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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®

SCV Announces Early Acceptances to 2022 REACH Australia Program

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, recently announced the early acceptance of three companies as part of the 2022 REACH Australia program. REACH Australia is a scale-up program that helps propel technology companies throughout the real estate, finance, banking, home services and insurance industries in Australia and Southeast Asia. The companies chosen for early acceptance to the 2022 REACH Australia program are as follows: Futurerent:...
Tags: Technology, News, Australia, Southeast Asia, Marketing, Radio, National, Latest News, Industry News, Soho, NAR, APAC, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Reach, Real Estate Technology

Brokers: Videos From RPR Will Help You Learn, Activate and Implement 5 Unique Tools

RPR’s Broker Tools give brokers access to a collection of resources and benefits to help them succeed. This series of video tutorials make it easier than ever to understand and implement five unique benefits: Company Branding, Custom Pages, Affiliated Service Modules, AVM Widget and Deep Links. Watch these videos to learn how to use RPR’s Broker Tools to your advantage! The post Brokers: Videos From RPR Will Help You Learn, Activate and Implement 5 Unique Tools appeared first on RISMedia.
Tags: Technology, News, Marketing, Radio, National, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, NAR, RPR, Real Estate Marketing, Brokers, RPR®, Unique Tools, National Association of REALTORS®

Real Estate Forecast Summit Happening on Dec. 15

NAR PULSE—Join National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun and a panel of experts for this free webinar, Dec. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. They will review 2021 and discuss the forces that will shape the real estate market and the economy in 2022. Topics include economic, housing and commercial market outlooks. Register today! New! REALTOR® L.E.A.D DEI Course The REALTOR® L.E.A.D. learning experience has launched a brand-new course that unpacks diversity, equity and inclusion ...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, NAR, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Brokers, Real Estate Education, REALTOR® Store, National Association of REALTORS®, Real Estate Courses

Updater Raises $60M in Funding to Grow in Relocation Market

Updater Technologies, a technology platform powering the relocation industry, has announced it closed approximately $60 million of funding. Investors in the new convertible note round include multiple long-time backers of Updater, including Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®. Updater has closed approximately $60 million, with an option to raise approximately $15 million in additional capital, for a potential total $75 million convertibl...
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, News, Radio, United States, National, Moving, SoftBank Capital, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, Real Estate News, David Greenberg, Relocation, Real Estate Technology, Josh Abrams

American Pie: The Main Course for 2022?

There are now a record number of real estate professionals with a seat at the table eyeing a piece of the American real estate pie: a delectable dish made up of nearly seven million ingredients we call transactions, stirred in with a tasty sum of $85 billion paid in real estate commissions last year. But before we watch our wallets expand like a holiday waistline, let’s have a look at how the table has been set. Commission InDOJestion There’s nothing like a DOJ investigation to ruin one’s party....
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Millennials Collaborating to Attain the American Dream of Homeownership

The affordability issues in the housing market aren’t going away for younger buyers. The financial challenges hindering millennial homeownership have been well documented between overwhelming student loan debt and record-level home prices. However, some within the cohort are carving their own path to the American dream through teamwork. “Affordability is a key issue for young buyers or first-time homebuyers entering into the market with limited housing inventory, so pooling incomes with a roomma...
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Existing-Home Sales Down YoY, But Monthly Increases Show Low Inventory Not Holding Buyers Back

Existing-home sales, recording a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.34 million in October, bumped down 5.8% compared to last year, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). While they’re lagging behind on a yearly basis, consistent monthly increases show home sales remain relatively stable despite continued challenges impacting affordability, such as low inventory. Single-family home sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million in Oc...
Tags: Feature, News, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Inventory, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Home Sales, Leslie Rouda Smith

NAR Touts ‘Resounding Progress’ on Several Federal Policy Issues

To say it’s been a busy year for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) would be an understatement. From juggling the impacts of the pandemic to vying for investment in housing in Washington D.C., the association has had its hands full throughout 2021. Hundreds of real estate professionals gathered to hear the latest updates on federal issues impacting the industry during NAR’s annual REALTOR® Conference & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Co-presenters at the session i...
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Home Prices Keep Shattering Records: How Can Buyers Cope?

(TNS)—Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes—so much so that home prices shattered all records. Spurred by historically low mortgage rates, lack of inventory and a pandemic-inspired nesting instinct, buyers keep bidding up home prices. The median price of an existing home has topped $350,000 for the first time. The median price of new homes just eclipsed $400,000. This boom is a boon for sellers and a ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, National, North Carolina, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, NAR, McBride, Rust Belt, U S Census Bureau, Bankrate, Consumer, National Association of Home Builders

Housing Markets Likely to Normalize in 2022, Says NAR’s Lawrence Yun

Is the economy back to normal? It’s the question everyone wants answered as we navigate through a semi-return to normalcy amid the pandemic, and it’s the question Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), posed as he opened the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum at NAR’s annual REALTOR® Conference & Expo, this year held in-person at the San Diego Convention Center in California. While several market indicators lagged throughout the pandemic, the ho...
Tags: Feature, News, California, Interest Rates, Housing Market, Radio, Inflation, National, Mortgage, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, San Diego Convention Center, Lawrence Yun

Frenzies and Bidding Wars: Leaders Share Tactics to Win in the Post-Pandemic Market

After a year that relied heavily on Facetime rather than actual face time, real estate professionals are wondering what they should expect in 2022’s post-pandemic market. As market dynamics continue to shift, leading brokers shared how they’ve been planning for the future at RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Forum, held during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo last week. The forum was moderated by John Featherston, founder, president, and CEO of RISMedia, Inc., and York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks. ...
Tags: Feature, News, Business Planning, Radio, National, Baltimore, Facetime, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Dalton, NAR, Baur, Ariosa, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Show Your Leadership In the Real Estate Sector

NAR PULSE—Rise to the top in real estate! Take advantage of .realestate web addresses to help your brokerage expand into the real estate vertical, build market ownership, and dominate geographically. PLUS, every .realestate web address purchase comes with a FREE Professional Website. Get yours today at www.get.realestate. November Is NAR’s Designation Awareness Month Encourage your agents to take advantage of an array of online courses offered by NAR and its affiliates to sharpen their skills a...
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2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Pandemic Fuels Desire to Live Closer to Family

After a full year of pandemic-induced activity, buyers and sellers are prioritizing family and friends during their house hunting process, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR recently released its 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report, which highlighted an entire year of research on buyer and seller activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report found that a critical factor for moving among buyers and sellers was to be near their loved ones. “Realtors® stepp...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brokers, NAR NAR, Jessica Lautz, Lautz

As Real Estate Changes, NAR’s Shannon McGahn Is Always Trying to Stay a Step Ahead

Real estate is a dynamic industry and one that’s only true constant is change. This has been evident to anyone who’s been following the industry since at least The Great Recession. And certainly the pandemic has reinforced that idea. The industry has seen moments of extreme lows and, now, extreme highs. Often, some of this ebb and flow in real estate is impacted by public policy. It serves as a steward that can ensure stability in the market. And behind that policy are individuals like Shannon M...
Tags: Feature, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Housing Market, Power, Radio, Hawaii, House, Fema, San Diego

National Association of Realtors® Installs 2022 Leadership

Leslie Rouda Smith was installed as 2022 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Rouda Smith was NAR’s 2021 president-elect and 2020 first vice president. A broker associate at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in Dallas, Rouda Smith specializes in residential and ranch and country real estate alongside her husband, Brian, and their children, all of whom are REALTORS®. She has been a REALTOR® for 36 years and has served on NAR’s Board of Direc...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, West Virginia, Radio, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Brian, Louisiana, Oklahoma

Gail Hartnett Receives NAR Distinguished Service Award

Gail Hartnett, a REALTOR® from Boise, Idaho, received the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2021 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR’s 1.5 million members. Winners were recognized during the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego. NAR established the award in 1979 to honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and who serve as leaders in their local communities. It is considered the highest ho...
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RISMedia Celebrates Innovation, Perseverance and Achievements at Power Broker & Newsmakers Event

Over 350 of the industry’s most influential real estate brokers and agents gathered last week, on Fri., Nov. 12, for a night of networking, celebration and education at RISMedia’s 25th annual, invitation-only Power Broker & Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, which honors the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report & Survey as well as the firm’s 2020 and 2021 Newsmakers. While the annual recognition of real estate’s “who’s who” carries a longstanding tradition of being a gathering pl...
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2021 REBAC Hall of Fame Inductees Committed to Providing Outstanding Service

In today’s low-inventory housing market, where buyers are vying for homes like never before, the guidance of an experienced real estate professional is a must. But what does it take to be the agent buyers can rely on to help them navigate even the most challenging home-buying experience? According to this year’s REBAC Hall of Fame inductees, it begins with the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation. Awarded each year by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), the coveted des...
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New Exclusive Offers Let REALTORS® Fly

Through two exciting new partnerships, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR Benefits® Program now gives members access to exclusive offers on travel solutions and professional development. The NAR Travel Club provides custom travel club services through Panorama Travel Solutions and the Residential Real Estate Council’s Broker Solutions offers special discounts off full-priced education programs for REALTORS®. NAR Travel Club To increase the value of NAR membership and provide new...
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Most Metro Areas Saw Double-Digit, Home-Price Growth in Q3

Median sales prices for existing, single-family properties increased in the third quarter of 2021, primarily driven by high homebuyer demand and persisting supply shortages, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of REALTORS®. The report also found that 78% of 183 markets experienced double-digit, year-over-year price growth—fewer than in the previous quarter (94%). Key findings: Median sales price of single-family existing homes increased 16% YoY to $363,700. Re...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Mortgage Rates, Affordability, Latest News, Industry News, Northeast, NAR, Salt Lake City Utah, Boulder Colorado, Ocala Florida, National Association of Realtors, Yun

Receive $500 Credit Per Course With NAR Academy (Value over $1,000)

NAR PULSE—At the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, emerging issues and key advancements. NAR members receive a $500 scholarship for each eligible course. Share with your agents! RPR® Celebrates 10K Broker Tools Registrations Coinciding with its 10-year anniversary, RPR® (Realtors Property Resource®) hit the 10,000 mark for Broker Tools registrations! RPR® Broker Tools offer broker/owners a full suite of features to help brok...
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SCV Opens Applications for 2022 REACH UK Program

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has opened applications for the 2022 REACH UK scale-up program. SCV, the most active global venture fund in real estate technology, operates the award-winning REACH technology scale-up program across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. “We are extremely proud of the success of the inaugural REACH UK program and the caliber of innovation we have helped bring to the global stage,” said Va...
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November Is a Perfect Time to Expand Your Credentials

Perspective and experience have defined my path as a professional. As a homeowner, former REALTOR®, lifelong learner and a leader for the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD), I am grateful for a unique outlook on the real estate industry. Being responsible for the success of the 10 designations and certifications that CRD offers has given me a deep appreciation for the value agents can gain from earning credentials. For me, raising agent awareness about the importance of credentials happens ev...
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Year-End Outlook: Climbing Mortgage Rates Strain Buying Power in 2022

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.  Homeowners will likely look at the past year of mortgage rate performance with fondness or even regret as the days of historic lows fade. Based on recent Freddie Mac reports, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRM) at 3.14%, are breaking from months of sub-3% lows that captured headlines throughout 202...
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, News, Interest Rates, Housing Market, Economy, Cnn, Austin, Radio, 2022, National, Mortgage, Lending, Federal Reserve, Seattle, Mortgage Rates

What REALTORS® Need to Know About Risk Rating 2.0

On Oct. 1, 2021, FEMA began implementing a new flood insurance pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0. The rate changes affect new flood insurance policies but will not apply to existing policies until April 1, 2022. It is already clear that Risk Rating 2.0 is producing National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rates that more accurately reflect each home’s specific flood risk, but some owners of higher value properties have expressed concern. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Risk Rating 2.0 r...
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NAR Annual Conference Happening Next Week

One week from today, REALTORS® from across the country and around the world will gather in San Diego for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual conference, the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. “Rise and Shine” serves as the theme for the association’s first-ever hybrid—in-person and virtual—event. Participants from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and 45 countries will interact with 250 exhibitors at the industry’s largest trade show and choose from 80 educational sessions on a wi...
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See Your Social Status Soar With Fly Posts From NAR + Photofy!

NAR PULSE—Boost your brand and increase engagement with custom-branded, ready-to-share social templates from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) + Photofy. Download the Photofy App today and share with your members. Meet Drew Brees at NAR Booth #1531 If you’re attending the 2021 REALTORS® Expo and Conference in San Diego, visit NAR Booth #1531 on Sat., Nov. 13 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to meet and have a photo taken with Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. Regional Rally for RRF REALTORS® ar...
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, News, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Radio, San Diego, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, RRF

Incoming NAR President Discusses How Working Together Brings Out the Best in Others

2022 NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith Brings Optimism and a Passion to Inspire to New Role Rouda Smith The end of 2021 signals a new beginning for The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) leadership. Taking the reins this year is association veteran Leslie Rouda Smith, who’s been on a trajectory to lead the organization since before she even graduated high school. Here, Rouda Smith tells us about her plans for the year ahead. Caysey Welton: Leslie, you’ve been in real estate for more than...
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Introducing Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 NAR President

This month’s National of Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces NAR’s 2022 President, Leslie Rouda Smith. Cindy Ariosa Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia; Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, the National Association of REALTORS® Leslie Rouda Smith REALTOR®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate 2021 NAR President-Elect Cindy Ariosa: Leslie, as you look ahead to your term as National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)...
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