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Realtor.com’s new microsite will connect buyers to agents with fair housing training

Realtor.com for Everyone will help renters, buyers and sellers search for agents "committed to working with today’s increasingly diverse communities."
Tags: Technology, Diversity, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Stephanie Singer, Select, Realtor.com, Fair Housing, Realtors Legislative Meetings, MLS & Associations, Mickey Neuberger, At Home With Diversity, Beyond The Block, Fair Housing Policy Committee, Implicity Bias


Pandemic creating new rules for agents, sellers and buyers

Like most other professions and services, real estate agents evolve with changing times. COVID-19 and the need to quarantine and limit person-to-person contact has caused a plethora of changes, ranging from the devastating closure of some business to the delayed re-opening of others (with new safety protocols in place) and the physical morphing of parking lots into outdoor dining rooms. Like other small businesses, real estate brokers have been challenged to pivot, pirouette and plié to keep afl...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Fannie Freddie, California Association Of Realtors, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen, COVID


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


‘V-eerleaders’ don’t want you to see homebuying risks

Case-Schiller indexes. (Graphic by St. Louis Fed) Real estate fans, be wary of “V-eerleaders” trying to convince you “it’s different this time.” Perhaps the pandemic’s most awkward economic twist has been the rush to buy homes after the early days of the lockdowns, which all but shut real estate, no less the broader economy. Let me quantify the feeding frenzy on a Golden State scale: The California Association of Realtors reported March’s statewide record $759,000 median sales price for an ex...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Federal Reserve, Orange County, Gas Prices, Southern California, Burns, Los Angeles County, Golden State, NAR


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


Millennials are getting screwed again by their 2nd housing crisis in 12 years

A housing market marked by low inventory and high prices is pushing homeownership out of reach. Newsday LLC/Getty Images The pandemic, underbuilding of homes, and lumber scarcity have created a historic housing shortage. Tightening inventory is pushing homeownership away in millennials' prime homebuying years. It's the latest economic challenge facing the generation - and second housing crisis. See more stories on Insider's business page. America is running out of houses amid a...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Jefferies, Redfin, Freddie Mac, NAR, Gary Cameron, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Realtors NAR, Hillary Hoffower, Steve Dipaola, Newsday LLC, Fairweather, Daryl Fairweather, Cororaton


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


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


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


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


Millennials are getting screwed again by their second housing crisis in 12 years

A heated housing market marked by low inventory and high prices is pushing homeownership out of reach. Newsday LLC/Getty Images The pandemic, underbuilding of homes, and a lumber shortage have created a historic housing shortage. Millennial demand is further tightening inventory, pushing homeownership away during the generation's prime homebuying years. It's the latest economic challenge facing the generation - and second housing crisis. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Jefferies, Redfin, Freddie Mac, NAR, Gary Cameron, National Association of Realtors NAR, Hillary Hoffower, Steve Dipaola, Newsday LLC, Fairweather, Daryl Fairweather, Cororaton, Gay Cororaton


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


Real estate disruptor sues to break insiders’ commission-pumping scheme

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, among all the paper-shuffling is one seemingly minor detail that brokers have no interest in going over. Hidden in the paperwork is the “broker’s commission,” which is typically frozen at the same percentage in each market, with the cost to buyers essentially nonnegotiable and sellers steered away from lower-commission sales. While apparently intended to give an incentive to sellers’ brokers to negotiate higher prices, the plan works too well. With industry ...
Tags: Etsy, California, Opinion, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, United States, Egypt, Ethiopia, Rex, Seattle, Zillow, Trulia, NAR, King County, Australia Ireland


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


Existing home sales slow further as weak supply chokes off the US housing boom

A house's real estate for sale sign shows the home as being "Under Contract" in Washington, DC, November 19, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Sales of previously owned homes fell 3.7% in March to an annual rate of 6 million units. Inventory crept higher to 1.07 million units but remains close to historically low levels. The supply-demand imbalance continued to lift prices, with the median price climbing 17.2% year-over-year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Home purcha...
Tags: Washington, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Jefferies, Freddie Mac, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Census Bureau, Yun, Lawrence Yun, Saul Loeb, NAR Home, Ben Winck


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


Realtors sell homes. Their trade group backs evictions.

By Ron Lieber Some of the same people in charge of selling you a home have sued to make it easier to evict people from one. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention barred evictions for most renters. The CDC recently extended the moratorium through the end of June. Two very different presidents have signed off on it. But in November, members of the National Association of Realtors — the nation’s largest industry group, known as NAR, numbering 1.4 million real estate professio...
Tags: Business, News, Cdc, Housing, Uncategorized, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Zillow, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Redfin, Glenn Kelman