Being a REALTOR® Archive

It’s National Puppy Day, and NAR Knows It’s a Dog’s House

It’s National Puppy Day, one of the cutest days of the year (I’m looking at you National Kitten Day)! According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 report Animal House: Remodeling Impact, homeowners will be one of the largest...
March 23, 2017

Beat Bill Brown’s Brackets

The NCAA Basketball Championships are upon us, and NAR President Bill Brown has caught bracket fever. Think you’ve got the prognostication chops to top NAR’s President? Then head to the links below to make your picks, for both the Men’s...
March 15, 2017

Remember Realtors® on National Salesperson Day

Today is National Salesperson Day! The first Friday of March honors the American professional salesperson for their hard work and dedication to the work they perform.  Since 2000, National Salesperson Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 1.2 million...
March 3, 2017

Friday the 13th and Other Superstitions

Friday the 13th is generally considered one of the unluckiest days in western culture. In fact, the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700 million to $800 million is lost in business revenue as so many people...
January 13, 2017

Story Idea: Selling in Winter

Selling a home during the winter months can be an overwhelming undertaking. For most families the holidays are already a stressful time of year, so adding a house sale to the mix is an intimidating prospect. However, there are...
January 5, 2017

Tis the Season to be…Thinking About Remodeling Your Kitchen?

Homeowners across the country are beginning to open their doors for friends and family in celebration of wintertime traditions. Not coincidentally, it is during the holiday season that homeowners pay particularly close attention to necessary home improvements as they...
December 6, 2016

How Currency Fluctuations Impact the Global Real Estate Market

The saying goes that all real estate is local, but in our global economy, not all buyers are local. In fact, according to NAR’s 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, foreign buyers purchased more than $102 billion...

Realtors® and Orlando Habitat Help Make Home Happen

    When NAR President Tom Salomone took office last November, he challenged the association’s more than 1 million members to go beyond what is expected in their business and in their community: to meet their responsibilities…and then some. More...
November 3, 2016

A Remodel for Kitchen & Bathroom Month?

October is National Kitchen and Bath Month! While phrases like ‘gourmet kitchen’ and ‘spa-like master bath’ have become common place in home listings, are kitchen and bathroom remodels really worth the time and effort when you are trying to...
October 24, 2016

2016 REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award Winners Announced…. on “National Good Neighbor Day!”

September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day – a day that was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor.  REALTOR Magazine has been celebrating this concept for almost two decades through an effort that...
September 28, 2016