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Happy Bi_thday to the _EALTO_® T_adema_k!

After 100 years, it’s easy to forget how important one little innovation is, especially if it’s something you use every day. Such is the case with the beloved REALTOR® “R,” which has been with us for a century....
March 24, 2016

To Buy a House in the Jungle

Every once in a while, when I’m reading something wholly unrelated to work, I come across the most interesting insights into property ownership. This week I’ve been wading through the terrifying, foul-smelling world of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. The...
February 25, 2014

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fair Housing Act

Usually I try to point Book Scan readers to the written word, but occasionally I find a piece of audio worth recommending. Last time I pointed you toward a wonderful novel about a real estate agent, but this time...
December 4, 2013

Telling Your Business Story

I read a lot of press releases. Whether it’s from a brokerage boasting about a great second quarter, a tech company angling to get their new doodad into our Cool Tools section, or an author pitching their latest book,...
July 9, 2013

Real Estate Retrotalk

The real estate industry has left its mark on our culture in a number of ways. But what kind of mark has culture left on modern real estate? Learn the odd origins of real estate phrases you use every...
March 26, 2013