Commercial & Investment Real Estate Archive

Impact of Water Quality and Marketing Activities of Successful Real Estate Pros among Areas of Study in NAR’s Rosenthal Center ‘Journal of the Center for Real Estate Studies’

One top-level NAR resource all real estate professionals should know about is the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies. The Rosenthal Center provides practical, hands-on data and analysis relevant to the real estate trends and policy issues...

New Class Graduates with Masters of Real Estate Degree from REALTOR® University

The latest class of Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree recipients from REALTOR® University will be honored at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo May 11-16 in Washington, D.C. This class of MRE recipients, as well as soon-to-be...

Five New Online Courses Added to REALTOR® University e-Catalog

Through REALTOR® University, the National Association of REALTORS® offers more than 500 hours of professional development materials for members of the real estate industry, including those that lead to some of NAR’s most popular certifications and designations, such as...

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....

7 Tips for Selling Commercial Real Estate

Making the transition from selling residential properties to selling commercial real estate can be an exciting move for any REALTOR®. But as with any professional move, the transition to commercial real estate presents unique challenges. If you plan ahead,...

Capturing a Piece of the Second Home Market

The Second Home Market has changed a lot since the Douglas Fir Plywood Association published Second Homes for Leisure Living in 1960. Today, millions of Baby Boomers in the United States (40.7 million between the ages of 50-59) have...

Keep Up With Real Estate Designations and Certifications

Today’s REALTORS® potentially work with four generations of real estate buyers: Millenials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Matures, not to mention unique and diverse groups within these demographics, including minorities, international, Green and commercial buyers. All buyers and sellers...

Buying a Home Trumps Renting | What Every REALTOR® Should Know

The decision to purchase a home requires a buyer to weigh a lot of options. Leaving the seemingly comfortable confines of renting and becoming a homeowner is, after all, a big leap. As your clients grapple with the decision...

A Place for Commercial REALTORS®

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...

REALTOR® Guide: Designations and Certifications

We are committed to giving our members the edge they need to thrive as a REALTOR®.  One way we accomplish this mission is by offering REALTOR® Designation and Certification courses.  Successfully completing a Designation or Certification course will give...