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NAR-backed agent ratings pilot program in California, Illinois, Florida fizzles

An agent ratings pilot program backed by the National Association of Realtors has ended without being renewed after reportedly low adoption rates by agents and lack of support for the program at the national level. In August 2012, survey-based agent rating...

Alex Perriello: MLSs should consolidate via acquisition

Consolidation of multiple listing services should happen “through acquisition,” with larger MLSs taking over smaller ones that aren’t able to adapt, Alex Perriello told attendees at the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Leadership Summit. Perriello, president and CEO of Realogy Franchise...

What if .realtor domains turn Google into AgentMatch?

What IF 500,000 members take the National Association of Realtors up on its offer of a domain, and what IF a sizable chunk of that group take up on its offer to host their profile pages...

Link between MLS data sharing and home prices about to be put to the test

Outside agents from the Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties are worried that the withdrawal of the California Desert Association of Realtors from a regional MLS database will hurt home prices in the Coachella Valley and make it harder for...

Wise Bread Reloaded: Real Estate Market Rebound?

This week the National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes rose 2.3% in July, to the the highest they've been in 10 months. Even better? Fewer of those recent sales were for underwater or foreclosed homes. Prices,...Show More Summary

US existing-home sales rev up in July

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Sales of existing US homes rose in July to their fastest pace in almost a year amid building momentum in the housing market, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Sales of existing homes, the largest part of the market, rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units in July, the highest rate since last September, NAR said. Show More Summary


Existing-home sales climbed to their highest pace of the year in July as slower price growth inspired more purchases, the National Association of Realtors reported. The trade organization on Thursday reported total existing-home sales...Show More Summary

U.S. existing home sales rise at fastest pace in 10 months

The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units. Home resales dropped in the summer of 2013 after the Federal Reserve signaled it would dial back its monetary stimulus for the economy, pushing mortgage interest rates higher.

NAR Announces Launch of .REALTOR Top-Level Domain

The National Association of Realtors®’ new.REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23, 2014 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Those .realtor domains you’ve been hearing about for years will launch by Halloween

Starting Oct. 23, more than 1 million Realtors will be able to sign up for Web addresses with the top-level domain, the National Association of Realtors and the Canadian Real Estate Association announced today. After a yearslong application process,...

NAR said to ask regulators to stop Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia

The National Association of Realtors reportedly wants federal antitrust regulators to block Zillow’s planned acquisition of Trulia, but there are no signs that the Federal Trade Commission plans to intervene. Zillow and Trulia — the two biggest real estate search...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on reports released so far by local realtor associations/boards/MLS, I estimate that US existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual...Show More Summary

State O' the Market: The Average LA Home is Totally Unaffordable at Average Income

Shocker: Though the Southern California housing market isn't exactly booming anymore, it remains insanely high-priced. Have you readjusted your monocles? A new study out by the National Association of Realtors, via the LA Times, reveals that Los Angeles is the...

Texas Realtors won’t provide member info to competing statewide Realtor site,

The executive board of the Texas Association of Realtors has turned down a request from the Houston Association of Realtors for membership data that would have been displayed on the Houston association’s consumer-facing website, The move limits which Texas...

Sacramento Mayor Overcomes Sex Abuse Accusations, Aims for More Power

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has gained more support for his proposed "strong mayor measure,” with endorsements from the Sacramento Association of Realtors and construction workers' union Laborers Local 185. Known as Measure L, itShow More Summary

The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners Isn't Millennials - It's the Middle-Aged

The latest Census data shows homeownership is still falling for young adults, and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the share of first-time home-buyers is slipping. While the housing market is clearly improving,...Show More Summary

Las Vegas Real Estate in July: YoY Non-contingent Inventory up 55%, Distressed Sales and Cash Buying down YoY

This is a key distressed market to follow since Las Vegas has seen the largest price decline of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported GLVAR reports median local home price...Show More Summary

Bankruptcy, foreclosure may prevent broker from leading Florida Realtors

A Broward County broker who was on a path to become the president of Florida’s statewide Realtor association several years from now may end up being derailed by a bankruptcy filing, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 2013 bankruptcy filing...

NAR’s social media maven returning to her brokerage roots

Heather Elias, the National Association of Realtors’ director of social media and a well-known real estate industry personality, is joining the fast-growing Washington, D.C.-area brokerage Century 21 Redwood Realty. She starts Sept. 1. As vice president of industry relations, Elias will oversee the...

NAR Advises Realtors to Get Tough in Negotiating with Property Portals

In an Internal News Service special report, National Association of Realtors is advising its members to be more stringent in their negotiations with property portals, listing points which members can take, to ensure more accuracy in online listings.

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