Articles Archive

Millennials and Real Estate

Depending on who you ask, I may or may not be a Millennial (Pew includes birth years 1980-2000), however other institutions cut me off by a couple years). However, I largely identify with that generation, and it’s a group...
August 19, 2015

Social Media Ease

Forbes recently ran an article on tips for mastering social media for small businesses that got me thinking about all the great resources National Association of REALTORS® makes available to its members in order to optimize their time and...
July 13, 2015

What We’re Reading: Jan. 17-23

3D-Printed Buildings, Worst Passwords and The Winning Number As you know, 3-D printers can make most anything—clothing, prosthetics, food, musical instruments and more. Chinese building company WinSun takes prefab and 3-D printing to a new level with their 3D-printed...
January 23, 2015

Mortgage debt cancellation relief still in limbo

This week a member asked us on Facebook for the latest info on a possible extension of the Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief tax break. So I contacted NAR’s tax policy analyst for an update on the issue. As a bit...
July 16, 2014

Posting to your FB Business Page from RCR/

One of our most frequent calls from members on using the REALTOR® Content Resource (RCR®) is how to share articles on a Facebook Page rather than your personal profile. If you simply follow the steps as outlined, you aren’t given...
November 7, 2013

What We’re Reading: April 13 – April 19

Running, Millennials and Stress Management In light of the tragedies this week, we turn to the running community for inspiration and hope. Runner and writer Jeff Edmonds shares a poignant and eloquent post on the triumph of the human...
April 19, 2013

Do artificial lawns impact home values?

We were recently asked whether artificial lawns impact residential home values, and, based on our research, there have been no studies published in trade or academic journals that offer a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. From a review of articles...
April 12, 2013

A Compendium of Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

We recently compiled a list of resources for first-time home buyers, and came up with a nice list of information from the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Magazine online,, and HUD. Field Guides from NAR Field Guide to...
March 28, 2013

What We’re Reading: Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

The end of EveryBlock, Monopoly’s new token, and Florida foreclosures If you were an EveryBlock fan, you know that the hyper-local news site is no more. It abruptly shut down this week as owner NBC decided it just wasn’t...
February 8, 2013

CE Exemptions for Age/Experience

A member recently asked us to research how many states offer exemptions from continuing education requirements for license renewal based on age or number of years in the business. A great resource for this research is our excellent State...
January 28, 2013