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NAR’s new ad campaign urges young buyers to ‘Get Realtor’

If you’ve been on Twitter this week, you may have noticed a new hashtag circulating through the real estate industry’s corner of the social media realm: #GetRealtor, the tagline that the National Association of Realtors has chosen to move its brand forward in the rapidly changing modern age of homebuying...

Pending home sales almost flat in December

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes barely rose in December, an indication that the housing market remains mixed going into the first quarter of 2016. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Thursday its pending home sales index inched up 0.1 percent to 106.8. Show More Summary

How to get referrals with the junk in your trunk

I'm about to blow your mind with some outrageous statistics. Ready? The National Association of Realtors cited that 88 percent of homebuyers would use their agent again or recommend them to others. That's awesome. But then I read a survey...Show More Summary

Realty Connection helps make agent hiring a little bit easier

According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 50 percent of agents would consider making a move if they had a better brokerage option. So you could argue about half of the industry is looking for a new job at any one time...

Why US Home Prices Are Likely To Keep Rising In 2016 (And Getting More Unaffordable)

The National Association of Realtors existing home sales report for December revealed the expected rebound from the regulatory hiccup caused by the CFPB’s TRID. But the most interest data from the NAR is the existing home sales inventory. The...Show More Summary

?U.S. home purchases rebounded in December

National Association of Realtors said Friday that total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years

December Existing-Home Sales Roar Back By 14.7%, 2015 Ends With Highest Sales Since 2006

Sales of previously-owned homes surged 14.7%in December inthe largest monthly increasethe National Association of Realtors has ever recorded, the trade group said Friday.Thanks to therobust finish, 2015 ended with5.26 million existing-home sales, the highest figure since 2006, when annual sales were6.48 million. Show More Summary

New Opportunities for Form Simplicity, Tech Helpline

The big buzz in November at the National Association of REALTORS® Convention in San Diego was all about transaction management. The move by NAR to make one solution available as a member benefit was a major validation of the crucial business role that forms and transaction management technology play in streamlining the real estate process. Show More Summary

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in December and Post-Mortem on November

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

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Buying a Home

Buying a home is a major financial decision. The National Association of Realtors reported that in November 2015, the median sales price of existing homes hit $220,300, or 6.3% higher than in the same month one year earlier. As housing prices continue to climb, you need to make sure you're ready...

Don't Blame TRID For Housing Market Woes

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A few days before Christmas, the NAR (National Association of Realtors) reported a 10.5% decline in Existing Home Sales for November. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist promptly cited the mortgage industry’s new TRID requirements as the primary culprit for the sharp drop stating that this result; [...]

The Washington Post, Which Told Us No One Saw the Housing Bubble, Says "Everyone" Is Surprised by Weak Economic Growth

The Washington Post gained notoriety in the last decade by relying on David Lereah as its main source the housing market. Lereah was the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors and author of Why the Real Estate Boom Will Not Bust and How You Can Profit from It. Show More Summary

US pending home sales fell in November

Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes declined in November for the third time in four months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The NAR’s pending home sales index slipped 0.9% to 106.9. The NAR said the index rose slightly more in October than initially estimated. Show More Summary

U.S. pending home sales fall in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in November for the third time in four months, a signal that growth in the U.S. housing market could be cooling. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Wednesday its pending home sales index slipped 0.9 percent to 106.9. Show More Summary

Realtor confidence stays the same at the end of 2015

According to the most recent research report into matters of the market, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) the overall mood is optimistic. The November 2015 version of The Realtors Confidence Index (RCI) is based on the responses of 2,643 Realtors about local market conditions they saw for that month....

4 things you need to know about existing-home sales data

The National Association of Realtors' monthly series on sales of existing homes should come with a data-translating thesaurus. NAR does not mean to mislead, but I think its data format conceals reality. The data are useful, but only as a broad, multi-month guide to trends...

Is TRID responsible for existing-home sales drop?

If you think it's taking much longer than usual to close on a house this time of year, you aren't alone -- and what's more, those extended closing dates could be affecting home sales data. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported this morning that its November 2015 existing-home sales data show that November was the slowest in 19 months of transactions...

How to identify and focus on the right website visitors

The National Association of Realtors statistics tell us that over 90 percent of consumers start their searches online so there must be a sea of Internet leads for an agent to feast on, right? Yes -- if you know what you're doing...

Cyber attacks are hitting the real estate industry hard

The National Association of Realtors has issued a warning to real estate companies, agents and buyers. Cyber criminals are using cloud storage and free email services against you. While it sounds harmless, using common software to steal information is forcing real estate agencies to fix loopholes. These criminals aren't reckless; they are sophisticated...

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in November: Big Drop

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

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