Is Washington ruining it for real estate?

The perceived headwinds in the housing market aren’t the rising interest rates or supply and demand — they are our politicians. Everything starts with perception, and politicians have encouraged the fear that has crept into our mindset. Here’s what Washington has done to our industry and why we will survive it.

‘People are afraid’: Agents worry wall will squeeze the local market

On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency, which he believes will give him access to border wall funding that congress denied him. Agents are worried.

Trump’s tariffs could drive the cost of homes and remodeling way up

The president’s tariffs could send the price of new homes and remodels soaring by thousands of dollars, but not all economists are convinced by the data.

A top-producer’s 5 simple rules for social media

Agents who implement a concise strategy differentiate themselves, attract more clients and build a revenue-generating brand. Here are some of the social media rules that I follow daily.

What the new Congress means for real estate

Don’t expect sea change coming from the midterm election when it comes to real estate. For one, the housing market, unlike the stock market, does not make sudden moves based on events like elections.

Can Elizabeth Warren’s $500B plan really end the housing crisis?

On Sept. 26, Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced the American Housing and Mobility Act, which aims to close the supply-demand imbalance by 2028. Will it work?

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: There’s too much money in real estate

Glenn Kelman, Redfin’s CEO and president took the helm of the real estate brokerage 13 years ago, this month. He talks to Inman about the ups and downs.

Are your social media posts hurting your real estate business?

International relations, climate change, gun control, health care and natural disasters are just of few of the topics in the news on any given day. We are overexposed to news and information via our social media networks. 

NAR chief lobbyist to retire at the end of 2018

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, a 37-year veteran of the organization, who became its top government liaison in 2001, will retire at the end of the year, he announced Wednesday at the trade group’s midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

Watch NAR and experts discuss real estate antitrust on live stream

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank that has been funded in the past by Zillow, will hold a public forum for experts in real estate to discuss ways to make the industry more competitive.