Powered by Unity: Working Together to Forge a New NAR

The 2018 NAR Leadership Team photographed in Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the July issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. The search for the next CEO to head the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was an intense process. When it came down to the final few candidates, Bob Goldberg knew […]

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Realtor.com: Days on Market and Prices at Records

Amid nationwide shortages in supply, homebuyers in June had more options, but their choices were fast-moving and pricey, according to data from realtor.com®. The average home was listed for a median $299,000 and sold in 54 days—both new realtor.com records. On an annual basis, inventory in June sunk 4 percent, which is a departure from […]

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Infographic: Baby Boomers Are Market Movers

Baby boomers are the biggest generation of homebuyers behind millennials, at 32 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Profile of Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends. For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Blockchain Won’t Make Real Estate Agents Obsolete

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s impacting the way industries conduct business, especially real estate. Not much is known about blockchain among the general public besides its association with bitcoin. While real estate professionals should pay attention to this new trend—as it will significantly change transactions and data-sharing—it will not make their careers obsolete. Agents […]

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Harvard: Crawl in Incomes Led to Unaffordability

Over the course of the past 30 years, Americans’ earnings and the economy have been on parallel paths, but at mismatched strides. Now, homebuyers are paying for it. Affordability continues to be a headwind for housing, according to the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, which recently released The State of the Nation’s Housing, […]

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Using Technology to Convert Internet-Savvy Leads

In the following interview, Henry Sakowski, broker/owner, CENTURY 21 Action! In Chicago, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, his career, the local market and technology. Region Served: Chicago, Hardwood Heights, Norridge Years in Real Estate: 30-plus Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 175 Favorite Part of Your Job: Collaborating with my agents and […]

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Buyers Deflated by Inventory Woes: NAR

Buyers are holding out hope in peak real estate season, but against the inventory squeeze, their confidence was shaken this spring, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The amount of buyers confident in their housing market prospects stalled at 68 percent, according to NAR’s Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) second quarter survey—identical […]

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Analysis: The Price of a Property Ripe for Summer

With more activities, daylight, outdoor parties and vacations, summer is a precious time of year. Do you have amenities at home that make the most of the season? According to new realtor.com® research, features that scream “summer” can earn homeowners more profit. An outdoor shower, for example, is at a 97 percent price-per-square foot (PPSF) […]

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Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners?

Glitches of early iterations aside, AI-based technology has come a long way, and has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From adaptive thermostats that automatically gauge energy usage and alter temperatures for optimal savings, to smart home speakers that use sophisticated […]

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Fueled by Homebuyers up North, Florida Luxury Markets Sing

There is ceaseless demand for homes in the lowest price tier—but there is also a growing interest in the luxury sector, specifically in the South and West, according to realtor.com® research. As of May, the fastest-growing luxury markets are in the Sunshine State, the research shows. In May, Sarasota County was the No. 1 luxury […]

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