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OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®





JANUARY 2008

FEATURES

THE YEAR YOU'LL GET INVOLVED
REALTORSŪ gear up for the national elections and embark on their second century with Long Beach, Calif., practitioner Richard J. Gaylord happily at the helm.

BUDGET FOR SUCCESS
REALTORŪ magazine gives you the fundamentals of success. This month: A step-by-step guide to budgeting for long-term profitability.

A NORMAL MARKET
Will 2008 be a tough year in real estate? For some, yes, but forecasters explain why another year approaching 6 million in existing-home sales is on the way.

SUCCESS STORY
Upstate New York broker wins business with welcoming storefront.


DEPARTMENTS

For Brokers
SOLUTIONS: Teach Money Smarts
Give your salespeople the tools to achieve financial success.

Real Life
Smart Growth
Americans want sidewalks and public transit, a new survey says.

In Court
When scammers scam each other.

Market Pulse
Indexes of recent sales activity and projections for the next six months.

Your NAR
Conference-goers focus on the future; new ads encourage consumer confidence.

Ethics
Code of Ethics changes strengthen the requirement to present a true picture in advertising.

Selling
Eight reasons to be optimistic about the market.

Fast Takes
One-day sale success; “underserved” surge; where Forbes sees growth.

Home
High-tech gadgets infiltrate the home.

Cool Tools
Bring e-mail to life; stay on track; a full-size virtual keyboard.

Technology
Vista gets off to a slow start with real estate pros.

Television
Readers dissect what passes for reality in real estate TV programming.

Foreclosures
Law States institute safeguards against foreclosure scams.

Voices
President
Editor
Letters

Commentary
In-house lenders may be your customers’ ticket out of the mortgage market morass.

Last Word
Ellyn Spragins asks famous women to reflect on advice they’d give their younger selves in What I Know Now.


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