NAR: 6 Percent Bump in Memberships, With Diverse Entrants

Membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)—which, for agents and brokers, denotes higher standards than what is required by their respective states—has increased in the last year, from 1.22 million to 1.3 million, according to the 2018 NAR Member Profile. Entrants to the industry prompted the rise, with 29 percent of members having less […]

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NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSs

The trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco…

Housing Starts: Ground-Breaking in June Plummets

Home-building in June sharply slid, with overall starts toppling 12.3 percent, and single-family starts tumbling 9.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 304,000 multifamily (five or units or more) starts and 858,000 single-family starts. Additionally, approvals for builds fell 2.2 percent to 1.27 million permits; however, approvals for single-family […]

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Why real estate APIs are the future

The Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) and application programming interfaces (APIs) each have their benefits and challenges, but the latter is the future.

.realtor™ + .realestate: For Your Agents and Everything They Do

NAR PULSE—When your agents do well, your brokerage does well. On September 18, NAR will be launching .realestate, a new unrestricted top-level domain to support everything you and your company does. From Beachfrontproperty.realestate to Luxuryseattle.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Be first in line to swoop up .realestate domains for the neighborhoods and areas of expertise […]

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Traditional Real Estate and the ‘New Normal’

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the evolution of the industry’s “new normal.” Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Madison, N.J.   Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Inside NAR’s $45M plan to renovate its Chicago headquarters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is planning a $45 million facelift to its Chicago headquarters, according to a news report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The renovation will include an 18,000-square-foot office space, conference center and a glass-encased boardroom topped by a halo-like structure adorned with the NAR logo.

How the Trump tariffs are affecting US homebuyers

The Trump administration’s trade policy is putting greater strains on an already inventory-starved real estate market and driving up home prices, according to a trio of real estate economists.

Attend NAR’s Inaugural iOi Summit

NAR PULSE—Save your seat at NAR’s iOi Summit, bringing together real estate professionals, technology innovators and capital investors for the next century of opportunity. Session topics include artificial intelligence, digital employees and regulatory forces affecting innovation in real estate. Register now! Know Your Listing Content Rights Managing and protecting listing content is of paramount concern […]

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Visa Programs Are Important for Real Estate, but Need Reforms to Stay Viable

While not apparent at first glance, many visa programs support real estate markets across the country. Visa holders purchase property, invest in property, keep other properties in good shape, provide capital for development and contribute to and stimulate property markets and economic development. However, these visas face challenges to remain viable: some are linked unfairly […]

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