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NAR’s lobbying playbook: ‘Make friends before you need them’

During a panel about lobbying at the Realtors Legislative Meetings, the trade group explained that building a relationship with a congressperson or senator is like building a relationship with a friend — it takes time and is not a one-way street.
Tags: MLS & Associations, Regulations, Select, Advocacy, Bipartisan, David Wluka, Joe Harris, Lobbying, NAR, National Association Of Realtors, Political Advocacy, RPAC


NAR Window to the Law: TPCA Update on Cell Phone Marketing

In the following video, from the National Association of REALTORS YouTube channel, we learn that real estate professionals may now more freely use their cell phones for marketing purposes without fear of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. This is based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that offers clarity on TCPA limitations.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, U S Supreme Court, NAR, TCPA, National Association of Realtors, General Interest, National Association of REALTORS YouTube


Bubble trouble: 4 stats that’ll give you hope (and 4 that won’t)

There are signs of trouble, but vaccinations are up, spending on home construction is up, and overall, there's reason to believe the market will improve.
Tags: Labor, Cdc, Data, Radio, Pennsylvania, Agent, Zillow, Building, Industry News, Groundhog Day, Centers for Disease Control, NAR, Commerce Department, Punxsutawney, National Association of Realtors, Realtor


No different than an ‘all-white jury’: NAR tackles ethics panel diversity

Discussion around a new hate speech policy from the National Association of Realtors has largely focused on fairness toward those who may be accused of violating the policy. But some members have questioned the lack of diversity among those who will be deciding the outcomes of such ethics complaints.
Tags: Diversity, Radio, Ethics, Hate Speech, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Dei, Troy Green, MLS & Associations, Mantill Williams, Professional Standards, Matt Difanis, Kate Lawton


Religion is no safe harbor, NAR rules in controversial hate speech policy

Some NAR members balked at approving a case interpretation that specifically says a preacher speaking to his congregants would be in violation of the Realtor Code of Ethics.
Tags: Radio, Ethics, Lgbtq, Hate Speech, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, MLS & Associations, Realtor Code of Ethics, Professional Standards, Matt Difanis, Dominic Cardone, John C. Stark, Rick Fiorelli


Texas homebuyers are more diverse, earn higher incomes compared to national average

Texas Realtors releases annual Homebuyers and Sellers Report Austin, TX – April 30, 2021 (PRNewswire) Texas homebuyers are more diverse, while also earning higher incomes compared to national homebuyers, according to the 2021 Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report released by Texas Realtors. The annual report provides in-depth insights into the demographics, motivations and opinions of Texas homebuyers and sellers who had a real estate transaction between July 2019 and June 2020. The report also...
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, News, Radio, NAR, Real Estate News, Texas Realtors, Texas Homebuyers, Marvin Jolly, Texas Profile of Homebuyers


Pending Home Sales Grow 1.9% in March

Key Highlights Pending home sales increased 1.9% in March after two months of decline.Compared to the prior month, pending sales increased nationwide except in the Midwest region.Compared to one year ago, pending sales rose by double-digits in all regions. Washington, D.C. – April 29, 2021 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienc...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, South, Midwest, NAR, Jacksonville Fla, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, San Antonio New Braunfels, Tampa St Petersburg Clearwater Fla, Austin Round Rock Texas


NAR Statement on Wednesday’s Tragedy in Watertown, N.Y.

Chicago, IL – April 30, 2021 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s tragedy in Watertown, N.Y. “The National Association of Realtors® is heartbroken by what occurred this week in Watertown,” said Oppler, a Realtor® from Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of those whose lives were taken from ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, Chicago, Radio, Watertown, NAR, Sotheby, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Charlie Oppler, Oppler, Franklin Lakes N J


A Week In Real Estate News – May 3rd

Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country.   Here are the most recent press releases: Housing Supply Shortage Intensifies, Driving Prices Up 18% Big Budgets From Out-of-Town Homebuyers Are Edging Out Locals in Popular Destinations Like Phoenix & Las Vegas Help is on the Way for Hopeful Homebuyers, According to Realtor.com® Survey Housing Gains Could Grow Black Wealth More Than $500 Billion in a Decade Minorities and Student Debt Holders Purchased...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, NAR, Real Estate News, AgencyLogic, Phoenix Las Vegas Help, Year Ago Zillow


Zillow hits back in REX antitrust lawsuit

Discount brokerage REX filed its antitrust lawsuit in March. But in a new filing, Zillow calls REX's claims "self serving" and without merit.
Tags: Real Estate, Lawsuit, Radio, Rex, Zillow, Trulia, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Brokerage, Select, Commissions, MLS & Associations


Controversial proposal to require addresses on MLS listings is back

NAR will also consider Redfin proposal to allow MLSs in non-disclosure states to exclude the display of sales prices from listing feeds, but not sold listings as a whole.
Tags: Radio, Mls, Doj, Redfin, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Charlie Lee, CMLS, Sold Listings, MLS Committee, Caitlin Mccrory, MLS & Associations, Multiple Listing Issues And Policies Committee, Rodney Gansho, Council of MLSs


3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Real Estate Agent

The National Association of REALTORS has shared the following infographic to help agents with consumers who want to better understand how to work with a real estate agent. It outlines choices in commission models, and explains valuable roles agents play in helping buyers manage transactions. For more infographics like this, visit nar.realtor.    
Tags: Real Estate, Infographic, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, General Interest


Cheaper home purchases by student debt holders could widen wealth gap

Hispanic and Black Americans who purchase lower-priced homes than white Americans can lead to further wealth gaps, according to a study by the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Homeownership, Radio, Mortgage, Wealth Gap, White, Black, Student Debt, Hispanic, Student Loan, Financial Literacy, Michael White, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Jessica Lautz, Down Payment Assistance


Pending-home sales increase following 2 months of declines: NAR

The pending home sales index rose from the previous month in every U.S. region but the Midwest, while all regions saw gains year over year.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage Rates, Midwest, NAR, Markets & Economy, Select, Median Home Price, New Construction, Pending Home Sales, Housing Starts, Low Inventory, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Coronavirus Pandemic, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, U.S. Pending Home Sales Index, Job Recovery


NAR Unveils Mentorship Program Matching Realtors® with Professionals in Underserved Areas

Chicago, IL – April 28, 2021 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® announced today the launch of a mentorship initiative designed to help budding professionals in underserved areas thrive in a real estate career. The program, NAR Spire, will match Realtors® with mentees from historically marginalized communities with the goal of eliminating barriers that have denied opportunities for homeownership and kept people out of America’s real estate industry. “So many Realtors®...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Chicago, Radio, Rochester, Seattle, Memphis, Raleigh, Trenton, NAR, Sotheby, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Durham N C


Minorities and Student Debt Holders Purchased Lower-Priced Homes, Leading to Lost Wealth Accumulation Over Time

Key Highlights Hispanic and Black Americans purchased homes that were 11.2% and 10.6% less expensive, respectively, than White Americans when controlling for household income, home size, location, and down payment help from family.Buyers who had student debt purchase homes that were 18.8% less expensive than those without student debt.Purchasing homes that are significantly less expensive can lead to lost wealth accumulation – and possibly lost homeownership – across generations. Washingt...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, White, NAR, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Mind The Gap, Jessica Lautz, Lautz, Michael White Nottingham Trent University


NAR’s venture capital fund picks Knock, other startups for REACH program

Second City Ventures, which is an arm of NAR, has chosen Knock and seven other startups to be a part of the 2021 REACH scale-up program.
Tags: Technology, Startup, Radio, Venture Capital, Milestones, Goldman Sachs, Docusign, NAR, Landis, National Association of Realtors, Select, Notarize, Feather, Super, Knock, Bob Goldberg


A third of Realtors bought or sold a ‘green’ home in the past year

Thirty-two percent of respondents of a National Association of Realtors survey say they were involved in buying or selling a property that had eco-friendly features in the past year.
Tags: Sustainability, Radio, Public Transit, Energy Efficiency, Agent, Energy Star, Solar Panels, Smart Home, Eco-friendly, NAR, National Association of Realtors, LEED, Markets & Economy, Select, Green Features, NGBS


Housing Market Reaches Record-High Home Price and Gains in March

Key Highlights The median existing-home sales price in March rose by a record-breaking annual pace of 17.2% to a historic high of $329,100, with all regions posting double-digit price gains. The median existing-single-family home sales price jumped 18.4% to $334,500, both historic highs.Existing-home sales fell 3.7% from the prior month to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.01 million as sales in all major regions declined. From one year ago when home sales first started to fall due to t...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, South, Midwest, Burlington, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR, Manchester N H, Sotheby, U S Census Bureau, Springfield Ohio


The Inman Handbook on today’s intense inventory crisis

There aren't enough homes for everyone who wants them. That's driving up prices and stretching agents thin.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Maryland, California, Austin, Radio, Connecticut, Millennials, Agent, Oakland, Zillow, Rentals, Trumbull, Columbia, Redfin, Bay Area


2021 REACH Commercial Cohort Announced

Geek Estate is about celebrating entrepreneurship, focused on real estate tech (residential and commercial). The REACH program, backed by the National Association of Realtors and Second Century Ventures, is a big part of the broader ecosystem. This week, they announced their 2021 Commercial Cohort. The nine companies selected for the 2021 REACH Commercial are: Valcre: an end-to-end appraisal software solution for CRE Remarkably: a marketing business intelligence platform for multifamily housin...
Tags: Startups, Radio, CRE, NAR, Reach, Real Estate Accelerator, SCV, Second Century Ventures, Entrepreneurs and Tech


Real Estate Podcast: The Closing!

In today’s Real Estate Podcast, from the National Association of REALTORS, we 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


As Lease Addendums Rise, Marijuana Businesses Adapt by Purchasing Commercial Property

Key Highlights Members residing in states with legalized marijuana saw an increase in demand for warehouses.Nearly half of those in states that legalized marijuana prior to 2016 have seen addendums added to leases restricting growing on properties.There is an increase in purchasing properties for marijuana-related businesses instead of leasing. Washington, D.C. – April 16, 2021 (nar.realtor) As marijuana becomes legalized in more parts of the country and as an increasing number of states ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Jessica Lautz, Lautz


Why the nation’s largest MLS is declaring Saturday a work day

In a bid to close a pocket listing loophole, CRMLS created the change to prevent agents who publicly advertise a listing on a Friday from waiting until Monday to submit it to the MLS.
Tags: Radio, Mls, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Days On Market, Pocket Listings, MLS & Associations, Crmls, Clear Cooperation Policy, California Regional MLS, The Pls, ThePLS.com


Secretary Fudge Joins NAR, The Memorial Foundation to Honor, Build Upon Dr. King’s Dream of Fair Housing

Washington, D.C. – April 15, 2021 (nar.realtor) Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge joined leadership from the National Association of Realtors® and The Memorial Foundation(link is external) on Thursday for a conversation about fair housing and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enduring legacy in the fight to secure equal housing opportunity in America. “The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing(link is external)” was held as the nation continues its recognition of...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr, Fudge, NAR, Brien, Soledad O Brien, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Real Estate News


Inventory insanity: When will this supply shortage end?

Today's extremes won't last forever, but there's no silver bullet to end the crisis, and it's likely shortages in some form will drag on for years.
Tags: California, Analysis, Radio, Tariffs, Mortgage, Construction, Orange County, Mortgage Rates, Zillow, Pacific Northwest, Industry News, Inventory, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Dan Smith, Windermere


HUD Secretary Fudge to Join NAR, The Memorial Foundation for Fair Housing Conversation

Washington, D.C. – April 14, 2021 (nar.realtor) The Memorial Foundation and the National Association of Realtors® will host a conversation on fair housing tomorrow, April 15, at 2 PM on NAR’s Facebook page(link is external). HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Memorial Foundation President Harry E. Johnson, NAR President Charlie Oppler, JPMorgan Chase & Co Foundation President Janis Bowdler and Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell will join moderator and acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, National Mall, Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr, Urban Institute, NAR, Marcia, Soledad O Brien, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


SentriLock officially launches showing platform

SentriKey Showing Service is among the buzziest new showing management platforms in a space that has growing increasingly crowded in recent months.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mls, Zillow, Industry News, Virtual Assistant, NAR, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, SentriLock, Scott Fisher, Bob Goldberg, Showingtime, MLS & Associations, SentriKey


NAR President: Reality TV shows give buyers unrealistic expectations

Just over half of listing agents believe staging boosts how much buyers will offer, but about the same share don't actually stage. Meanwhile, agents report TV shows leave buyers with impractical notions of how homes should look.
Tags: Radio, NAR


NAR survey shows listing agents divided on staging homes

Just over half of listing agents believe staging boosts how much buyers will offer, but about the same share don't actually stage. Meanwhile, agents report TV shows give buyers unrealistic expectations of how homes should look.
Tags: Radio, NAR



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