Speaking of Real Estate

  • Stores Aren’t Going Away, and Yet . . .
    The Internet won’t be the end of stores but it’s certainly having an impact on the retail segment of commercial real estate. How much business has online shopping sites taken away from brick-and-mortar stores? Would downtown areas look different if some $1 trillion in sales hadn’t transferred from stores to the Internet in just the […]
  • Ethics Violations of Others Will Soon Be Visible to You
    If a real estate practitioner commits a seious violation of the NAR Code of Ethics, the person’s name will be released by the local association so that you and other professionals in that association can see who they are. A picture of the violator and a description of what they did wrong will also be […]
  • NAR Policy is All About Appraiser Independence
    The chair and co-chair of NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee made a few remarks on video about NAR’s appraiser independence policy last week during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington. What sparked the remarks was a recent working paper on appraisal quality by two researchers with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In the paper, […]
  • Apartment Managers: Get Ideas for Tracking Maintenance
    Property management software company App Folio is hosting a sponsor webinar on June 20 to share ideas on managing maintenance requests as temperatures rise this summer. Here’s what the company says about its webinar: With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, are you ready for the maintenance requests that are about […]
  • Sponsor Webinar: Growing Your Business With a Real Estate CRM
    IXACT Contact is a software company that offers CRM and email marketing products to real estate professionals. It’s hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 22, at 1 p.m., Eastern time, on using its CRM product to grow your business. Shannon McGee, a company business development executive, is the host. From IXACT: Wondering exactly how a […]