Monthly Archive:: October 2011

16 Handy Apps for REALTORS®

Any smart phone user will tell you that the best feature of owning one is…the apps! Did you know that in addition to fun games, there are many apps that are actually useful for REALTORS®? We’ve put together a...

A REALTOR’S® Best Friend

If dog is man’s best friend, then a smartphone is a REALTOR’S® spouse. Joined at the hip, literally, the REALTOR® and her smartphone are an unbeatable team. Making calls, updating listings, contacting clients, finding directions. There are few things...

Get Connected. Stay Connected

Did you know the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® manages over 30 Facebook pages, 20 Twitter accounts and six LinkedIn pages? It’s true! Just as many of our members use social media to connect with clients, we use social media...

What Do You Think About Land?

How much time are you spending thinking about land? How about soil and crop information? Or aerial photography of properties?  Probably not very much at all. As a REALTOR®, you’re mostly concerned with what sits on top of the...

Hanging Out With an Older Crowd

When you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, you may have helped little old ladies across the street, but now, when those old ladies are looking to buy, sell, or refinance a home, will you still be able...

What’s Gov Got to Do With It?

You may know REALTOR.org as the website of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. It’s the place where you can read back issues of REALTOR® magazine and pass the time by viewing numerous Facebook and Twitter accounts. But REALTOR.org is...

Data: The Competitive Advantage

If you’re like many REALTORS®, you love data. Surveys, forecasts, balance sheets – the numbers tell the story and the story informs your work. So when you hear that pending home sales rose strongly with all regions experiencing gains...

Go Green or Go Home

The green movement, like social media, hybrid cars, and Justin Bieber, is no longer a trend, it’s here to stay. As demand grows for sustainably built homes and buildings, the consumer grows savvier and the competition gets craftier. “Greenwashing,”...