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How NAR made its home in Washington

This week, thousands of REALTORS® from all over the U.S. gather in Washington, DC, for a week of governance meetings, educational sessions, networking and, most of all, political advocacy.  The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is an annual...
May 17, 2017

From Milwaukee, a panoramic view of REALTORS® in 1917

In late July 1917, REALTORS® from all around the United States and Canada descended on Milwaukee, WI, site of the 10th annual convention of the National Association of Real Estate Boards.  The mayor of Milwaukee opened the convention, followed...
September 25, 2013

The Code of Ethics’ North-of-the-Border Connection

As you may know by now, 2013 is the centennial year of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.  And this month marks the official birthday of the Code:  On July 29, 1913, at the annual convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, NAR’s...
July 17, 2013

Uncovering the origins of “Under All Is the Land…”

One hundred years have passed since a key document in the REALTOR® organization’s history first made its debut.  Written in 1913, the Code of Ethics was seen as a declaration of the real estate industry’s principles and beliefs, a...
February 5, 2013

“One of the most valuable assets we have”

Celebrating the Association Executives Committee’s 100th birthday This weekend, REALTOR® association executives (AEs) from around the country will gather at the 2012 A.E. Institute for a few days of networking, professional development programs, and a chance to learn about...
March 13, 2012

“Hello Miss Grant, this is Presley”

by Russell Carlson, Information Specialist From the NAR Archives:  Virginia Grant recognized the woman sitting in a large pink Cadillac in front of the trendy Lowenstein’s East Department store in early 1957.  Grant had seen the woman’s photograph in...
November 15, 2011

Harnessing Emerging Technologies & Video Marketing Techniques

Nearly 300 REALTORS® gathered at New Orleans’ Morial Convention Center this morning for an informative overview of new technologies and how to effectively use them in the real estate business.  The three presenters included Mike Barnett of Panorama Properties, Inc.;...

The Future of MLS / Staying Calm under Pressure

It was cold and snowy in Quebec City during NAR’s Association Executives Institute a few weeks ago, but the ideas were in full bloom in the convention hall.  This edition of Info Central’s Video Update features two of the...
May 25, 2010

Sam Thorpe’s gavel, the Titanic, & NAR’s Code of Ethics

What’s the connection between three Winnipeg REALTORS®’ unfortunate voyage on the Titanic and the evolution of NAR’s Code of Ethics? Info Central’s Video Update solves the mystery with a visit to the NAR Archives....
March 19, 2010

Info Central’s Video Update – Feb. 2010

Welcome to NAR Info Central’s new monthly video update!  This first edition takes a look at some of the homebuyer tax credit resources available on Realtor.org, explores the latest Public Awareness Campaign ads, and explains why your NAR membership...
February 17, 2010