Author Archive

What We’re Reading: Oct. 11-17

Homeownership rates by job, trouble with Airbnb, and why Chicago smells like brownies Who’s more likely to own a home — those in jobs that pay more, right? A new study by Inc. suggests the answer is more...
October 17, 2014

New and Updated in the Library – Oct 2014

The following field guides have recently been updated in the Library: Association Mergers & Partnerships Mergers and partnerships can be advantageous to a Board or Association for a variety of reasons, including: overlapping markets, similar services, geographic considerations, cost-savings,...
October 14, 2014

What We’re Reading: Oct. 4-10

Saving for college, beavers to the rescue, and college football’s reach Affording college these days is near impossible. Or is it? New York Times writer Andrea Levere covers College Savings Account programs. The results provide a dose of some...
October 10, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

REALTOR® Safety, Windows 10, and net neutrality Tragedy this week with the murder of Arkansas REALTOR® Beverly Carter while showing a property. Another unfortunate reminder that REALTORS® work in an industry that is less safe than you think. There...
October 3, 2014

October eBooks Feature: Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing, the October 2014 Featured Collection at the NAR Library eBook Collection, launches today. Always a hot topic, Social Media Marketing will help members understand this rapidly changing online channel. Learn about blog design, Pinterest, Branding, and...
October 1, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 20-26

Failure to refinance, moving for climate change, and unaffordable California The Washington Post had an interesting article this week on why homeowners who would benefit from a refinancing of their mortgage don’t bother. Some think they won’t qualify, some think...
September 26, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 13-19

Portland’s youth problem, iPhone 6 arrives, New Orleans tips The New York Times ran an article this week on how Portland, Oregon suffers from too much popularity, especially among the young and hip. This, the article claims, has led...
September 19, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 6-12

Real estate apprenticeships, iPhone 6, and giving new meaning to ‘well-done’ Redfin is now offering paid apprenticeships to prospective real estate agents. This San Diego pilot program will expand next year to additional cities across the United States. “Known...
September 12, 2014

Safety Month eBooks

September is REALTOR® Safety Month. To help you keep on top of this important area, we’ve created a special Safety Collection in our eBook Library here at NAR. Titles will help you come up with a safety strategy, think...
September 8, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 23-29

Asking price psychology, iPhone 6 on its way, and Facebook fights clickbait In residential real estate, the asking price is often as much about psychology as it is reality. Most home buyers don’t realize that setting an asking price...
August 29, 2014