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June 2008: Print Magazine Table of Contents



Real Life

One-Stop Shopping
There’s little downside to offering consumers affiliated services for residential settlements, a survey shows.

Congress can break the cycle of hesitancy among buyers.

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

Your NAR
NAR acquires a web portal for commercial real estate.
The first 26 participants of nar’s leadership academy look to the future.

Using “MLS” in a web URL may not present a true picture of a professional’s services.

In Court
E-mailed communications can be binding.

Fast Takes
Past NAR treasurer Bruce Wolf dies.
Renters face mounting challenges.
NAR praises HUD nominee steve preston.

Cool Tools
Lawn frames get an upgrade.
Eye-Fi card shares pics without cables.
Clip-tabs unite sticky notes and paper clips.


30 under 30: Setting the Pace
When you’re young, what does it take to be successful in a challenging market? our diverse class of 2008 highlights its members’ on-the-job adaptability. ‘

Voices of Experience
Five veterans of real estate sales cycles with a combined 156 years of experience share their observations and perspective about today’s marketplace.

Work Smart Series: Listing ABCs
with competition for listings as sharp as it is, these guidelines from coaches and top pros will help your presentations stand out.

For Brokers

Sales Associate Pay: Our compensation survey reveals surprising facts about associates’ priorities.

Allison James Estates and Homes Inc.

Blogging: Thinking about starting a blog for your brokerage? Here’s a way to weigh the benefits.

Home price declines might not be as bad as the financial press says they are.

Last Word: Ivanka Trump
She may work for her dad Donald, but don’t assume that developer Ivanka Trump’s days are idle.

At the Web Site:

Video: 30 Under 30 Cover Shoot
Watch the behind-the-scenes video of the making of this month’s magazine cover. You’ll meet five energetic “30 under 30” honorees and hear their tips for finding a niche that works.

Scripts: Get That Listing
Sellers need your help more than ever, but they’re wary about putting their home on the market. Four sample scripts will help you overcome objections that stand in the way of new listings.

Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide
Ready for a camera upgrade? Check out a slide show of hot new products in a variety of price ranges, plus get advice on creating a photo book for your listings.

Mr. Internet: Best Practices for Online Leads
A well-thought-out strategy for responding to e-mails is central to your success with today’s web-savvy buyers and sellers.

Sales Coach: Being Your Own Boss
It’s what drove you into the real estate business, but it turned out to be more work than you expected. Learn how to manage your most difficult employee — you.

Architecture Coach: Conservatories
More than a space to raise plants, these glass-enclosed rooms are also a popular place for home owners to entertain and relax.


Speaking of Real Estate
Editors’ Insights on the Latest News: REALTORŪ magazine editors share their thoughts — and invite yours — on today’s real estate market.

Weekly Book Scan: Tax Tips for the Self-Employed
Learn about tax write-offs that could save you big money when you file in 2009.

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