National Association of Realtors backs 6 commercial RE startups

“Wellness” startup and short-term rental management service are among the first commercial class of NAR’s tech accelerator, it was announced Thursday.

International buyers are spending a lot less in the US

A slowing global economy and a shortage of available stateside homes contributed to a slowdown in purchases from foreign buyers, according to a new NAR report.

MoxiWorks brings on former Zillow, NAR execs to help brokers weather ‘tech storm’

Brokerage-owned real estate technology firm MoxiWorks brought on industry veterans Kirsten Wanshura and Heather Glass to act as trusted technology advisers for brokerages.

NAR affordability index dips for the 3rd straight month

The National Association of Realtors affordability index dipped for the third straight month in May, meaning the typical family had less estimated income to afford a home at the national median price, according to data released Friday.

Indie vs. franchise: Which brokerage is best for you?

In the age-old debate of franchise versus indie, the answer lies in vision, priorities and values. Regular contributor Troy Palmquist breaks down the pros and cons of each.

Real Estate Webmasters strikes deal to take over Lone Wolf’s web business

In a deal that could shake up business for thousands of real estate professionals, Real Estate Webmasters has struck an agreement to take over agent- and broker-facing internet services for transaction management firm Lone Wolf.

Lesson Learned: Have a servant’s heart 

Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, NAR 30 Under 30 finalist Khoi Le.

NAR now accepting applications for real estate ‘pitch battle’

The second annual iOi Pitch Battle is a contest in which aspiring real estate tech startups vie for $15,000 and the attention of venture capitalists.

Pending home sales down annually for 17th straight month

The Pending Home Sales Index ticked up from April to May by 1.1 percent but remains 0.7 percent below 2018 levels.

Bombshell suit against real estate firms could get even bigger

Three additional plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit involving the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers.