President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry, bring very different ideas to the 2004 presidential race on how to keep the economy, and real estate markets, strong. In this REALTOR® Magazine exclusive, the candidates present their views on issues that are important to the real estate industry.
The effort was a key test for NAR’s Opportunity Race Program. It’s through this program that the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) channels contributions from real estate brokerages and industry organizations—soft dollars—into mobilizing REALTORS® on behalf of a campaign.
It's information the real estate industry would rather the insurance industry didn’t track: the best and worst drivers by occupation. That’s because a real estate practitioners are among the top five professionals most often involved in car accidents.
Prospects often expect you to be not only a salesperson but also a walking, talking, breathing encyclopedia of real estate knowledge. If you’ve done your homework, you can help buyers make an informed decision.
These examples show how governments and citizens, including many real estate professionals, have worked together to make their communities a better place to live and sell real estate. Each livability challenge addressed—from gridlock to declining green space—offers tools for jumpstarting improvement in your area.