Working with Clients Archive

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

by William E. Brown, 2017 NAR President In the words of one of one of rock’s greatest hits, we didn’t mean to cause a big sensation…but NAR recently released its 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study.  This...
March 15, 2017

Talkin’ Bout Your Generation

Last week, NAR released a report on generational homebuying trends. NAR 2015 President Chris Polychron offers his thoughts on the report: “Generations come and go. The author George Orwell one pointed out that ‘Each generation imagines itself to be...
March 20, 2015

Distressed or Distraught: The Process of a Real Estate Transaction

by Ron Phipps, 2012 Immediate Past President, NAR So if you are like me, you have been working in real estate for a long time.  You think you have seen it all.  Your body of work includes lots of...
October 1, 2012

What Do Today’s Home Buyers Look Like?

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® There was so much helpful and interesting information presented at Annual.   Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming!  Only now, a few weeks later, am I catching up on all...
December 6, 2011

Getting Passionate about HouseLogic, Posted by Ron

I just finished a panel on one of NAR’s newest member benefits that has the ability to transform the way REALTORS® interact with consumers in fundamental ways. I am talking about NAR’s new consumer-oriented Web site HouseLogic that is...
November 14, 2009

The Grand Canyon between Buyers and Sellers, Posted by Ron

As a student of real estate markets and trends, one cannot help but see a growing delta between buyers and sellers in their perspectives on the market. The average buyer has become a critical shopper. He, she, or they...
September 2, 2009

REALTOR® Bees Busy Generating Honey, Posted by Ron

Spring 2009 has arrived, and real estate has the sound of a bee hive. You can hear it and see it. Realtor® bees are busy making stuff happen. After the long dormant housing winter, the hive is active and...
April 27, 2009

Conventional Wisdom, Posted by Pat

These are the days that strain the beliefs we have held over many years and cause us to look at some of the real estate “facts” that we have always held to be the truth. One of the first...
October 24, 2008

Why Your Clients Need YOU, Posted by Dick

I have heard from members recently about the careless comments that appeared on the TODAY Show Money segment on July 2nd. I wanted to let you know that NAR has sent a letter to NBC asking them to clarify...
July 8, 2008

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Change Lending Policy, Posted by Charles

We have good news to report on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s declining market policies that have been hurting homebuyers in recent months. A bulletin issued by Freddie Mac on May 2 gives lenders new guidelines on how to...
May 9, 2008