't think of fresh produce. Roger Gillespie thought of it, though. In fact, the Minneapolis-area Counselor Realty broker has taken his hobby--gardening--public.
You helped elect a pro-business Congress that's favorable to homeownership, small business, and real estate. The real estate industry should be safe from radical proposals from either the left or the right for at least two years.
NAR's affiliated institutes, societies, and councils, which play an important role in providing specialized services to real estate professionals, recently elected their 1997presidents. Here's a brief introduction to each one.
In the last five years the number of regional MLSs across the country has increased dramatically, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The growth is expected to increase. If you're about to get a new MLS in your area, you'll want to read this story.
Mitigation banking is gaining recognition as a pro-environment, pro-development, private sector means of meeting the demands of the complex federal program that governs activities affecting wetlands. It offers opportunities for commercial real estate developers, not only as a means of moving forward projects affecting wetlands but also as a potential entrepreneurial venture.
Americans have ushered in a new year and a new session of Congress. Wondering what you can expect in the way of legislative and regulatory activity as it affects your business? We sat down with Stephen Driesler, NAR's chief lobbyist, and asked him about the political landscape for 1997.
With his no-nonsense style and straight talk, Booth says it's his priority to build trust and confidence in the volunteer leadership of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® among state and local associations during his presidency.
HFS Inc. has transferred its ERA errors and omissions insurance business to Aon Risk Services Inc. and signed a seven-year preferred vendor program for Aon to market it also to HFS' other real estate franchises, Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.