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Lincoln’s Wisdom

In honor of Abraham Lincoln‘s 201st birthday, we offer this little piece from NAR’s Archives.  It was originally published in the Feb. 10, 1958, issue of Realtor Headlines: “LINCOLN’S WISDOM With the approach of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday—Feb. 12— much...
February 12, 2010

Happy 65th (or 89th?) birthday to RLI!

In October 1944, George Domm, a Michigan farm broker, became the first president of the REALTORS® Land Institute. Originally known as the Agricultural Institute, the new group was an affiliate of the National Association, created to represent the interests...
October 20, 2009

This Month in Real Estate History: 1912 REALTORS® remembered the Maine

JUNE 2009 — At its 1912 annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges received a new wooden gavel and a piece of American history. REALTORS® met in the city’s Armory on June 19 and...

From the NAR Archives: Ike speaks on REALTORS® and the economy

From the NAR Archives: In a breakfast meeting with about 1,100 Realtors and guests at the National Association’s Midwinter Meetings in January 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower commended Realtors for their efforts in strengthening the economy and urged them...
October 6, 2008

A blast from the future

From the NAR Archives: Laser-powered lockboxes, driverless talking cars, and some seriously funky clothing are just a few of the features of the real estate industry of the future — or at least they were in 1991, when this...

Happy Birthday, NAR

From the NAR Archives: This month the National Association of REALTORS® turns one hundred years old. On May 12, 13, and 14, 1908, 120 real estate men from thirteen states, representing nineteen local boards and one state association, met...
May 13, 2008