Study: 90% of consumers used an agent in 2018

That’s the highest rate of consumers using an agent since the report’s inception in 2001 (when 81 percent of consumers used an agent) and a 5 percentage point increase from the last REAL Trends consumer study in 2014 (85 percent).

Study: 90% of consumers used an agent in 2018

That’s the highest rate of consumers using an agent since the report’s inception in 2001 (when 81 percent of consumers used an agent) and a 5 percentage point increase from the last REAL Trends consumer study in 2014 (85 percent).

Number of Realtors nears all-time high

The number of Realtors documented by the trade group surged to 1.367 million in October 2018, the highest since 2006 and the onset of the financial crisis.

Globe-trotting for-sale sign lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy finds its way from France to New Jersey

After a six-year trip around the world, a Realtor’s sign washed away during Hurricane Sandy has finally made the long journey home to New Jersey.

A Realtor posted ads about a dead driver and a prisoner of war — and the reaction was swift

“Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR,” reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. “He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!”

What I’ve learned from being part of a Realtor’s association

“Realtor” is a term and a title that involves a great deal more than merely selling homes. I’ve been a very active, dues-paying member of the real estate industry for many years, but it wasn’t until I attended a recent C.A.R. event that I became even more enamored with my field.

An Atlanta agent takes Knock, OfferPad and Opendoor for a test-drive

Some say Knock, OfferPad and Opendoor are the wave of the future — that they are “coming for real estate” — but as a Keller Williams agent, I’m not so sure that’s the case.

NAR allows tougher sanctions for Realtors who violate Code of Ethics

On Saturday, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) approved changes to the trade group’s professional standards that allow state and local associations to more frequently publish to their members the names of Realtor Code of Ethics violators and include photographs of the violators — if they want to.

Realtors share what’s on their minds at NAR conference

As thousands of Realtors flock to the nation’s capital for the annual National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, there’s an array of topics on each attendee’s mind.