Being a REALTOR® Archive

Adapting to a New Term in Real Estate

JANUARY 2009 – In January of 1918 the National Real Estate Journal reported on use of the new word REALTOR® and efforts to educate the public about what it meant. The word was coined by Charles N. Chadbourn, vice...
January 13, 2009

The Face of Real Estate for 100 Years

As part of the National Assocation’s Centennial Celebration in 2008, NAR created a timeline showing important events in the Association as well as a list of our past presidents. If you attended any of our major meetings or conferences...
January 7, 2009

Three Decades of Yuletide Greetings

DECEMBER 2008 – In December of 1953, the National Association of REALTORS®’ long-time executive vice-president mailed a unique holiday card to friends he had made in his thirty years with the Association. The Yuletide wishes included photographs that chronicled...
December 1, 2008

Movie Star Corinne Griffith’s “Romance in Real Estate”

NOVEMBER 2008 – In November 1950, the National Association of Real Estate Boards held its annual convention in Florida for the first time. Thousands gathered in Miami Beach’s Municipal Auditorium to hear a former movie star speak on her...
November 13, 2008

Surviving & Thriving in a Slowing Market

Every market has its ups and downs, and real estate is certainly no exception. When a hot housing market begins to cool down, REALTORS®, sellers and buyers all need to readjust their strategies and expectations. This Field Guide offers...
October 15, 2008

Effects of Power Lines on Property Values

The concern over electromagnetic fields emitted by power lines has long been a topic of conversation for the real estate industry. New studies and conflicting reports are being published every year. The public’s knowledge, perception, and interpretation of this...
October 9, 2008

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

Nixon Warned REALTORS® about Red Peril

OCTOBER 2008 — In October 1950 California REALTORS® gathered in Santa Cruz’s Casa del Rey hotel for their 46th Annual Convention. The keynote speaker at the opening session was the well known Congressman Richard M. Nixon, who had made...
September 30, 2008

Legislative Proposal text

Looking for the actual text of the proposed legislation for the US Treasury to purchase mortgage related assets — the $700 billion proposal? You can find it via the Washington Post. Edit: 09/29/08: Draft of the revised plan via...
September 23, 2008

Safety is job 1!

This week is REALTOR® Safety Week. Information Central has some tips and ideas for you. You meet lots of people in the real estate business–some nice and some not so nice. Learn how to protect yourself at open houses,...
September 16, 2008