New Year, New Home Page

It's becoming a lot easier to find what you need at

January 1, 2010

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® recently launched an updated, sleeker, and easier-to-navigate home page. Members can rapidly find information on hot topics such as short sales or the HVCC, watch REALTOR® TV or submit your own videos, find housing statistics, take advantage of membership benefits, and read the latest features from REALTOR® Magazine. The Web site highlights important business and legislative information in the "In Case You Missed It. . ." section. And in the coming weeks, watch for a new and improved REALTOR® Magazine home page and navigation at

Go Mobile with Lowe’s

Are you a practitioner on the go? You can now send personalized Lowe’s direct mail coupons and e-coupons to your buyers and sellers directly from your cell phone or other handheld device just as you do from your computer. The new mobile site from the REALTOR Benefits® Program allows you to add new clients or select from existing clients already entered in your account. You can use the same username and password you created on your computer when setting up your mobile account.

Conference & Expo Round Up

The 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego brought together 20,000 industry professionals for a diverse and enriching array of activities.

The Expo kicked off with a boost by (from left) NAR CEO Dale Stinton, 2009 Meetings and Conference Chair Carolyn D’Agosta, Systems Engineering Inc. President Paula Payne, and 2009 NAR President Charles McMillan.

Country music sensation Reba McEntire got the crowd stomping.

Actor William Shatner signed autographs for ebullient fans. 

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke of the need to remain optimistic through tough times. 

2010 NAR President Vicki Cox Golder (center) was joined at her inaugural celebration by all four female NAR past presidents (from left) Dorcas Helfant-Browning (1992), Cathy Whatley (2003), Golder, Pat Combs (2007), and Sharon Millett (1999).

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun shared a brighter economic outlook with members.

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Katherine Tarbox is a former senior editor with REALTOR® Magazine. Previously, she was editorial director for Washington Life. She is the author of the international bestselling book A Girl’s Life (Dutton, 2000) and has made hundreds of media appearances including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.