Existing-home sales climb for 2nd straight month: NAR

Existing-home sales inched up 2.6 percent year-over-year in August, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors.

NAR calls for improvements to the qualified mortgage rule

The National Association of Realtors is calling on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau to improve the qualified mortgage definition and government-sponsored entity patch as well as support an extension before figuring out the long-term solution.

NAR lawsuit is good for consumers

Regardless of the outcome of the mega lawsuit, the sunshine from this legal assault will force the industry to clean up its act. Savvy and progressive industry leaders are using this moment to break from the past and lift the veil of secrecy for consum…

EXp Realty becomes first RESO-certified brokerage

EXp Realty is the first brokerage to be certified by Real Estate Standards Organization, the trade association that governs how data flows in the real estate industry.

6 things you need to understand about FSBOs to win them over

For-sale-by-owners are a unique group of players in the real estate market, and most agents attempt to avoid them. Don’t overlook this bunch because they can be a viable client prospect group for you.

Consulting firm T3 Sixty hires former NAR, Lone Wolf execs

Real estate consulting firm T3 Sixty, the company behind the influential Swanepoel Mega 1000 rankings, announced Thursday that it has hired a pair of new vice presidents who previously worked as executives at the National Association of Realtors and te…

Lone Wolf partners with Updater to offer relocation services

The integration will allow agents who use Lone Wolf’s transaction management tools to offer Updater’s services.

Are brokerages keeping up with homebuyers’ online habits?

According to the National Association of Realtors Real Estate in a Digital Age report, 46 percent of all real estate brokerages say “keeping up with technology” will be their biggest challenge in the near future.

‘You cannot buy that purple toilet’: Curbio wins NAR pitch battle

Curbio, which renovates homes and gets paid at closing, was one of 14 contestants to compete in a “Pitch Battle” hosted by Second Century Ventures.

NAR will have to fight commission battles on 2 fronts

The National Association of Realtors’ bid to transfer the smaller of two bombshell commission lawsuits to consolidate them has failed, likely making the 1.3 million-member trade group’s legal fight more costly.