RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

NOV 2012

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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Moving the Industry Forward: Meet NAR Preside Honoring Achievement T his month marks the 17th year of hosting our Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner. Created to recognize those brokers whose success in the prior year earned them a ranking in RISMedia's annual Power Broker Report & Survey, this time-honored event celebrates hard work and great achievement. In recent years, however, the Power Broker Dinner has taken on greater significance in the face of a struggling economy and declining real estate market. Not only are we now celebrating achievement, we're paying tribute to resiliency, innovation and leadership. As we all know, succeeding in the market of the past few years meant overcoming monumental challenges. It took courage, determination and creative thinking. It required a firm grip on reality, an unwavering faith in the future of this business, and a steady commitment to the concept of homeownership. For that reason, this year's Power Broker Event—taking place on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando—stands to be one of the most celebratory ever. After all, this year, we not only celebrate achievement, but the indisputable recovery of the real estate market. While there is still a long way to go, we are heartened by reports of price increases, shrinking inventories, and buy- ers moving off the fence. The challenges certainly haven't disappeared, but we are now motivated by positive news as we move forward. To the hundreds of real estate leaders joining us at the Power Broker Dinner, we tip our hats in admiration. You serve as inspirational examples to real estate profession- als everywhere, reminding us all of the important role real estate plays in the economy at large and in the lives of countless consumers. Watch for our recap of the Power Broker Event—as well as our annual Power Broker Forum taking place earlier that day—in the December issue of Real Estate magazine, as well as online at rismedia.com. Until then, we wish you continued success. Working Togeth ,QVWLOOLQJ &R LQ +RPHRZ John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher

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