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The Importance of Connections

March 1, 2012: 

Maybe it’s all the tweeting I’ve been doing (via @realtormag), but 400 words feels like a lot to write about one topic. Instead, a potpourri.

Getting Right Side Up

March 1, 2012: 

Banks can spur a housing recovery by providing underwater borrowers relief through principal reduction.

Recruiting: 5 Ways to Cross the Line

March 1, 2012: 

“Unethical recruiting is rampant these days because of desperate brokers,” says Dave Tina, general manager of Realty One Group in Las Vegas. “I’ve seen brokers saying that the company the sales associate works for is going bankrupt when it’s financially solvent or that it’s been bouncing commission checks when it never has.”

The 6 Most Challenging Code of Ethics Articles

March 1, 2012: 

REALTOR® Magazine ethics columnist Bruce Aydt, general counsel at Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on doing the right thing when faced with the six most challenging articles in the NAR Code of Ethics.

9 Tips for Surviving a Deposition

March 1, 2012: 

With frustration levels high as buyers and sellers navigate short sales and REOs, the chance of getting snagged in a lawsuit is higher than it otherwise might be. Even if you aren’t personally named in a legal action, you could be subpoenaed to answer attorneys’ questions in a deposition if you had a role in a transaction gone bad. Before you’re deposed, here’s what you need to know.

David Sloan Wilson: Darwin in the City

March 1, 2012: 

As an evolutionary biologist, David Sloan Wilson expected to spend his life studying zooplankton. But now his microscope focuses on a broader subject: his hometown of Binghamton, N.Y.