Realtors in the Know Archive

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

Three Wins in Three Weeks, Posted by Vince

NAR has worked exceptionally hard this fall to ensure that the laws and policies in Washington support our members and their businesses.  In the three weeks that Congress was in session between mid-September and October 1st, REALTORS® succeeded on...
October 12, 2010

Home Ownership Matters in Cleveland, Posted by Vicki

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a HUD-Treasury Conference on the Future of Housing Finance in Cleveland.  I was part of a panel titled “Housing Finance Reform and Broader Housing Policy Goals,” and there was a...
October 8, 2010

Out the Door to the Summit!, Posted by Vince

Good morning, REALTORS®!  I got up before the sun did this morning.  It’s time to get to the Summit.  Today is a big day for the National Association of REALTORS® in Washington, D.C.  It’s the first day of the 2010...
May 11, 2010

Giving the Money Real Meaning, Posted by Steve

Last week I received a call from one of my past clients to list his home. Like most sellers right now, the facts looked as though he would, at best, break even. Of course, this kind of news is...
October 14, 2009

Mom Knows Best, Posted by Steve

My mother, a retired REALTOR®, grew up in the 1930s during the Depression when, according to her, you got by on hard work and shared what you had with so many others who had even less. She graduated from...
August 28, 2009

Summer Update: Good News from Making Home Affordable Program, Posted by Gary

We’ve made it to the dog days of summer, and it’s already proven to be a heated season in Washington. I wanted to update you on some good news from the Making Home Affordable program as well as keep...
August 5, 2009

2010 Leaders Ready to Shine, Posted by Dick

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with NAR’s 2010 Leadership Team. Although the team officially takes office in November, the Summer is an opportunity for them to get together and prepare for the...
August 4, 2009

The Real Story: Why NAR Supports Provisions in the Energy Bill, Posted by Steve

There are many forums dedicated to debating the wisdom – or folly – of Congress’ recent “Cap and Trade” Energy Bill. Amid the partisan outcry, substantive questions arose about how NAR policy is formulated. As a member-driven body, I...
July 24, 2009

What a Moonson Taught Me about the REALTOR® Spirit?

Living on the great open desert lands under the blazing Arizona sun is one of life’s greatest pleasures. However, I must admit, it isn’t always easy. In fact, just last week, we were hit hard by a terrible and...
July 7, 2009