Author Archive

The History of NAR’s Annual Conventions in Chicago

Today marks the beginning of the 110th annual REALTORS® Conference and Expo.  NAR welcomes attendees back to Chicago for the ninth time since the annual meetings began in 1908.  Much has changed over the years, with the convention going...
November 3, 2017

“Questions about Real Estate” Reveals Members’ Research Needs from 80 Years Ago

Have you ever wondered what the most common reasons are for selling a home?  Or how smart home devices impact resale value? The librarians at NAR can help you find the answers through our research request service, a member...
July 6, 2017

Trademark in the Archives, Part III: Proper Use of REALTOR®

In honor of the REALTOR® Trademark Centennial, we’ve looked back through the NAR Archives to share documents that tell the history of the term. The third post in this series examines NAR’s vigilance in maintaining the correct usage of...
July 7, 2016

Trademark in the Archives, Part II: Promoting REALTOR®

In honor of the REALTOR® Trademark Centennial, we’ve looked back through the NAR Archives to share documents that tell the history of the term. The second post in this series looks at NAR’s early efforts to promote the new...
May 6, 2016

Trademark in the Archives, Part I: The Invention of REALTOR®

In honor of the REALTOR® Trademark Centennial, we’ve looked back through the NAR Archives to share documents that tell the history of the term. The first post in this series examines how NAR’s adoption of REALTOR® was due in...
March 23, 2016