Home Prices Still on an Upturn

Home prices are still on an upturn, up 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “A majority of the country saw an upswing in buyer interest at the end of last year, which ultimately ended up putting even more strain on […]

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Market Your Brand With .realtor™

NAR PULSE—Target your niche and increase your visibility online by spelling out who you are and what you do for your clients. Only REALTORS® can get a .realtor™ web and email address—free for the first year, one per member. Don’t wait. Stake your claim today. Learn more. 2018 NAR Member Orientation Video and Digital Materials […]

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Tapping Into Millennial Talent: How Next-Generation Agents Are Redefining Real Estate

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses millennials in real estate. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Participants Lennox Scott, President, John L. Scott Real Estate, Seattle, Wash.   Joe Clement, CEO, RE/MAX Properties, Colorado Springs, Colo.   […]

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NAR Amps Up Efforts to Ensure Implementation of RESO Standards

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has amped up its efforts to ensure REALTOR® association-owned MLSs implement RESO standards. NAR acted after an analysis determined there were many MLSs non-compliant with the standards. Adoption is a policy requirement. Approximately 90 MLSs were notified and given 60 days (from the date of the letter) to respond—roughly […]

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Buyers Caught in Deadlock: NAR

Buying a home is a mark of the American Dream—but even though the desire exists, realizing it is a struggle, according to the Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Homebuyers are hopeful, however. Demand is ever-increasing, and, of aspiring homeowners, the majority do want to own. In 2017, […]

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Fair Housing Is Good for Our Business

NAR PULSE—Pat Combs, 2007 NAR President, shares her experience with housing discrimination during her career, and explains why fair housing is good for our business and clients. Read what Pat and other REALTORS® have to say, and join NAR’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by sharing your own story at […]

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NAR suspends AMP and cuts RPR’s funding

RPR will continue to offer its “core” product via its website and mobile app: a national database with more than 166 million parcels of property …

Pending Home Sales Edge Up

Pending home sales edged up in December, 0.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 110.1 in December, up from 109.6 in November. The Index is based on contract signings. Two of the four major regions in the U.S. saw increases in the PHSI in December, […]

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The Truth About Technology and the Role of a Real Estate Agent

NAR PULSE—In the last 15 years, the “golden age of consumerism” has ushered in unprecedented access to real estate data, yet the perceived value of working with a REALTOR® has skyrocketed. Why and how? Find out here! 2018 NAR Member Orientation Video and Materials Available Online NAR’s 2018 New Member Orientation Materials are now available […]

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Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year, when the rate registered 63.9 percent. The rate was 63.7 percent at the end of 2016. One […]

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