Bob Goldberg: ‘The Status Quo Is Not an Option’

How NAR’s New CEO Intends to Change the Paradigm An enthusiastic and confident Bob Goldberg is fresh off his first live address as CEO during this week’s National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit. In this exclusive interview, find out how Goldberg is ushering in a new day at NAR, one that is centered on a […]

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Creative Flexibility Key to Attracting Agents

In the following interview, Bill Kratz, co-owner/managing broker, and Robert Foglio, co-owner/director of Operations, HomeSmart Realty Advisors, discuss the advantages of the HomeSmart brand, agent development, and more. Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Always keep the end goal in mind and help facilitate everyone meeting in the middle. Best Time Management Tip: Encourage […]

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Home Prices Surge on Strong Buying Season

Home prices continue on at a clip, surging 6.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The pace outdoes the previous peak observed in the third quarter of 2016. “The 2.2 million net new jobs created over the past year generated significant […]

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Housing Starts Get Tripped Up in July

Home-building activity unexpectedly tripped up in July, with housing starts down 4.8 percent to a rate of 1,155,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 0.5 percent to 856,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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Century 21 Names Nick Bailey President and CEO

Century 21 Real Estate has named Nick Bailey, former executive at Zillow Group, president and CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Bailey, a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry known as a leader in brokerage, franchising, management and technology, will be responsible for building on the brand’s foundation and positioning the brand in global markets. […]

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Experts: Expect a Downturn, but Not Because of Housing

Housing experts questioned in Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey are anticipating another downturn in the next three years, but one set off by a “geopolitical crisis,” not the real estate market. There is a 73 percent chance a recession will happen by 2020, according to the quarterly survey, and of the more than 100 […]

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Go Further With REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE— What would you do with a Master of Real Estate Degree from REALTOR® University? Offering flexible admissions, financial assistance, peer networking and five different real estate concentrations, an accredited Master of Real Estate Degree allows you to grow your business and your career. See yourself succeed at REALTOR® University. The next scholarship application […]

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Builder Confidence in New Construction Climbs Back Up

Home builder confidence in the new, single-family construction market has climbed back up in the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading for August was 68, up four points from July. An above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative one. “Our members […]

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What Keeps You Up at Night? From Commissions to Supply, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange to Address Pressure From All Sides

Brokers: What keeps you up at night? Your concerns will be addressed by some of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders at RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times,” taking place Sept. 12-13 in New York City, in a special session, “What Keeps You Up at Night? Overcoming […]

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Millennials Bank More on Conventional Mortgages

More millennial homebuyers are obtaining conventional financing over FHA financing, relying less on government-backed loans, according to the latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker™. Conventional and FHA—the most common types of mortgage loans for millennials—comprised 63 percent and 32 percent of millennial loans, respectively, in June. “Conventional and FHA loans make up the vast majority of […]

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