Author Archive

Creating Connection with Shared Public Spaces

“Lose the ego.” “Integrity.” “Pay attention to detail.” These are the some of the phrases REALTORS® wrote on the chalkboard wall outside the Morial convention center’s La Nouvelle Ballroom at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to complete the sentence...
November 9, 2014

When Virtual Becomes Reality

By Mariwyn Evans, Commercial Editor, REALTOR® Magazine By the end of the 21st century, the real estate where we work, shop, and play will look more like the Starship Enterprise’s holodeck than bricks and drywall we know today, says...
April 20, 2012

Call for Entries: Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Competition

Deadline to Enter:  March 15, 2012 Did you publish a real estate-related book in 2011? This competition is for you! The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) is now accepting entries for the fifth annual Robert Bruss Real Estate...
January 19, 2012

We Asked, You Answered: Book Recommendations

Last month we asked readers to share their favorite real estate book. The responses were overwhelmingly in favor of three books in particular:  Rich Buyer, Rich Seller!, (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication, and Underwater Home. Although we couldn’t...

Breaking Bad Habits: Small Life Changes Equal Big Results

By Agnes Masnik, Freelance Writer for REALTOR® Magazine For real estate professionals, the bottom line is business. While some people become complacent in their job, others seek opportunities to create more business prospects. To avoid complacency, think of one...
December 8, 2011

Actor, Author Wayne Rogers Says, ‘Do Your Homework!’

By Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine It’s hard to imagine someone with business interests ranging from Hollywood to wine-making to wedding dress sales being worried about becoming the proverbial cog in the machine, but Wayne Rogers avoids this fate at...
October 5, 2011

One House, Two Homes

By Agnes Masnik, Freelance Writer for REALTOR® Magazine More than 10,000 Baby Boomers a day are turning 65 starting this year, according to the Pew Research Center. And home owners are responding to changes in the economy by exploring...
September 26, 2011

Be the Grateful Dead of Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and, of course, the Grateful Dead. Classic bands that transcend time and genre; beloved far and wide by many. How did they do it?...

Honest Business = Successful Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine “Honesty is the best policy.” — An old saying that rings truer today in real estate than ever before. REALTOR® and author Mario Jannatpour, a sales associate with RE/MAX Alliance in...
August 11, 2011

Top 5 Marketing Bestsellers

The most popular marketing-related books this week from Amazon.com. 1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Kindle Edition (MacMay, Apr 25, 2009) Originally published by The Ralston Society, 1937. “Think and Grow Rich is a motivational book written...
July 11, 2011

Get More When You ‘Look At More’

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Do you want to shake things up, build a powerful brand, and attract more clients? Drop the “business-as-usual” mentality and find inspiration in Andy Stefanovich. Let’s face it, with a title...

‘Come Together’: A Chat with Richard Courtney

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine When writer and real estate broker Richard Courtney visited REALTOR® Magazine’s offices on a rainy day in April, I realized how firmly the Beatles oeuvre is implanted in our brains—at least...
May 29, 2011

Tax Saving Secrets Revealed

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Tax code is complex and often difficult to understand, including when it comes to the sale of a home. Help your sellers understand the rules and ways in which they can...

3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources...
April 22, 2011

Top 5 Bestsellers in Business & Investing

The most popular books this week in Business & Investing from Amazon.com. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon “Schultz’s first book, Pour Your Heart into It (Hyperion;...
April 6, 2011