On May 15, the NAR board of directors voted to add language about sexual orientation to Article 10 of the Code of Ethics. The vote puts NAR one step ahead of Congress, which is considering a change to the Fair Housing Act.
There's more than one way to succeed in real estate, and here's the proof: Hundreds of tips, most from real estate professionals around the country, gathered into one jam-packed issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Some call it crowdsourcing, others call it user-generated content. We call it a timely collection of ideas that can help you raise the bar on your career.
There’s a flurry of activity in the nation’s capital to clamp down on U.S. workers that are misclassified as independent contractors. What does this mean for those who work in the real estate industry?
No one likes it when changes to mortgage underwriting make it harder for working households to secure safe and affordable home financing. But in the case of the FHA’s tightened lending requirements announced in late January, the end may justify the means.
The short-sales process, often agonizingly long, may not speed up overnight, but there’s reason to believe that better days are ahead. The federal government’s long-awaited guidelines for standardizing short sales were released at the end of last year.
Make your professional development a priority, especially during a time when there’s so much change in the real estate industry. The REALTORS® Conference includes more than 150 educational sessions and in-depth workshops that will help you ramp up for opportunities in the year ahead.
Speaking to REALTORS® in San Diego in November, Condoleezza Rice will give her perspectives on current world events and provide a glimpse into her personal story—from growing up in Birmingham, Ala., to her years in Washington, D.C.
The new Home Valuation Code of Conduct, a set of rules created to prevent those who stand to profit from a real estate transaction from putting undue pressure on the appraiser, prohibit mortgage brokers and real estate brokers from ordering appraisals and require that lenders erect a firewall between loan production staff and the appraiser. Since the rules took effect, however, they've set off a firestorm of protest around the country.
One is a former minister. Another spent years perfecting crème brûlée French toast and other signature dishes at his Austin, Texas, restaurant before taking the plunge into real estate sales. Two others have spent more than 30 years in the real estate business. Learn from the widsom of our emeritus REALTORS.
The National Association of Realtors®' Right Tools, Right Now campaign offers hundreds of free and at-cost products. services, and programs to help you through tough times. This year, we highlighted a different offer in each section, right alongside the valuable tips and strategies you've come to expect of our annual list issue.
Within hours of an announcement from the company ForSaleByOwner.com that said FSBOs could now list side-by-side with brokers on REALTOR.com, REALTORS® expressed their fury in hundreds of blog posts and letters.
Charles McMillan has done nothing short of make history. Not just because he's the first African American president of the country's largest trade association—a milestone he downplays—but also because he's leading NAR into fresh territory in 2009, overseeing new initiatives to strengthen REALTORS®' bond with consumers and bring the housing market out of turmoil.
With the election of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as president of the United States and gains by Democrats in U.S. House and Senate races, one big question is likely to be on many real estate practitioners’ minds: How will the housing industry’s top legislative goals be affected?