Being a REALTOR® Archive

Bullet Journaling FTW

Earlier this year I took a page from my supervisor’s book and started keeping my lists and notes in a journal. This came after years of loose leaf to-do lists bound together in 6 month increments with binder clips....
October 25, 2017

Legalese

Not many people possess the language skills of my older brother. I learned early on never to play Scrabble or Balderdash with him, but whenever I didn’t understand the meaning of a word, I could always ask him. And...
September 6, 2017

Book of Business

Have you ever experienced the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? You know, when something keeps popping up that you never noticed before? I’m reminded of it because it strikes me as odd whenever we get the same question more than once, especially...
April 5, 2017

REALTOR® Content Resource

Stop me if this is too meta, but sometimes the struggle is real when it comes to creating content for your website or blog. It takes a lot of time to brainstorm topics, research said topics, and craft a...
March 15, 2017

Holiday Outreach and Marketing

The lights are up on Michigan Avenue, the Christkindlmarket is open in Daley Plaza, and Sears Tower (no, we won’t call it Willis) is lit up with red and green – the holiday season is in full force here...
November 30, 2016

Business Coaches

There are many reasons to turn to a coach. We seek out coaches to elevate teams to the next level; we hire coaches to teach us how to evaluate life choices; and we engage coaches to personally tailor plans...
July 27, 2016

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

Marijuana Warehouses

While speaking with a colleague who compiles NAR Library’s weekly Commercial Reports, our conversation turned to trends she was noticing in commercial real estate news. Overwhelmingly, the topic of marijuana or cannabis properties keeps popping up. Pennsylvania recently became...
June 15, 2016

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here! The official start of the summer means a lot of things to different people: lake and beach houses open up, farmers markets start up again, and white pants get worn. However, before we get...

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