Technology Archive

We Are the Lions

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown It’s a tremendous honor to serve as the 2014 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. At our Annual Conference in San Francisco last week, I laid out my goals and direction for...
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November 27, 2013

E-Sign on the Dotted Line

By NAR 2013 Vice President Leslie Rouda Smith Before the year 1500, real estate transactions were sealed by “livery of seisin”—the ceremony surrounding conveyance of a property.  Closing the deal required the physical transfer of a piece of ground,...
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March 25, 2013

Get the App

   By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas The Internet has changed everything, and home sales are certainly no exception.  A recent joint study by the National Association of REALTORS® and Google finds that real estate searches on Google.com have grown 253...
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January 18, 2013

Things That Go Bump in the Night

  By NAR First Vice President Steve Brown We used to fear things that go bump in the night. With the internet, however, we must now look over our shoulder 24/7/365. eHarmony…AOL…Monster.com…Google…CardSystems Solutions:  what do all these large companies...
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October 22, 2012

The “It” REALTOR® Resource, Posted by Vince

Have you heard about It yet?  I have.  It’s a resource that has the ability to transform our daily work as REALTORS®.  It will provide members with unprecedented real estate information, help us interpret the data, and then create reports...
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April 23, 2010

Make It So: Star Date 16 March 2010, Posted by Ron

Growing up Star Trek was one of my favorite television shows.  Although I never caught the Trekee virus, the story line and the characters were imprinted in my mind and most of 1960’s America.  If you watched television as a...
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March 16, 2010

A Season of Excitement for REALTORS®, Posted by Vince

 Without a doubt, the best new real estate website I’ve seen this year must be HouseLogic.com, brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®.  We’re hosting our big consumer launch this week.  To get our launch going with...
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February 16, 2010

Technology + Relationships = Good Business, Posted by Steve

I recently received the following email: “I don’t know…….I’m feeling dated by the speed of technology and how it is influencing the up and coming generation of home buyers. I’m working with a young, recent MBA, looking for her...
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November 4, 2009

Passing the Torch, Posted by Dick

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Inman’s Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. I have been going to Connect for several years now, and I find it is one of the best ways...
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August 21, 2009

Change for the Better? Posted by Steve

Oh, how things have changed over the past six months, or so! And, I am not just referring to the economy. After 30 years in real estate, I am seeing real changes in how I do business, and how...
May 1, 2009