REALTOR® Magazine, Live From Orlando

Follow our coverage of the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo this November.

Whether you were with us in Florida's "City Beautiful" for the biggest event in real estate last November, or you followed along from home, here's our gathering of all the news, events, and fun we covered. We hope to see you in our hometown of Chicago for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo!

Our Magazine Coverage:

The Business of Emotion
"You can help quell irrational thinking that prevents buyers and sellers from getting what they truly want. Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains how human nature thwarts smart decision-making—and what you can do about it. "

A Quiet Authority
You don’t have to be an extrovert to excel in sales; you do have to own up to your style and strengths. Extroverted agents may have an easy time gaining attention, but Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, points out how the building of one-on-one connections may lead to the most effective business relationships.

A Reader’s Guide to Orlando
Don't forget to pack a book on your way to Orlando! Take a look at these three authors who will be speaking at the conference, alongside books of theirs that might be of interest to the real estate world.  

REALTORS® Celebrate Contributions to Communities
In Orlando, the REALTORS® Conference & Expo opens on a high note as NAR leaders laud real estate professionals for their commitment to giving back and fighting for home ownership.

Utah Gov.: REALTOR® Background Key to My Success
Gary Herbert, a former REALTOR® seeking re-election as Utah's governor, says working in real estate raised his qualifications for public office and helped his first election.

NAR Legal Announces ‘Don’t Risk It’ Winners
Learn more about your legal and fiduciary duties to clients and customers by watching these clever, award-winning videos from state and local real estate associations.  

A Helping Hand for Orlando
NAR members kicked off the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando by teaming up on a forward-thinking Habitat for Humanity build.

7 Ways to Get Your Budget Under Control
Are you watching every penny that comes in and out of your business? Use these tips to get a better grip on your income and expenses.

Outlook: Home Sales Have Bright Future
With the economy expected to stay on track, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says younger buyers will be a key driver of real estate growth.

REALTORS® Push Back on Loans for Green Upgrades
PACE loans, which help home owners finance energy efficient upgrades to their properties, are causing troubling setbacks in some transactions.

After Election, What Happens to Housing Issues?
Experts talk about what the regulatory and legislative landscape might look like after Tuesday.

Commercial Sectors to Eke Out Modest Growth
Rental rates for multifamily and industrial units will see small to medium increases through 2018, says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

Expo Frenzy Kicks Off in Orlando
The latest, greatest products and services for the real estate industry are all under one roof at the Expo. But if you forgot your comfortable shoes, you’ll appreciate this quick peek at a few of the offerings.  

Announcing the 2016 Networks of the Year
YPN members from across the country gathered Friday night at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando for the largest YPN networking reception of the year, and to celebrate the eighth annual Networks of the Year (NOTY) Awards.  

HuffPost Editor: GOP Will Keep Senate Control
However, the election will bring about some big changes, says Howard Fineman, global news director for the Huffington Post.

Powell to REALTORS®: You Have to Demand Change
The former U.S. Secretary of State called on all Americans to help promote a more civilized tone in the national discourse.  

9 Global Trends That May Affect Your Market
Two real estate agents focusing on international deals provide insight on how to take advantage of shifts in politics, tourism, and the worldwide economy.

‘Be More Useful Than a Facebook Group’
Learn how brokers and agents can be the chocolate in a sea of vanilla when it comes to online marketing.

Do You Have a Say in Service Animal Requests?
Under fair housing law, property managers must make a reasonable accommodation for a tenant’s service or comfort animal. But how do you make sure a case is legitimate?

Providing Value to Your Agents
Owners of successful real estate companies discuss strategies for retaining their best and brightest.

A Reminder of What’s Good in the World
If you’re overwhelmed by events in our country and world at this moment, listen to these awe-inspiring Good Neighbors.  

Clarity Coming to Vexing Property Rights Issue
A critical Supreme Court case might help settle a decades-long battle over an issue known as “parcel as a whole.”

Empowering Introverts and Extroverts
Create a workplace where individuals across the personality spectrum can prosper.

How to Fire an Agent
Don’t let uncommitted agents or poisonous personalities taint your office culture. Here are some tips for handling the situation.

NAR Members Refresh Board Structure
The Delegate Body made amendments to board composition, defeated allocation changes, and executed other actions at its meeting Monday.

Balancing Community Service, Family, and Business
Getting involved in community projects and charity work is a great way to both give back and make your name more recognizable in your neighborhood. However, it’s not easy to devote substantial time to good deeds when you have a real estate business to run and a family to feed.

Yes, You Can Finally Fly a Drone, But …
More real estate professionals are looking to add drones into their business to capture aerial photos and videos of listings, following the Federal Aviation Administration’s final rule on commercial drone use in June. But they still need to take to the skies with caution.

Kids Say The Darndest Things
If you want your marketing to resonate in the long term, you need to get to know the home buyers of the future. Hear the housing dreams of Generation Z in their own words.

4 Tech Habits Putting Your Business at Risk
Learn how real estate pros fall into hackers’ traps and how you can ensure the security of your clients’ data.

How Affordable Housing Can Actually Succeed on the Open Market
More and more people are moving to cities, and though the luxury market has been leading our slow exit from recession, that imbalance can’t continue. It’s time for the real estate industry to weigh in on affordability and urbanization. 

Our Habitat Video:



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What We're Tuning Into

Check out our picks for sessions and events you shouldn't miss, alongside tips on how to make the most of your conference experience.


Live Social Media

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View our live interviews with Good Neighbor Award winners and honorable mentions, and learn how REALTORS® give back to their communities and stay competitive in business. 

You don't want to miss this update on Friday's happenings, including an extended interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, where we take questions from the audience on what the market will look like after the election, next year, and beyond. 

Check out our live coverage of the "red carpet" of the Inaugural Gala, where we chat with current and former NAR presidents, up-and-coming members, and even a few special surprise guests.