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Is it really possible to sell listings virtually?

The world has changed a lot in the last 6 months. So has selling real estate. Open houses are banned and physical showings of a property might not even be possible, and they could even put your listing at risk with random people touring a home.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Zillow, Matterport, Redfin, NAR, Virtual Tour, FloorPlanOnline, Kris Cone, 3D Tour, Virtual Listing, 3d Listing, Brandkeepr, Digital Floorplan


Residential investments dropped nearly 40% in Q2

Gross domestic product data showed a historic drop in the second quarter, even as new unemployment claims continued to rise.
Tags: Radio, Gdp, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Mortgage Bankers Association, Markets & Economy, Select, U.S. Economy, Joel Kan, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Pending Home Sales Snapshot – NAR Infographic

Source: nar.realtor In June 2020, pending home sales were up 16.6% month-over-month.
Tags: Real Estate, Infographic, Radio, NAR, General Interest, NAR Infographic


Pending home sales signal strong market for July and August

The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index increased 6.3 percent year over year in June, according to data released Wednesday.
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, Pending Home Sales, COVID-19


Pending Home Sales Mount 16.6% Increase in June

Washington, D.C. – July 29, 2020 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, sustaining two consecutive months of increases in contract activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions experienced growth in month-over-month pending home sales transactions, while the Northeast was the only region to not record increases in year-over-year pending transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-hom...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Federal Reserve, South, Columbia, Tulsa Okla, Northeast, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Cape Coral Fla, Yun, Real Estate News, Greensboro


National Association of Realtors® Launches Exhibit Celebrating Innovative Solution to Veteran Homelessness

Chicago, IL – July 28, 2020 (nar.realtor) In honor of the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Havas Chicago are working together to celebrate the impact of each winner in the communities they call home. Each year, NAR’s Good Neighbor Award recognizes members who make extraordinary commitments as volunteer leaders, improving the quality of life in their communities. In 2019, NAR awarded Mark Solomon, along with four others, the Good Neighbor Awar...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Kansas City, Mark, NAR, John Norman, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kansas City Missouri, Solomon, VCP, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis. Expertise and professionalism are highly valued and can save buyers and sellers time and effort along the way. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this […]
Tags: Radio, NAR, Market Information, real estate San Jose


NAR Stresses Commitment to Racial Equity in Federal COVID-19 Relief Measures

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® wrote(link is external) to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry this week, relaying its commitment to ensure all Americans benefit equally from federal COVID-19 recovery provisions.  “Following the Great Recession, people of color did not experience the same economic recovery as White Americans, [and] Black homeownership rates fell to levels no...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Malta, San Francisco CA, Urban Institute, NAR, Patrick McHenry, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc


NAR Disappointed in Administration’s Final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday unveiled its final rule implementing the “affirmatively furthering fair housing” provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act. Following the administration’s initial proposal in January, NAR publicly commented that the changes threatened to strip away the rule’s original civil rights purpose, as manda...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc


NY congressman announces first-time buyer coronavirus relief plan

Rep. Sean Mahoney's First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act would allow buyers to use retirement savings to fund their down payment penalty-free.
Tags: Regulations, Housing Market, Radio, NAR, First-time Buyer, Sean Mahoney, Coronavirus, CARES Act, First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act, Rep. Sean Mahoney


Median existing-home prices rise for 100th-consecutive month

Meanwhile, existing-home sales in June rebounded 20.7 percent month over month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Radio, NAR, Keller Williams, National Association of Realtors, Ruben Gonzalez, Markets & Economy, Select, Existing-Home Sales, Home Price Growth, Coronavirus, June 2020 existing-home sales, June existing-home sales


Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June

Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions achieved month-over-month growth, with the West experiencing the greatest sales recovery. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transact...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, South, Midwest, Freddie Mac, Northeast, NAR, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco Calif, Yun, Real Estate News


NAR Applauds Congressman Maloney’s First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act

NY Rep’s bill would make COVID-19 relief funds tax-exempt if used toward home down payment Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to cosponsor and support Rep. Sean Maloney’s (NY-D) First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act. The legislation would allow first-time buyers to withdraw funds from their retirement accounts under the umbrella of coronavirus-related distributions to use toward the pu...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, San Francisco CA, NAR, U S House of Representatives, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Maloney, Sean Maloney, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc, NY Rep


Court denies bid to stop NAR’s pocket listing policy

Judge says agents don't have a right to benefit from the contributions of fellow Realtors while withholding their own listings. In response, Top Agent Network criticizes policy's exception for office exclusives.
Tags: Car, Radio, Lawsuits, NAR, Tan, National Association of Realtors, Select, California Association Of Realtors, San Francisco Association of Realtors, SFAR, Vince Malta, Pocket Listings, David Faudman, MLS & Associations, Top Agent Network, Paul Llewellyn


T3 Sixty promotes former NAR executive to chief technology officer

Mark Lesswing first joined T3 Sixty last August to help build the firm's technology division.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Blockchain, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, News Brief, Stefan Swanepoel, Mark Lesswing, T3 Sixty


SentriKey Showing Service – A complete solution

In the above session from Connect Now, Devin Beck and Chuck Shroder introduce the SentriKey Showing Service, a premium service from SentriLock that will be available late summer 2020.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Radio, Agents, NAR, SentriLock, Showings, Connect Now, SentriKey, Chuck Shroder, Devin Beck, Lock Box Solution, SentriKey Showing Service – A Complete Solution, Showing Service, User-friendly Platform


NAR Applauds Administration Effort to Eliminate Duplicative, Onerous Regulations

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta responded following the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda press conference. Of note to America’s 1.4 million Realtors®, President Trump reiterated his commitment to the White House Commission on Barriers to Affordable Housing, which seeks to eliminate impediments to affordable housing, and touted the administration’s move earlier this week to modernize the National Environmental Protec...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, White House, America, Radio, Malta, Trump, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc, NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee Chair


NAR Member Profile: Realtors® Used More Technology, Cited Inventory Constraints

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) Even before the real estate industry was confronted with the coronavirus pandemic, Realtors® had already begun to make sizable increases in their use of technology and online tools in an effort to accommodate clients and advance their businesses. That is according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2020 Member Profile, an annual report that outlines members’ behaviors and characteristics over the preceding year. Research gathered ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Information, Radio, United States, NAR, Facebook LinkedIn, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco Calif, Real Estate News, Asian Pacific Islanders, National Association of Realtors ®, Jessica Lautz, Lautz


Realtors® Commend White House Move to Finalize NEPA Reforms

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the White House finalized its rule to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act. Wednesday’s announcement, which culminated a multi-year review and public comment process, is intended to accelerate environmental reviews under NEPA to ensure U.S. infrastructure projects are completed more efficiently and affordably. “While uncertainty will co...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, White House, America, Radio, Malta, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, NEPA, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc


‘There goes the neighborhood’: The history of race and homeownership

Homeownership is often the single largest factor in wealth-building that creates a generational legacy. But for Black Americans, there have always been more than legal hurdles at stake for land and learning.
Tags: Service, Radio, Hud, Agent, Discrimination, NAR, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Homebuyers, Black Homeownership, Lee Davenport, Anti-discriminatory Practices, Black communities, Black families, Ownership rights


NAR Calls on Housing & Urban Development to Withdraw Disparate Impact Rule

Washington, D.C. – July 13, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® on Monday asked the Department of Housing & Urban Development to withdraw its proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. In the letter(link is external), NAR cites broad national consensus to advance efforts to eradicate racial discrimination while arguing HUD’s revisions place too heavy a burden on the ability of parties to bring legitimate initial dispara...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Supreme Court, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, Urban Development, Malta, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Vince Malta, Department of Housing Urban Development, NAR Calls on Housing amp


NAR, NAHB Partner to Educate Consumers, Members on Home Performance, Sustainability

Chicago, IL – July 14, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace – homes that prioritize comfort, durability, wellness and affordability. Demand for such housing has expanded over recent years, with the number of homes certified to the National Green Building Standard® i...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Chicago, Radio, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, NAHB, National Green Building Standard, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc, NAR NAHB


NAR calls on HUD to protect an anti-housing discrimination policy

In a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of Realtors called for an end to efforts to revise the disparate impact rule.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Hud, Discrimination, Ben Carson, NAR, Select, Vince Malta, Disparate Impact, MLS & Associations


Service is key: Sentrilock readies a new showing platform

Most real estate professionals know SentriLock as the premier lockbox provider in the industry and the official lockbox solution of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The company is a prime example of how market demand and innovative technology can blend to provide the industry with better competition and more options.
Tags: Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, SentriLock


Real Estate Podcast: Secrets of the Pros

The Real Estate Today podcast, presented by The National Association of REALTORS, opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast-paced and fact-packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions. realestatetodayradio · Secrets of the Pros
Tags: Podcast, Real Estate, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Podcasts, Real Estate Today


Strong Majority of Realtors® Say Market Is in Recovery Phase of Pandemic as Buyers Return

Washington, D.C. – July 9, 2020 (nar.realtor) After enduring months of setbacks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey from the National Association of Realtors® shows that more than nine in 10 of its members believe they are in the process of recovering as many states start to reopen their economies. NAR’s 2020 Market Recovery Survey polled agents about their respective residential and commercial real estate markets, finding that 92% of respondents stated that a portion...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun NAR, Strong Majority of Realtors


Should real estate agents disclose if their clients have COVID-19?

The National Association of Realtors and brokers advise agents to have conversations with clients but to refrain from disclosing medical information without prior approval.
Tags: Buyers, Regulations, Radio, Compass, Sellers, Disclosure, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Coronavirus, COVID-19


NAR Applauds Numerous Championed Provisions in THUD Appropriations Bill

FY 21 spending measure invests in fair housing counseling, transportation infrastructure projects Washington, D.C. – July 8, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® applauded the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies for including various protections for America’s homeowners and the U.S. real estate industry in its Fiscal Year 2021 spending bill. The measure, which cleared the subcommittee on Wednesday afternoo...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, Capitol Hill, Malta, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Vince Malta


NAR: Navigating the Current Economy

In the following video, from the National Association of REALTORS YouTube channel, NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, discusses home sales data and how the economy is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Real Estate, Economy, Radio, NAR, Lawrence Yun, General Interest, National Association of REALTORS YouTube


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcases Industry Leadership by Automating Digital Advertising During Pandemic, Enters Multiyear Relationship with Adwerx

Popular program has delivered strong ROI for the leading franchisor, who will build on proven success by expanding its use of the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform Irvine, CA and Durham, NC – July 8, 2020 (PRNewswire) In May of 2019, theBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Automated Advertising Program powered by Adwerx Enterprise launched to the franchise system’s nationwide network of over 50,000 real estate agents, giving every network member access to a suite of digital advertising servic...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, News, Instagram, Australia, America, Radio, Canada, Middle East, Berkshire Hathaway, Chris, NAR, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Durham NC, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News