Specialties 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

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...

Baby Boomers Primed to Benefit from REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate Degree

Experienced REALTORS® are among the industry’s most valued professional assets. Not only do these individuals bring a wealth of knowledge to buyers and sellers, but they also recognize the value continued education can bring to their careers. According to...
March 12, 2014

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....

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...

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,...

10 Tips for Writing Effective Real Estate Copy

Writing clear copy in real estate listings is more important than ever. Often the first contact a REALTOR® has with a potential homebuyer comes through a home listing. With the speed at which shoppers are able to jump from...

10 Questions for REALTORS®

Many first-time homebuyers (and sellers) can have a lot of questions about the real estate market, but might not also know what a REALTOR® does and how REALTORS® can assist in the buying and selling of homes. If you’re...