Professional Development Archive

NAR Explores Top Reasons for Choosing a Career in Real Estate

On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors® released a new research report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race and Ethnicity.  The report was developed to discover how and why Realtors® chose real estate as...
October 19, 2017

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...

Highlights from the REALTORS® 2016 Legislative Meetings and Expo

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo happens every May in Washington, D.C. The event is an opportunity for NAR members to take an active role to advance the real estate industry, including weighing in on important public policy...
May 19, 2016

ICYMI: Recapping the News from the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

It was a memorable 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo for the over 8,500 Realtors® in attendance and plethora of NAR staff members working vigorously to ensure the meetings went on without a hitch. For the Media Team, last week was...
May 16, 2016

REALTOR® University Celebrates Their 2016 Graduates

Congratulations to the 2016 REALTOR® University graduating class! Their academic success was celebrated today with a commencement ceremony in Washington, D.C. The students at REALTOR® University differentiate themselves by earning a Master of Real Estate degree, which includes courses...

Famed Washington Post Reporter Trades Wisdom (and Real Estate Tips) with Realtors®

The 2016 election has been called “unprecedented” and “unlike any other,” but seasoned journalist Bob Woodward had a lot to say at the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo about lessons learned from past administrations and what they...

Happy Tax Day, Homeowners! Now… What to Do with That Refund?

Tax season—a time of year just about everyone dreads. Even if you don’t owe money to the government, it can be hassle to get organized and actually file your taxes before that April 15 deadline (or, as is the...
April 15, 2016

A Full Slate of Notable Sessions at the 2016 Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Next month’s annual Realtors® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo at Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is shaping up to be a must-attend event both for Realtors® and members of the media. Speakers and guest panelists throughout the week (May 9-14) include: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Appraisal Tips from NAR President Tom Salomone

Appraisals can be complicated for potential home buyers during the buying process and homeowners looking to refinance their place. When it comes to the latter, NAR President Tom Salomone has you covered. Check out the advice he gave homeowners...