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Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

Recent observers have noted the often-coercive nature of membership in a Realtor association. Real estate agents and brokers want to do business, and in order to do that, most need access to their local MLS. Most of the nation's 800 or so MLSs are operated by Realtor associations and association membership is often required for MLS access...

Pending home sales rise less than expected

Pending home sales rose 0.2% in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. Lean housing inventory continued to slow contract signings everywhere except in the Northeast. Year-over-year, pending sales rose 0.3%, not seasonally adjusted. Economists had forecast that pending sales rose 1.2% month-on-month, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

5 lessons for brand new agent success

In this article, we will discuss five realistic, time-saving, career-saving, dream-manifesting lessons for getting on your feet in real estate. According to The National Association of Realtors, that only about 10 percent of newly licensed agents will still be in the business after two years...

International buyers still choosing Florida, NAR says

Despite the all-cash disclosure rules active between March and September 2016 in Miami, the National Association of Realtors says Florida remained one of the biggest international buyer destinations over the last year...

Existing-home sales jumped in June — thanks to first-time buyers

There's finally some good news on the first-time homebuyer front: The share of first-time buyers purchasing homes in June 2016 was the highest recorded since July 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors' Existing-Home Sales report. In June, 33 percent of all home buyers were first-time buyers. This is up from 30 percent in May 2016 and 30 percent in June...

Here come existing home sales...

The latest data on existing home sales from the National Association of Realtors will cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET. Economists expect that existing home sales fell 0.9% month-over-month to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million,...Show More Summary

Portland Realtors Hoping To 'Reboot' Seller Mindset And Increase Inventory

Portland, OR, Nov. 27, 2006 (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Last month, the National Association of Realtors reported that U.S. home sales had reached their fastest pace since 2007. Single-family homes, excluding foreclosures and distressed properties, stayed on the market an average of only 32 days. However, if you were to drill down [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Recruit an Agent?

The National Association of REALTORS® hosted a Power Broker Roundtable and their recent topic was about agent recruiting and training. What I really like about the large broker roundtable is that you typically get some relatively pure information. Show More Summary

The 11 best US cities for first-time home buyers

The housing bubble burst nearly a decade ago, but many people have still not recovered from it — and many people's attitudes towards buying homes are still quite negative and cautious. In 2015, the National Association of Realtors reported...Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in June

From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors...Show More Summary

Foreign homebuyers spending less on US real estate, report says

Foreign investment of U.S. real estate is slowing, but not all markets are created equally. According to the recent 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of Realtors, slow economic growth in countries throughout the world has put a damper on foreign investment in American real estate...

U.S. Sees Drop in Foreign Real-Estate Investment

Foreign interests in the American real estate market have dropped recently. A report released this week by the National Association of Realtors indicated that foreigners are buying U.S. residential real estate at the lowest levels since...Show More Summary

Zillow vs RPR: Which got more initial funding?

The National Association of Realtors, the nation's largest trade group, owns a seven-year-old technology company into which it pours tens of millions every year. How does that funding compare to the initial funding for the biggest real estate company -- Zillow Group -- in the country...

U.S. Pending Home Sales Drop For First Time in Two Years

A pending home sale in Rockville, Maryland (2012). AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages) U.S. pending home sales fell by almost 4% in May, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday, the first drop since August 2014. May's Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which tracks U.S. home-purchase [...]

Agents and brokers at risk of lawsuits over website accessibility

At the National Association of Realtors midyear conference in May, MLS CEO Shelley Specchio stood up in a crowd of hundreds of fellow MLS executives and announced that one of her members had filed a charge of disability discrimination against her multiple listing service, Northern Nevada Regional MLS. Show More Summary

Pending home sales drop for first time in nearly 2 years

New data from the National Association of Realtors, released this morning, says that May's pending home sales actually declined year-over-year for the first time in nearly two years. The reason? This competitive seller's market continues leaving inventory in a sad state....

6 tips from second-year agents to newbies

I train new agents. My ultimate mission is to move the needle on the National Association of Realtors' attrition statistics. One of my favorite questions to ask agents in their second year (or third, or fourth) is: “What would you do differently if you could start over?”...

How much does NAR’s tech company cost agents and brokers?

The National Association of Realtors is the largest trade group in the country. It also owns a tech company. A thus-far unprofitable one. NAR dedicates $50 of its $120 in annual dues to lobbying and political activities, most of it....

A Few Comments on May Existing Home Sales

Earlier: Existing Home Sales increased in May to 5.53 million SAARAs usual, housing economist Tom Lawler nailed the NAR report. I project that May existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 million in MayFor existing homes, inventory is still key. Show More Summary

Existing home sales rise in line with forecasts

Existing home sales rose 1.8% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million, according to the National Association of Realtors. The rate was the highest since February 2007. Meanwhile, the median price of an existing home rose...Show More Summary

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