Being a REALTOR® Archive

Congratulations REALTOR® University Graduating Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the 2017 REALTOR® University graduating class! Their academic achievements were honored today with a commencement ceremony in Washington, D.C. The students at REALTOR® University distinguish themselves by earning a Master of Real Estate degree, which includes courses...

This Week: The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Washington’s airports and roadways are beginning to jam up more than usual starting today as nearly 10,000 Realtors® descend upon the nation’s capital for the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at the Marriott Wardman Park. There are a...

What to Expect at This Month’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

NAR’s annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. is right around the corner. Thousands of Realtors® will flock to Washington the week of May 15 to hear from industry experts on the top issues impacting real estate. In addition to three core...

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...