Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell

Most real estate experts would agree that it’s a seller’s market — inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner higher sales prices than ever before. So, why aren’t homeowners selling their homes? They don’t want to na…

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

Notarize debuts systems for fully automated online closings

Notarize, a digital platform for legally notarizing documents online, has had a transformative year: the company was selected to join The National Association of Realtors’ REach Accelerator program, launched Notarize Mortgage API (for fully automated c…

House Republicans Pass Tax Bill, Real Estate Industry Continues Fight for Homeowners

After much conversation revolving around tax policy, and anticipation from the Republican Party to successfully pass tax legislation by end of year, House Republicans passed their controversial tax overhaul plan in a successful 227-205 vote. President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill on the morning of the announcement to promote the legislation. The Senate will still […]

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Get a Quote, Make a Difference With Liberty Mutual

NAR PULSE—When you get a quote on home or auto insurance from Liberty Mutual, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, they’ll donate $5 to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support survivors of disasters across America. Find out how you can save hundreds on your insurance coverage and give much-needed help to others. Offer is valid until […]

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2017 REBAC Hall of Famers Share Their Secrets to Continued Success

Today, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) boasts nearly 30,000 members and over 25,000 Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designees. As the industry continues to grow and flourish, REBAC singles out certain members performing exemplary acts who deserve special recognition. These outstanding ABR® designees are selected by an independent panel for inclusion in the REBAC […]

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Straight Talk With 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discuss broker challenges and opportunities with NAR 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelist: Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 NAR President; CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty Robert Bailey: A 20-year, sixth-generation REALTOR® from […]

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REALTORS® Conference & Expo Spotlight: Using Data to Understand Real Estate Trends

Rising home prices, affordability problems and a lack of education will affect many segments of the real estate industry, but none more than homebuyer and seller activity. The topic was discussed at this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo, alongside a breakdown of the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. […]

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Pioneering Agent Tackles Intricacies of Team Building

Team structures are becoming an attracting force for some brokerages, and are gaining traction throughout the real estate industry. The reality is that 10 percent of real estate agents nationwide are making around $22,000 per year, while 25 percent are making around $29,000 and 50 percent are making around $44,000, according to the May 2016 […]

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Identity verification app Trust Stamp now free for Realtors

Trust Stamp, an artificial intelligence software company that helps verify a person’s identity, announced at the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo in Chicago that its safety and identification app is now free for all Realtors …