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Coming Soon on Hulu: Season 2 of First-Time Buyer by the National Association of REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home in First-Time Buyer, streaming Dec. 25 on Hulu. Catch up on season one today and share with your agents! Encourage Your Agents to Enroll in the L.E.A.D. Courses Developed by top REALTOR® leaders exclusively for aspiring to seasoned REALTOR® leaders, the Building Blocks, Road Map, Vision and DEI courses equip participants with the practical skills, concepts, knowledge and pract...
Tags: News, Marketing, Radio, National, Hulu, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Education, REALTOR® Store, National Association of REALTORS®, Real Estate Courses, Realtor Benefits

Registration Open for Brian Buffini’s Annual ‘Bold Predictions 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook’

Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, will continue to navigate what the future holds for real estate, and what agents need to do to succeed, in his annual “Bold Predictions” market outlook, on Mon., Dec. 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT). The online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook,” will also include an interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTOR...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Forecast, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Brokers, Brian Buffini, Buffini & Company, Buffini

Windermere distances itself from anti-LGBTQ Missoula pastor

Attorney for Brandon Huber, the Realtor at the center of the controversy, says "Windermere's woke corporate office in Seattle" unlikely to have an impact on Huber’s status with his local franchise.
Tags: Radio, Seattle, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Huber, Windermere, LGBTQ rights, Brokerage, Select, NAR Code of Ethics, Geoff Wood, MOR, Ryan Weyandt, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Missoula Organization of REALTORS, Brandon Huber

REALTORS® Take the Lead Before the Need

There is no question that REALTORS® have a passion for giving back, and that generous spirit was never more evident than in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on our nation. Our world as we knew it was shaken to its core and REALTORS® jumped into action to create the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), raising $8.4 million from REALTORS® and others, vowing that no American should be at risk of losing their home because of the loss of a breadwinner in a terrorist attack on American so...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, New York, News, California, Radio, Arkansas, Michigan, National, Louisiana, Agents, Natural Disasters, Michael Ford, Latest News, Industry News, NAR

A Week In Real Estate News – December 3rd

Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country. Here are the most recent press releases: Home builders Are Still Playing Catchup During Construction Boom Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Appoints Laura Stace as Vice President of Luxury Marketing Mortgage Lending Declines At Unusually Fast Pace Across U.S. During Third Quarter Of 2021 Redfin Reports For-Sale Home Supply Hits All-Time Low Realtor.com® 2022 Housing Forecast Reveals A Whirlwi...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Berkshire Hathaway, Zillow, NAR, Fannie Mae, Real Estate News, AgencyLogic, Laura Stace, Conforming Loan Limits Earth Tones

Job Growth Appears Slow But Construction Industry Continues to See Progress

While job growth didn’t meet expectations in November, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since February 2020, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The unemployment rate continued to plunge and is now at 4.2%, which is actually below March 2020 levels when the ugly COVID virus came to the country. This measurement should be taken with a grain of salt, however, since many Americans are not showing up in the statistics. Only those who are searching f...
Tags: Real Estate, Jobs, News, Labor, Mba, America, Radio, Jobs Report, National, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Yun, Real Estate News, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mortgage Bankers Association

Government Funding Extended, Averting Shutdown

A potential government shutdown was avoided today following President Joe Biden signing off on legislation late Friday afternoon, extending government funding until Feb. 18. The bill-signing came following an eleventh-hour decision by Congress Thursday, before heading to the president’s desk today. The move also averted potentially devastating impacts on the real estate industry.  December will be a busy time for lawmakers who still have another critical fiscal decision regarding the gover...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Congress, Joe Biden, Radio, United States, National, Seattle, Government Shutdown, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Gardner, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Windermere Real Estate

Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In April 2020, the share of women aged 25 – 54 in the labor force who were working dropped to the lowest level seen since March 1984. The strides women made through th...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Leadership, News, Radio, Dolly Parton, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brokers, Lead Story

Real Estate Podcast: Staying Warm!

In today’s Real Estate Podcast, from the National Association of REALTORS, get the latest news and information about the real estate market from experts who open doors to the American Dream of home ownership.
Tags: Podcast, Real Estate, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Podcast, Real Estate Podcasts

The Impact of Student Loan Debt: Is Now the Time for Governmental Action?

A new study from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) shows that student loan debt is delaying 60% of non-homeowning millennials from purchasing their first homes. The survey further demonstrates that 51% of all holders of student loan debt have had home-purchase delays because of it. Overall, the Federal Reserve estimates that Americans have a total of $1.73 trillion in student loan debt. Congress and the White House are looking for ways to solve what many are calling a full-blown crisis...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Congress, White House, Radio, National, Student Loan Debt, Federal Reserve, Advocacy, Latest News, Industry News, Department Of Education, NAR, Real Estate News, Congressional Democrats

DOJ to appear in court in appeal of pocket listing lawsuit against NAR

The agency, which is currently investigating the trade association's Clear Cooperation Policy, says it's defending its interest in the application of antitrust laws to the real estate industry.
Tags: Radio, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Doj, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, PLS, Pocket Listings, MLS & Associations, Clear Cooperation Policy, Pls.com

The commission front: How to get more and defend it

Here's how to make more money and keep it in your pocket — plus, get a rundown on NAR’s commission changes from Inman’s expert.
Tags: Service, Radio, Commission, Teams, Agent, NAR, Inman, National Association of Realtors, Select, Bernice Ross, Dani Vanderboegh, Objection Handlers, Andrea Brambila, Defend Your Commission, Jimmy Burgess

Emerging Tech: AI and 5G Will Be Game Changers for Real Estate

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate, supplementing agent and broker efforts to build relationships and provide value to homebuyers, sellers and investors. While the last decade has seen significant tech growth, industry experts addressed the future of its applications in real estate at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual REALTOR® Conference & Expo, this year held in person at the San Diego Convention Center in California from Nov. 12-15. The consens...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Radio, National, Ai, Agents, Griffin, 5g, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, San Diego Convention Center, Conroy

NAR to Host Forecast Summit on Dec. 15

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be hosting its Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET, taking a look at the economy and residential and commercial real estate markets. During this free, two-hour webinar, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun will be joined by speakers across several industry organizations, think tanks and universities. Their review of 2021 and a look ahead into 2022 will cover: Economic Outlook Housing Market Outlook Profile of Home ...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Forecast, Webinar, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Real Estate Webinar, Real Estate Event, National Association of REALTORS®, Virtual Event

How the Past Informs the Future

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how Chris Kelly tackles top-of-mind topics in 2022. Moderator: Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia; 2021 Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Panelist: Chris Kelly , President/CEO, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dallas, Texas; 2022 Broker Relations Liaison (NAR)     Cindy Ariosa: Welcome aboard...
Tags: Texas, News, Business Planning, Radio, Mls, National, Chris, Latest News, Industry News, Success Tips, Chris Kelly, Dallas Texas, NAR, Cindy, National Association of Realtors, Chantilly Virginia

‘Is the Bible hate speech?’ NAR hate speech provision faces first big test

Realtor Brandon Huber is under fire for pulling his church's support of a food bank during Pride Month. Now, the Missoula Organization of Realtors has to determine if it's religious freedom or hate speech.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Agent, Hate Speech, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, LGBTQ rights, Select, NAR Code of Ethics, MLS & Associations, Ryan Weyandt, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Missoula Organization of REALTORS, Brandon Huber, NAR Standard of Practice

Year-End Outlook: Price Growth to Cool as Affordability Challenges Persist

Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022.  Depending on whom you ask, the past year of home price gains may have been a boon or a bust. Home prices rose by nearly 20% over the past year under a perfect storm of a widening supply and demand gap in addition to pandemic-induced influences. On the one hand, sellers have benefited from heated c...
Tags: Feature, News, Radio, Teams, National, Seattle, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Gardner, Bowers, Consumer, National Association of Realtors, Gardners, Pappas

NAR President Applauds FHFA Raising the Conforming Loan Limits

Washington, D.C. – December 1, 2021 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Leslie Rouda Smith issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) yesterday unveiled 2022 loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. GSE loan limits rose by 18.05% to $647,200 nationally and $970,800 in high-cost markets, while an announcement from the Federal Housing Administration is expected in the coming weeks. NAR’s latest Existing Home Sales report showed the media...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Freddie Mac, FHA, NAR, FHFA, Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Leslie Rouda Smith, Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA, Freddie Mac GSE

‘Highly uniform’ commissions designed to thwart competition: study

The Consumer Federation of America pushes for an end to the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers to spur price competition.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, CFA, Consumer Federation of America, Select, Mls Data, Stephen Brobeck, MLS & Associations, Buyer Broker Commissions, Real Estate Commissions, Buyer Agent Commissions

Reimagine just-sold cards: 12 strategies for a business boost in 2022

Here, Inman columnist Bernice Ross looks back at 2021, rounding up the best tips, strategies and scripts that you'll need to generate more leads, ramp up your business and hit the ground running in the new year.
Tags: Social Media, Service, Radio, Agent, Columns, Zillow, Lead Generation, NAR, Inman, YouTube Videos, Lead Gen, Brokerage, Select, Zestimate, Buyer Leads, Bernice Ross

Half Off Per Course – Expand Your Knowledge With NAR Academy

NAR PULSE—At NAR Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, emerging issues and key advancements. National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members receive $500 toward each eligible course. Enroll today and share with your members. Agent Uses RPR® Reports to Find Sellers REALTOR® Julie Toy sends emails, along with RPR® Seller’s reports, to her previous buyer clients to celebrate their “houseaversary.” This technique has spurred past buyers to become “now” sellers. Register T...
Tags: News, Radio, National, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, RPR, RPR®, REALTOR®, Real Estate Education, National Association of REALTORS®, Real Estate Courses, Realtor Benefits, NAR Academy

2021: The Legislative Year in Review

After throwing out the legislative playbook just weeks into 2020 due to the pandemic, it was back to full steam ahead for our advocacy goals this year. And 2021 was not for the weary in Washington. The year began with a sixth major COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Plan. The bill continued policies supported by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) that protected our members’ health and economic well-being, including benefits for sole proprietors, the self-employed, small business own...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Legislation, Radio, Idaho, House, National, Bob, Biden, Ada, Grant, Advocacy

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Calls on NAR to Remove Member for Alleged Hate Speech

The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is asking the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Montana Association of REALTORS®, the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® and Windermere Real Estate to disassociate themselves from a Missoula REALTOR® based on what it says are discriminatory actions. According to reports, the incident took place this past June when Missoula, Montana-area pastor and part-time real estate agent Brandon Huber withdrew his church from a food-assistance program that distribut...
Tags: News, Radio, Hate Speech, Smith, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Missoula, National Association of Realtors, Huber, Thorpe, The National Association of Realtors, National Association, Missoula Montana, Windermere Real Estate, Leslie Rouda Smith

Inman Top 10: The biggest stories in the month of November 2021

Zillow iBuyer news, NAR policy changes and a whole lot of opinion top this month's most-read story list, as determined by Inman website visitors. Catch up quickly! Here's the Inman Top 10 stories for November 2021.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Zillow, NAR, Inman, Inman Top, Inman Top 10

Regional Spotlight: Northern Virginia Homes Prices Climb as Inventory Drops

Differing from the nation’s overall housing market, home sales in Northern Virginia were down slightly in October from September; however, prices continued to grow while inventory shrank from October 2020, mirroring the national market, according to the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR). Locally and nationally, homes sales decreased from the frenzy of October 2020. “Price and availability are the housing stories of the year—both for our market and nationally. One goes up as the o...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Virginia, Selling, Housing Market, Radio, Supply, Realtors, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, Inventory, Northern Virginia, NAR, McLaughlin, National Association of Realtors

Pending Home Sales Rebounded in October

Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding from September’s decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, contract activity increased monthly in each of the four major U.S. regions. However, on a yearly basis, two regions (West and Northeast) reported drops and two others (Midwest and South) increased. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which is a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 7.5% to 125.2 in October. An index o...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Realtors, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Midwest, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR

After brief dip, pending home sales bounce back stronger in October

The number of contract signings grew 7.5 percent from September to October, the National Association of Realtors reports.
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Pending Home Sales

Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5% in October

Key Highlights Contract signings increased 7.5% in October from September, a reversal of last month’s decline. Compared to the prior month, contract signings increased in all regions.Compared to one year ago, contract signings were 1.4% lower.  Washington, D.C. – November 29, 2021 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding after a decline the month prior, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Contract activity rose month-over-month in each of the four ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, South, Midwest, NAR, Jacksonville Fla, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Tampa St Petersburg Clearwater Fla, Dallas Fort Worth Arlington Texas, Orlando Kissimmee Sanford Fla

Is Oregon’s ban on love letters in legal trouble? The Real Word

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss a lawsuit that's fighting Oregon's ban on love letters, top changes from the NAR annual conference and Real Estate Creative's social media content.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Oregon, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, NAR, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine

Window to the Law: Criminal Background Checks and Fair Housing

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. Overly broad bans on renting to individuals with criminal records may lead to costly fair housing violations. Watch the latest Window to the Law video from NAR to learn tips on how to review your criminal record screening policy to...
Tags: Feature, News, Law, Radio, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Brokers, Fair Housing, Background Check, Lead Story, Real Estate Education, National Association of REALTORS®

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