Articles tagged with: NAR
Reviewing NAR Convention in New Orleans 2010.
I attended my first NAR convention in 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pity we have outgrown that location. This year’s event was however in a great location too – New Orleans!! It has been five years since the devastation of Katrina and you can see that the buzz in the French Quarter has returned with the beads, bars and Bourbon Street leading the way.
Here is my snapshot of the highlights of NARdigras 2011:
VIRTUAL BECOMES KING
Both the presence of Gen X and Y as well …
Last year as we approached the annual National Association of Realtors® (NAR) conference discussion, the residential brokerage industry was centered around the Tax Credit, the growing number of firms that were struggling to stay in business, and the exploding number of Realtors® that had dual careers.
Then the surprise announcement in San Diego was made and RPR (Realtor® Property Resource) and AVM (Automatic Valuation Models) became the buzz of not only the convention, but also for the rest of the year.
During the last year we’ve seen that RPR has celebrated various …
Boutique luxury real estate marketing firms and high powered teams can have a distinct competitive advantage over the larger firms if they position themselves to appeal to the right target market, those who appreciates what a smaller firm or team can offer. Consider the difference between two brands of premium chocolate: Godiva and NōKA.
Advertising/Marketing, Buying & Selling A Home, Career Development, General, Inspirational, Mortgages & Loans, Productivity, Real Estate Technology, Real Estate Trends, Social Media/Internet »
First impressions are almost always irreversible and can make or break your connection in a matter of seconds, and how you connect on and offline will make determine if you will win or lose!
What can you do differently than you have been doing? Are you relying on the same old things, systems, and habits…. or even more concerning, doing the same things your competitors are doing?
Today’s savvy consumer knows what they want, and are not willing to pay for services that do not meet their need. The largest buying segment …
Broker Profitability, Business Planning, Buying & Selling A Home, Career Development, Economy & Housing Bubble, General, Inspirational, International Real Estate, Lead Gen/Prospecting, Mortgages & Loans, Productivity, Real Estate Technology, Real Estate Trends »
Okay… The holidays are over and we are at the half way point of the first quarter of a new year…..So the question is…What has changed in how you are doing (or not doing) your business to make real money?
We are all prisoners of our habits, and especially after a certain age, it is tough to “change”. It’s been said, that if we keep on doing what we’ve always done, we’ll keep on getting what we have always gotten….but that is not true anymore! In today’s competitive marketplace we may …
I’m sorry. Last week I posted a “rant” that apparently stirred quite a lot of controversy. I felt I needed to clarify my position somewhat, less some think me a traitor because I dared speak against our association…
I am (was) griping about the total bill. Maybe you care which association gets what, but to me, it’s all just an unbelievable waste of money. Frankly, I didn’t care about the individual allocations enough to go pull a historical invoice… I just know the total has gone up two years straight and …
A day when we are asked to remember
our many blessings.
to think, to love, to live.
whose most valued treasures
are a special gift.
that doesn’t come from
what we own
but from the love of
family and friends.
Thanksgiving is in…
our gratitude and attitude,
our giving and sharing,
our well being and health,
and above all our trust and belief.
Remember those separated from their families who stand in the gap in harm’s way
to insure that the blessings of Thanksgiving fill your hearts and home!