The holidays are a busy time for REALTORS® and sellers alike – holiday gatherings, presents to buy, in-laws visiting, and treats to bake. Sellers may be motivated to pull their home off the market until the New Year rather than be interrupted during the holiday season and REALTORS® might be tempted to scale back their efforts as well. Despite the season, you can still sell during the holidays and it’s the perfect opportunity for REALTORS® to distance themselves from the crowd. Continue reading »
Membership in the NAR has its privileges, not the least of which is an extensive list of marketing resources you can use every day. From partnerships with national brands to technical and office solutions, get the most out of your membership by familiarizing yourself with all the perks of being a REALTOR®. Continue reading »
There are still two weeks left in 2011 – plenty of time to take a moment to plan about how best to start the New Year on the right foot. Make more than just a New Year’s resolution and take this opportunity to look at your career and your life as a whole. Lay out the framework for a positive start to the New Year and see if you can’t ride the momentum all the way to 2013.
Make a Personal Financial Statement
Take a clear look at your financial situation. What are your large assets, what are your liquid assets, and what are your outstanding liabilities like mortgage or car payments? Once you calculate your net worth, you’ll get a good picture of your financial situation and be able to make changes accordingly. It’s hard to reach your financial goals without a financial plan.
Work. Email. Facebook. Twitter. Dinner. Soccer Practice. Must See TV. Your day is full of responsibilities, diversions, and distractions with technology only making it easier to get flooded with demands for your time. For many REALTORS®, it’s a full-time job tackling life’s in-box. To help, we’ve compiled some helpful tips to assist you in avoiding distractions and getting the most productivity out of each day. Continue reading »
What image does the phrase “real estate auction” bring to mind?
Up until recently, it was probably a financial transaction carried out by a seller in dire straits such as foreclosure. Real estate auctions have never achieved the desirable reputations that art and antique auctions enjoy. But that’s changing.
Approximately $58.6 billion in real estate was sold at live-auction in the US in 2007. A majority of today’s auctions are not the result of distress situations, but a seller simply choosing a fast and cost-effective method to sell a property.
All REALTORS® are not created the same. Some REALTORS® specialize in green properties, some are experts on short sales and foreclosures, while others boast extensive experience in commercial real estate. There’s a place for them all at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, where information, continuing education programs, and awards designations are available for specialties within real estate.
NAR Commercial, the commercial real estate division of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, supports commercial advocacy efforts and provides services specifically for commercial members, including education, publications, and commercial market research.
Some of the many benefits the NAR Commercial members can take advantage of are: Continue reading »