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First Master of Real Estate Graduates to Raise Standards of Industry Excellence

The first very first class to earn a Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree from REALTOR® University was honored at the REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo May 12-17 in Washington, D.C. The class graduated from REALTOR® University in...

Securing Prescription Drugs During Open Houses

Securing prescription drugs during open houses is a precaution all REALTORS® need to remind sellers to prioritize during the selling process since they will be inviting the general public into their home to view it. There is big money...

Know What Median-Priced Home Buyers Want Most in Your Region

Specific buyer tastes in room features, layouts and amenities vary greatly depending on geographic ...

Manage Your Commission Checks Wisely With REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

Most REALTORS® work on a commission-only basis, which can make managing personal and business budgets a challenge. This is especially the case during sporadic periods when income staggers for weeks or even months between paydays. Real estate agents who...

Informed REALTORS® Can Make Safe Decisions

It’s no secret that REALTORS® can be exposed to work environments that put their physical safety at risk. Properties located in remote neighborhoods or even closed homes in well-populated communities are a major concern. The biggest and most alarming...

Best of the Web for REALTORS® in 2013

Web-based technology can vastly improve a real estate agent’s ability to take his or her business to the next level. And several apps and websites have evolved as cutting-edge winners for real estate brokers, according to the “REALTOR® Magazine’s Best of...

.REALTOR Domain to Bring Exclusive Member Advantages

A new .REALTOR® web domain extension will soon allow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to better brand themselves online as highly-qualified professionals dedicated to industry excellence. As a result, homebuyers, sellers and investors will find it...

Vacation and Investment Home Market

Thirty-nine percent of homes were purchased for secondary vacation or investment purposes last year, according to the “2013 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey.” This accounts for a 10-year high for the secondary or resort home purchase market....

Best Content Marketing to Drive the Business You Want

REALTORS® who are serious about proactively marketing their services will use a wide variety of tools to promote their business. Websites, blog postings, emails, e-newsletters, postcards, etc. are just a few examples of marketing content assets distributed through traditional...

Highlights from the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The National Association of REALTORS® has long-established itself as a provider of valued data relevant to the industry. One of the organization’s most recent studies is the The 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, just released in November....