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Mobile marketing strategies for real estate: Responsive design and mobile-friendly website can help capture more business

According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home shoppers use a mobile device during their search. Furthermore, 68 percent of them contacted a real estate professional based on a mobile search. And 21 percent of them found a listing agent based on their mobile search. Show More Summary

Real estate has never been a business that attracts young people

According to the National Association of Realtors’ most recent member survey, the median age of Realtors in 2012 was 57, up from 51 in 2007. Just in case anyone forgets the difference between “median” and “average,” that means about half...

Big brokers want NAR to require that MLSs provide data for AVMs

Big brokers would like to use multiple listing service data to create automated property valuations to sell to financial institutions, and they want the National Association of Realtors to require MLSs to help them do it. That’s according to a...

When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real estate professionals may...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on realtor association/board/MLS reports from across the country, I estimate that US existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annualShow More Summary

Realtor.com frets Samuelson took knowledge of secret projects with him to Zillow

In a lawsuit that seeks to prevent former realtor.com president Errol Samuelson from working for rival Zillow, Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors say Samuelson was privy to two secret, yet-to-be-launched realtor.com projects — one that would provide...

NAR joins push for FAA rule on commercial drone use

Saying regulators are stifling innovation, the National Association of Realtors and nearly three dozen other groups have sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration urging the agency to speed up its process for issuing rules that will govern the...

HouseLogic infographics deemed ‘best real estate social media campaign’

HouseLogic.com, a website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors, has won a social media advertising competition for developing “educational and share-worthy” infographics for the website’s Facebook page. The 2014 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) is put on by the...

Las Vegas Real Estate in March: Year-over-year Non-contingent Inventory up 128%

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 rising home prices andShow More Summary

NAR, realtor.com launch joint marketing campaign

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and realtor.com announced today that they are joining forces to launch a marketing campaign aimed at highlighting the value that Realtors and realtor.com offer consumers. The joint campaign marks the “largest cooperative action of the...

California Realtors’ 2014 ad campaign launches on NBC

Today, the California Association of Realtors rolled out its “Ripple” ad campaign for the second year in a row. The campaign focuses on real estate’s ripple effect on the state’s broader economy and the role of the trade group’s mor...

Welcome to Feudalfornia: the golden sarcophagus and the investor. Acceleration to price out masses.

California housing affordability may seem like an oxymoron.  Many younger buyers are priced out in many markets across the state.  The latest data from the California Association of Realtors (CAR) finds that still only 1 out of 3 families can actually afford to buy a home in the state in which they live.  We also […]

NAR launches Twitter call to action for patent reform

The National Association of Realtors has launched a campaign on Twitter to connect its members to their local senators and urge them to enact patent reform. The trade group supports three Senate bills: the Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, the...

Sales of vacation homes skyrocketed in 2013

Sales of vacation homes surged in 2013 as substantial growth in equity markets furnished more well-heeled households with additional cash to spend on property, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. Vacation-home sales surged 29.7 percent to an estimated 717,000...

New HAR.com launches in beta

The Houston Association of Realtors has rolled out a revamped beta version of its popular website HAR.com. Last week, listing syndicator ListHub announced it would start feeding listings to public-facing websites operated by multiple listing services with HAR as the...

February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

``WASHINGTON (March 27, 2014) -- Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago. Show More Summary

Weaker Pending Home Sales May actually be Stabilizing

In February the NAR (National Association of Realtors) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) confirmed a still slowing home housing market. This morning, PHSI showed the eight consecutive month of decline of contract signings. PHSI is a good future indicator predicting home sales over 30 to 60 days. In February the index was down.8 percent […]

How Bond ETFs Crushed Stock ETFs In The First Quarter Of 2014

Don’t blame weakness in home sales on weather conditions. The National Association of Realtor’s pending home sales index has fallen for eight consecutive months. In fact, you can trace the trouble directly back to when 30-year fixed mortgages pole vaulted from 3.5% to 4.5% in the summer...

Pending home sales fall for 8th straight month

Pending home sales fell for the eighth straight month in February, but there are signs that the recent housing slowdown may be wrapping up, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based...

All-cash sales may be ‘moderating’

Of all the transactions conducted by real estate brokerage ZipRealty in 2012 and 2013, a quarter of them were all-cash deals, the brokerage announced today. But data from ZipRealty’s analysis and the National Association of Realtors indicates the share of...

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