Monthly Archive:: November 2013

New eBooks – November 2013

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library...
November 22, 2013

What We’re Reading: Nov. 16 – Nov. 22

Micro-Housing trends, Steve Jobs: residential developer, and the selfie The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has already made a donation to tornado relief and is coordinating further assistance.  Get more information on how to donate here. A recent ULI conference...
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November 22, 2013

How has technology impacted your business?

In a recent class, the instructor posed the question “How has technology impacted your business?” Serendipitously, I discovered the snippet below in the 1990 issue of “Real Estate Today,” which provides client metrics on NAR Library use: In comparing...
November 21, 2013

New Books – November 2013

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at...
November 20, 2013

What We’re Reading: Nov. 9 – Nov. 15

Big Data goes hyper, inventions and rich guys with lions Big data is the hot topic of 2013. This week the New York Times reports that out of Big Data comes hyper data. There’s no question that the amount...
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November 15, 2013

Real Estate Videos: Are They Worth the Effort?

We received a research request in the NAR Library on whether real estate listing videos prove worthwhile and of equal (or greater) value to photos. The answer to this question is somewhat subjective—what is true for one agent in...
November 13, 2013

What We’re Reading: Nov. 2 – Nov. 8, 2013

‘Stache advice, no fail-whale for Twitter’s IPO, and two time zones in mainland US? United Airlines is the latest carrier to revise its Personal Electronic Devices (PED) policy to allow gate-to-gate use. Customers still must stow their laptops for...
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November 8, 2013

Posting to your FB Business Page from RCR/Houselogic.com

One of our most frequent calls from members on using the REALTOR® Content Resource (RCR®) is how to share articles on a Facebook Page rather than your personal profile. If you simply follow the steps as outlined, you aren’t given...
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November 7, 2013

In 1952, overwhelming open house success with a car and some soft drinks

In the fall of 1952 a young Dallas builder promoted his new model home with a new car in the driveway. To get the new Cadillac all you had to do was buy one of Howdy Howard's Holiday...

What We’re Reading: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

Mortgage Fraud, Global Ghosts, Rent-a-Chicken, and other things that go ‘bump’ in the night Mortgage application fraud subsided a bit in the second quarter, but a new area of concern popped up with more lenders worried about origination fraud...
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November 1, 2013