Professional Development Archive

Inflation Watch : March 2011

Inflation (price change) is important for REALTORS® because changes in prices in the economy can lead to shifts in interest rate policy by the Federal Reserve Bank. During the recent financial crisis, fears of deflation were present in news...

Daily Economic Update: Home Builders’ Confidence

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights home builders’ confidence, import and export prices, and construction....

Inflation Watch: February 2011

Inflation (price change) is important for REALTORS® because changes in prices in the economy can lead to shifts in interest rate policy by the Federal Reserve Bank.  During the recent financial crisis, fears of deflation were present in news...

Websites, Blogs and Social Media

As clients continue to increase their use of the Internet in real estate, the web presence of REALTORS® becomes even more important. Nearly two-thirds of all REALTORS® reported having a website. By function, appraisers were the least likely to...