Community Archive

3 Surprising Ways to Measure Sustainability in Your Community

Sustainability is a popular word, and I think that’s mostly because it can mean so many different (but mostly positive) things: environmentally friendliness, durability, longevity, monetary balance. I would be willing to bet that at the 24th annual Congress...
June 8, 2016

Why Prince was the Pinnacle of Business Savvy

Prince was the ultimate independent contractor. When he wasn’t happy with the way corporate America was treating his product, he went off on his own to serve his constituents directly. And how could you deny the branding chops of...
April 28, 2016

Because No One Plans to Be Homeless

Hi, Book Scan readers. I spent the first part of last week hanging out with community planners at the American Planning Association’s national conference. Though I haven’t read the book described below, I thought the author (who gave the...
April 22, 2013

Understanding Why People Like Where They Live

By Bob Soron, Copy Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM Do you love where you live? Or is it just where you landed, where you happened to settle? When you meet a potential client, can you tell whether they’re just...
November 10, 2009

Author Chat: Curt Fletcher

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Curt Fletcher, author of How to Sell More Homes and Increase Your Income (AuthorHouse, 2007), responds to your questions about generating more business. What should you do if you’ve been working with clients for a...

How to Sell More Homes and Increase Your Income

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Could your sales use a jump-start? The new book How to Sell More Homes and Increase Your Income (AuthorHouse, 2007) sets out to help you land in the world of top producers. Curt...

Fresh Ideas on Managing a Brokerage

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Broker to Broker: Management Lessons From America’s Most Successful Real Estate Companies by Robert Freedman (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com. What can I do to get my brokerage...
February 1, 2006

Communities: Making Yours Better

By Stacey Moncrieff, REALTOR® Magazine Those who’ve made a commitment to strengthening their community—and over the years I’ve met many real estate professionals in those ranks—should get a hold of The Community of the Future, the third book in...
February 5, 2001

Your Ethics Resource

By Bruce H. Aydt, CRB, executive vice president and legal counsel for The Henry Co., REALTORS®, St. Louis. Real Estate Ethics: Good Ethics = Good Business, 3rd ed. William H. Pivar & Donald L. Harlan. 192pp. Real Estate Education...
August 1, 1996