ReferralExchange joins NAR Realtor Benefits Program

The new partnership will give NAR members access to ReferralExchanges’ concierge-based lead vetting service.

Is it really possible to sell listings virtually?

The world has changed a lot in the past six months. So has selling real estate. Open houses are banned and physical showings of a property might not even be possible, and they could even put your listing at risk with random people touring a home.

Residential investments dropped nearly 40% in Q2

Gross domestic product data showed a historic drop in the second quarter, even as new unemployment claims continued to rise.

Agent wages are rising, but not everywhere or for everyone

New data shows that as of May 2019 the average U.S. agent salary was $62,060. But wages are moving in different directions in different states.

Pending home sales signal strong market for July and August

The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index increased 6.3 percent year over year in June, according to data released Wednesday.

Pandemic isn’t slowing new agent real estate license applications

Inman collected the latest licensing data from states across the U.S. and found that, despite dire early predictions, there hasn’t been an exodus out of the industry. In fact, after a dip early in the pandemic, some states are seeing an increase in new…

NY congressman announces first-time buyer coronavirus relief plan

Rep. Sean Mahoney’s First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act would allow buyers to use retirement savings to fund their down payment penalty-free.

Median existing-home prices rise for 100th-consecutive month

Meanwhile, existing-home sales in June rebounded 20.7 percent month over month, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Court denies bid to stop NAR’s pocket listing policy

Judge says agents don’t have a right to benefit from the contributions of fellow Realtors while withholding their own listings. In response, Top Agent Network criticizes policy’s exception for office exclusives.

T3 Sixty promotes former NAR executive to chief technology officer

Mark Lesswing first joined T3 Sixty last August to help build the firm’s technology division.