This year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo comes five years into a tough housing market, making it a good time to recall that some of the greatest achievements in business occurred during grave economic times.
Bill Taylor, REALTORS® Conference & Expo speaker and cofounder of the award-winning business magazine Fast Company, says an era of economic uncertainty is a perfect time to turn your business on its head.
In a recent conversation with REALTOR® Magazine, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner talked about his experiences and shared his thoughts on leadership, taking risks, and the importance of others in your success.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul series is among the greatest success stories in book publishing. The story behind the publishing phenomenon, according to coauthor Jack Canfield, sounds deceptively simple: intense discipline and extremely hard work.
A married couple in Nashville recently got a taste of what the future might hold if some policymakers have their way.
Alice Walker was helping the couple sell their house and buy another one—and she started talking with them about proposals in Washington, D.C., to reduce the value of the mortgage interest deduction to help close the federal government’s budget...
New research shows the wealth gap between whites and minority groups has risen to record highs. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of new U.S. Census data, the deterioration of housing prices and the recession took a far greater toll on the net worth of African Americans and Hispanics than whites.
From 2005 to 2009, the median net worth of Hispanic households...
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® President Ron Phipps has invited REALTORS® to share their support of and their concerns about NAR’s long-standing position in favor of a continuing federal presence in mortgage finance. Here, Phipps explains why NAR takes the position it does on this very timely topic.
The Federal Communications Commission in late 2010 issued what it calls net neutrality rules, intended to prevent Internet service providers—typically broadband companies like Comcast and AT&T—from giving preference to a particular Web site or type of content.
Even with forecasts for a rise in home-improvement spending this year, it’s still going to be a challenge to convince sellers to pay for upgrades that will please buyers. But with so much housing inventory available, your listings need to be looking their best.
Home is the one place where we create an environment that’s all our own. But does it matter whether we own the home or not? In the past several months, that question has been hotly debated, with some critics saying that too much emphasis has been placed on the virtues of home ownership.
It's too easy for a remodeling budget go down the drain when improving a kitchen or bathroom. Small, inexpensive improvements such as painting or refinishing tubs, sinks, cabinets, countertops, and even grout can give old kitchens and baths a fresh feel.
Small updates will have a more dramatic impact if home owners are careful to keep the styles consistent and find ways to draw out the home’s best features. Here are some tips from experts on how to make small improvements pay off.
As regulators write the rules for the Wall Street reform law, there are questions about whether NAR's hard-won exemption for so-called "qualified residential mortgages" will be as effective at keeping markets liquid.