What Today’s Sellers Want

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). NAR has been administering its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey since 1981. The survey has grown from 59 to 131 questions, and gives us great insight into the trends, wants and needs associated with the most significant financial decision of […]

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See You at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

If you’re a REALTOR®, the month of May brings one of the most exciting meetings of the year: the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. For brokers, this major gathering offers many meetings and special events from May 14-19, including opportunities to tour the REALTORS® Trade Expo on May 16 and 17 […]

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Exactly How Big Is the Military Market?

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Current and former military are a huge demographic segment in the U.S. According to the most recent Demographics Report (2015) from Military OneSource, prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) across active duty and reserve populations, there are 2.1 million military personnel. […]

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Chinese, Canadians and Mexicans: Top Foreign Buyers

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). The terms “international” or “foreign” clients encompass two types of clients that real estate professionals may serve. One type are non-resident foreigners, who are non-U.S. citizens with permanent residences outside the United States, and who typically purchase property for investment, vacations, or other […]

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Foreign Investment in U.S. Jumps 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The new survey high indicates […]

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Subscribe to the Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast

NAR PULSE—The Center for REALTOR® Development offers dozens of online courses, the majority of which lead to 14 official NAR designations and certifications. Subscribe to the Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast by July 15 and get $50 off your next course purchase at Center for REALTOR® Development from the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. Act […]

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NAR’s Sustainability Program Releases Inaugural Report

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). In the fall of last year, at the request of its members, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) created a new program to oversee its efforts related to sustainability in real estate. Two key goals of the program are to begin a dialogue […]

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4 Tips for Success with Luxury Clients

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Real estate professionals who work with affluent buyers and luxury homes attest that serving this market niche requires an adjustment in both business methods and mindset. Affluent clients and their advisors are often pressed for time and expect a high level of service […]

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