Existing-home sales begin seasonal bounce back

Existing-home sales climbed 11.8 percent from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, according to NAR.

Coldwell CEO: Rebranding efforts not ‘out there for a vote’

At the end of the day, Coldwell Banker’s new logo is sticking around regardless of whether people like it, CEO Charlie Young indicated Tuesday.

National Association of Realtors takes on ‘Wall Street Journal’ op-ed

The National Association of Realtors and real estate tech startup REX are duking it out over the value of Realtors in the pages of “The Wall Street Journal.”

Zillow, Realogy support bill for LGBTQ protections in housing

Zillow and Realogy joined 159 other businesses to announce their support of the Equality Act, ahead of its expected reintroduction into Congress next week.

What the bombshell buyer-side lawsuit means for Realtors

In case you missed it, a class action lawsuit was filed with the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday, March 6. If the court rules in favor of plaintiffs, Realtor associations evaporate, the MLS likely dies off and the entire infrastructure of residential real estate has to be remade.

The bombshell lawsuit that could undo the US real estate industry

A homeseller has filed a class action lawsuit challenging a principal tenet of how the real estate industry works in the U.S. as well as one of the main reasons behind the existence of multiple listing services: the sharing of sales commissions between…

Competition from Zillow, AI is the biggest fear among brokers: NAR

Real estate brokerages anticipate big challenges to come from evolving technology and “nontraditional market participants,” according to a new NAR survey.

Here’s what NAR wants in the next versions of Fannie and Freddie

NAR said on Friday that any changes should maintain a host of features such as 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, affordable credit and reliable access to housing for both renters and homeowners.

Pending home sales decline annually for 13th straight month

The National Association of Realtors Pending Homes Sales Index declined 2.3 percent year-over-year in January, the 13th straight month of such declines.  

What the MLS landscape will look like in 2019

In 2019, the number of multiple listing services in the U.S. will dip below 600, and understanding the MLS landscape is a complex task. This article visualizes MLS data to give big-picture context on the relationships among consumers, agents, brokerage…