New York real estate board names new president

John Banks, the five-year president of the Real Estate Board of New York announced Wednesday that he’s retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue philanthropic interests. Jim Whelan, the current executive vice president, has been confirmed to succeed Banks. 

Localize partners with 5 real estate companies in NYC

Localize, a startup that uses AI to aggregate neighborhood information for every address in NYC, is partnering with five Big Apple real estate companies.

What NY’s online advertising crackdown means for real estate

New interpretation and enforcement of New York State real estate advertising regulations could drastically change the way third-party real estate websites display listings and lead to fines for non-compliant brokerages.

UrbanDigs strikes new deal to make its NYC listings easier to see

The website, which launched in 2010 and provides market data to agents through a subscription model, is now adding thousands of property listings for consumers from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its RLS service. …

New York Realtors aim to launch comprehensive regional listing service

Thanks to membership by Realtors in the Bronx and Queens, the two associations already cover large swaths of the five boroughs …

Meet New York’s 2017 real estate rookie of the year, Matt Martin

The Real Estate Board of New York honored Halstead Property’s Matt Martin for his fast-track real estate career launched in January …

Zillow Group rejects unified listing feed from New York brokers

It appears the power struggle over real estate listings — and how they’re displayed — is as inflamed as ever in the Big Apple. The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is gearing up to launch a single, centralized syndication feed to distribute list…

Why the term ‘Realtor’ matters in the real estate profession

Marc Davison wrote a piece earlier this week exploring the hypothetical rebranding of the term “Realtor” applied to National Association of Realtors (NAR) members to make the term more relevant to the public …

NYC prices increase while volume falls in Q2, REBNY says

Home prices continue to reach new heights in New York City. According to the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) New York City Second Quarter 2016 Residential Sales Report, the average sales price in the city was a hefty $1.018 million, largely fue…

NYC commercial brokers wary of market’s future, says REBNY

New York City real estate brokers are growing wary of the market’s future, according to the Real Estate Board of New York. REBNY says broker confidence is on the decline largely due to economic concerns and the upcoming presidential election, which are…