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[A blog post from NAR CEO Dale Stinton] For the last 12 years I have walked past a lithograph outside my office, titled ‘Bungalows’! It’s an amazingly accurate representation of what typical houses in the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding...
July 31, 2017


[A blog post from NAR CEO Dale Stinton] B to B or Business to Business is sometimes used as shorthand for related entities or industry partners cooperating on a menu of products or services.  It is an ‘intra’ concept...
June 22, 2017

Magic of the Season

by William E. Brown, 2017 NAR President I was a “spirited” child growing up. Perhaps my family would choose a different adjective… let’s just say I had a lot of energy. However, in 1963, when I was eleven years...
December 16, 2016

Global Opportunities – French Connections

By: Chris Polychron, 2016 Immediate Past President Bonjour et Bonne Année!  Hello and Happy New Year, my fellow REALTORS®! Just before the holiday, I had the privilege of representing NAR, and speaking at the Federation Nationale de l’Immobilier’s (FNAIM)...
January 6, 2016

NAR Works for YOU, Posted by Ron

You are working harder than ever to close transactions and earn a living.  While you are working to help buyers and sellers in your markets, we’re working day in and day out to make real improvements to your business....
February 24, 2011

Real Estate is about Jobs, Posted by Ron

Later this week, the Treasury Department will issue a report recommending changes to the structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  This is the latest development in a years-long debate over what the government’s role in housing should be....
February 9, 2011

Less Talk, More Listening, Posted by Ron

One of my goals for 2011 is to listen more.  If you tuned into my latest podcast, you heard me say that I encourage you to e-mail me with thoughts and questions.  That’s a very sincere request, and I...
January 12, 2011

My Holiday Wish for NAR in 2010, Posted by Ron

We celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago and are about to step over the threshold into 2010. As I get older, it seems like the holidays are closer and closer together and the years get shorter. This one is no...
December 30, 2009

My Holiday Wish for NAR in 2010, Posted by Brooke

The holidays bring about thoughts of family. Some of us are blessed to have family to spend this special time of year with, others may not be as fortunate. Tonight while spending time with my family, my brother, sister...
December 29, 2009

My Holiday Wish for NAR in 2010, Posted by Vince

Happy Holidays! I’m Vince Malta, the 2010 NAR Vice President and Liaison to Government Affairs. As one of the newer members of the NAR Leadership Team, I’ve come to be even more convinced that member involvement is essential to...
December 22, 2009