Certification Archive

Benefits of Continuing Education are Emphasized through REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month

November is recognized annually as REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month, which is when the National Association of REALTORS® emphasizes the importance and its support of continuing education. Better educated real estate agents bring heightened professionalism, marketability, ethics, and proficiency to...
November 13, 2014

Niche Focus: Military and Veteran Markets

Recognizing when certain real estate industry trends are coming to an end may present lucrative niche segment opportunities for growth. This is particularly the case if you have a solid idea where your targeted market is heading. One niche...

Niche Markets: Short Sales Still Active, but the Clock May be Ticking

Specialized short sale brokers continue to pursue this niche market trend for good reason. More than 11 million homes were at a negative equity position at the end of this year’s first quarter, according to a May 11 press...

REALTOR® Guide to Ethics in Real Estate

Real estate is a business based on trust, and built on handshakes. Working ethically is essential building a solid relationship with your clients and to growing your business in a way you can be proud of. Buyers and sellers...

How REALTORS® Can Make Green by Going Green

Transforming a home into a Green Home can add value to a property, making it more desirable for environmentally-conscious buyers and reducing overall energy bills. By making a few updates and quick fixes, such as adding energy saving light...

It’s Time for a REALTOR® Makeover

If you want to stay on top of the real estate profession it’s important to consistently evaluate your actions and to remain nimble in the face of changing technology. REALTORS®, like any profession, can get stuck in a rut,...