Miscellaneous Archive

Counselors of Real Estate Highlight Challenges for Industry

Each year, the Counselors of Real Estate offers its insights on the factors, trends and issues that are shaping the residential and commercial real estate industries. CRE’s analysis offers insights into opportunities and challenges facing real estate professionals, as...
November 5, 2017

VIDEO: Solar Energy, and What Realtors® Need to Know

Nearly 1 million residential properties utilize solar power to produce energy, reduce costs or even generate monthly income. That fact has led to questions from real estate professionals regarding how solar systems should be appraised, how they affect real...
May 9, 2017

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day, Just Not One of These!

Happy Arbor Day! If you are planning to celebrate in the true spirit of the holiday, you should be heading outside to plant a tree. However, while all trees have their benefits, not all trees are going to be...
April 28, 2017

Let’s Get Packing on Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! When we aren’t frantically trying to pop an entire roll of the stuff, bubble wrap usually enters our lives when we are in the process of packing up a home. In honor of Bubble...
January 30, 2017

Story Idea: Deciding which outdoor remodeling project should you take on

When considering a remodeling project, most homeowners think of renovating their kitchen or redoing a bathroom, but maybe they should be looking to the outdoors for an upgrade. According to research by the National Association of REALTORS® outdoor remodeling...
October 10, 2016

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

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

Not Joking Around: Correcting Four Housing Market Myths

In the spirit of any jokester’s favorite day of the year, I bring you the most common housing myths. Thanks to the magnificent data from NAR Research, these statements are as laughable as many of the false assertions you’ll...
April 1, 2016

Celebrating Realtors® on National Salesperson Day

Happy National Salesperson Day! Founded 16 years ago and celebrated every first Friday of March, National Salesperson Day “honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.” There’s no question...