Zillow will withhold support for all 'sedition caucus' lawmakers
The company didn't donate to any of the election objectors during the previous election cycle but officially vowed to withhold any support moving forward
by Patrick Kearns Jan 13
Alabama and Georgia Realtors pause efforts to stop eviction ban
Alabama and Georgia Realtors suspend their lawsuit against the Trump administration at least until February after legislation extends moratorium
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 13
Recordings of Houston agents by rival brokerage reveal commission steering
REX CEO Jack Ryan said he believed the recordings contributed to getting the US Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors off the ground
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 12
NAR won't rule out penalties for Realtors who 'stormed the Capitol'
'We are committed to taking any action that is deemed appropriate and in the best interest of our association, our 1.4 million members, and our nation as a whole at the conclusion of these investigations,' NAR said in a statement
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 11
Airbnb halts donations to election objectors
The moves come as a number of major companies say they are suspending political campaign contributions through PACs
by Patrick Kearns Jan 11
Real estate leaders speak out against 'mob' — but won't rule out campaign contributions for election objectors
As violence unfolded, real estate leaders and trade groups issued strongly worded statements decrying the violence. They are not, however, committing to no longer donating money to the campaigns of lawmakers who voted against certification
by Patrick Kearns Jan 8
NAR, MLSs seek to avoid disclosing competition documents in pocket listing suit
The PLS wants info on Upstream, the DANGER Report, the Clear Cooperation Policy and antitrust inquiries from the DOJ or FTC. Realtors say producing these documents would impose 'substantial burdens' on them
National Association of Realtors lays out legislative priorities for 2021
NAR Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn said the trade organization will fight for tax incentives for homeownership and construction of affordable housing
by Patrick Kearns Jan 4
A look at 2020: A year of reckoning for housing policy and equality
From eviction bans to redlining, zoning reform and the NAR Code of Ethics update, 2020 has been a year of reckoning on real estate's checkered past
by Marian McPherson Dec 31
What NAR can do better to support fair housing in 2021
Opinion
More education for members and changes to the code of ethics is certainly a great start, but there's more that can be done. Here, one broker weighs in on what NAR can do to prevent future discrimination and promote fair housing
by Teresa Boardman Dec 31
Housing crunch to blame for third month of pending-home sales dips
Despite the modest slide, the National Association of Realtors' pending home sale index hit an all-time high for the month of November, it was announced Wednesday
by Patrick Kearns Dec 30
Brad Inman's 21 predictions for '21
Opinion
Keller Williams will amp up its recruitment program, Zillow will acquire Opendoor, and nursing homes will die. These and 18 other predictions for 2021 from Inman's founder
by Brad Inman Dec 30
Former pocket listing site to relaunch as public-facing
The PLS says its new site will comply with NAR's Clear Cooperation Policy and show exclusive listings to the public for the first time
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 29
Everything that happened in 2020, the wildest year of our lives
This year had it all: A presidential election, a stock market crash and rebound, and the busiest summer and fall in memory — all amid an unprecedented global pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 21
Real (Estate) Talk: New challenge for a new year
As we leave behind a turbulent 2020, agents have an opportunity to continue to show courage at an individual level. Here's how to join the new year's challenge to be defenders of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
by Lee Davenport Dec 17
Could your brokerage require you to get vaccinated? It's complicated
A National Association of Realtors source told Inman that the trade organization is waiting on guidance from government agencies before issuing any mandates
by Patrick Kearns Dec 17
NAR on historic apology: It wasn't just 'bad agents' who discriminated
Bryan Greene, NAR's vice president of advocacy policy: 'We feel we owe a debt and that the future prosperity of our industry and the economy depend on us doing this work'
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 11
Homebuyers are becoming more diverse — and facing 'headwinds'
A demographics panel at NAR's Real Estate Forecast Summit talked about the declining share of first-time homebuyers, the 'baby bust,' and the rise in multigenerational living
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 11
Former Obama adviser: Expect Biden to prioritize housing
Jim Parrott, a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute, said housing is 'not an abstraction' for the president-elect at National Association of Realtors' Real Estate Forecast Summit
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 11
Job growth slows in November — and real estate sector saw losses
The real estate sector — which includes rental and leasing — added 8.5K jobs on a seasonally adjusted rate in November and actually lost 3K jobs if unadjusted for seasonality
by Patrick Kearns Dec 4
Real estate professionals gave back at record levels amid virus: NAR
Volunteering and charitable donations among members of the National Association of Realtors were up from 2018, the last time the trade organization's CARE survey was taken
by Marian McPherson Dec 3
Can misgendering someone violate the NAR Code of Ethics? It depends
National Association of Realtors members discussed whether supporting certain political candidates, using the wrong pronouns or opposing same-sex marriage could be hate speech
Does NAR's fair housing simulation work?
Opinion
NAR's mythical town of Fairhaven is meant to shed a realistic light on discrimination in the industry. But how does it stack up against standard fair housing classes? Here's one broker's experience
by Teresa Boardman Dec 3
NAR fills out advocacy team, touts it as 'the envy of Washington'
Bryan Greene, Helen Devlin and Joe Harris are moving up the ranks of the 1.4 million-member trade group's lobbying operation
Discount brokerage REX takes aim at 'real estate cartel'
The brokerage is suing Oregon officials, including Gov. Kate Brown, for 'antitrust' practices, alleging a law that bans brokerages from providing rebates harms consumers
by Patrick Kearns Dec 2
With CoStar in the game, a new real estate chessboard emerges
People who have done deals with CoStar, or had a catbird seat in CEO Andy Florance's business dealings, say he's cunning, ruthless and plays to win. Sounds like Zillow, right?
by Brad Inman Nov 30
October contract signings surge way beyond last year's levels: NAR
The Pending Home Sales Index, an indicator of future sales based on contract signings, rose 20.2% from October 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Nov 30
How buyer love letters can land agents in ethics trouble
Missives that disclose race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity are risky for buyer's agents and listing agents
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 24
22 common agent practices that violate the Realtor Code of Ethics
Broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts detailed the ways agents misrepresent themselves and the transaction, sometimes inadvertently
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 24
DOJ-NAR settlement will effectively squash 2 consumer antitrust suits 
Opinion
As the Moehrl and Sitzer lawsuits work their way through the legal system they now must explain why the Department of Justice settlement is inadequate
by Michael Lissack Nov 23
The Real Word: How will a vaccine affect the housing market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how a vaccine might impact the housing market and NAR’s new ethics changes
by Byron Lazine Nov 20
Agents envision potential shakeup from DOJ-NAR lawsuit
Among other things, the case could ultimately drive down commissions and weaken industry organizations, agents told Inman
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 19
DOJ sues NAR, alleges illegal restraints on Realtor competition
Proposed settlement would require the trade group to repeal or change several rules the US Department of Justice deems anticompetitive
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 19
Existing-home sales continue to rise for fifth consecutive month: NAR
Existing-home sales in October 2020 were up 4.3% from the previous month and up 26.6% from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 19
Real (Estate) Talk: Is RPAC doing right by Realtors?
Opinion
The Realtors Political Action Committee says its purpose to help elect candidates who support the interests of Realtors is clear. But does that truly extend to those in protected classes? Here's what one Georgia-based broker thinks
by Lee Davenport Nov 19
John Legend to Realtors: 'Hold yourselves accountable' on housing discrimination
Speaking at NAR's annual conference, the musician and civil rights champion said there are 'more pressing' fair housing issues than the term 'master bedroom'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
NAR: After 2020 boost, home sales will leap next year
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts existing-home sales will rise 9% in 2021
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
NAR's golden opportunity: Code of ethics changes aren't the final word
Opinion
To change both the reality on the ground and the optics for the public, NAR must take significant steps to eliminate practices shown to damage the public. The proposed changes to the code of ethics is not the final solution
by Chris Drayer Nov 17
Why the NAR Expo won't ever be the same
Aside from the challenges posed by COVID-19, the NAR Expo still faces a handful of other issues that stack the deck against it. Here are a few affecting the health of the event
by Chris Drayer Nov 17
NAR forum surprises attendees with voter fraud misinformation
During the Realtors Conference and Expo, political consultant Mary Matalin repeatedly and without evidence referred to 'fraudulent votes' during the presidential election. NAR's response: 'We don't control what speakers say'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 16
New NAR policy requires MLSs to process complaints anonymously upon request
Trade group passes new standards for MLSs and local Realtor associations. Future NAR leaders will also have to pass a social media background check
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 13
NAR passes ethics changes to crack down on social media harassment
The trade organization said on Friday that the changes will 'raise the bar on the professionalism and private speech of America’s 1.4 million Realtors'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 13
NAR looks forward to 'centrist public policy' under Joe Biden
NAR expects new administration will restore fair housing rules and support bipartisan legislation related to minority homeownership, first-time homebuyers and housing supply
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 13
The Real Word: What's NAR's new stance on school rankings?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss NAR’s stance on school rankings, mistakes new agents make and where sellers should put their TV
by Byron Lazine Nov 13
NAR ethics changes could 'blow up,' but pull the trigger anyway: Panelists
Speakers at Inman Connect Now on Thursday said the trade group should go ahead with changes that would crack down on discriminatory behavior and fix them as the need arises
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 12
NAR shelves controversial proposal to require addresses on MLS listings
Following spirited discussions, a trade group committee approved 8 MLS standards that will now go to the NAR board of directors on Nov. 13
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 11
NAR considers local mandates for fair housing, diversity and equity
Changes to the group's core standards would require local associations to include diversity, equity, inclusion and fair housing components into strategic plans and leadership training
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 11
Coldwell Banker CEO: To close the racial wealth gap, 'be precise'
M. Ryan Gorman and law professor and author Mehrsa Baradaran say solutions must be targeted to those who were harmed by racist policies
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 10
Schools front and center in NAR anti-steering strategy
The 1.4 million-member trade group says it will help create more accurate third-party information on school quality beyond test scores
For agents in Newsday investigation, steering was a service
At Realtors Conference & Expo, NAR consultant and investigative reporter Bill Dedman discussed what housing discrimination looks like now and why it continues
NAR to launch self-testing program to root out agent discrimination
At Realtors Conference & Expo, the trade group said the program would be a way to 'get ahead' of fair housing problems 'often hidden from view'
It's not OK to be Realtor by day and a 'keyboard bigot' by night: NAR
Realtors must proactively tackle inequality in real estate, trade group leaders said Wednesday. 'Talk is cheap, and actions speak better than words,' CEO Bob Goldberg said
Is a Confederate flag hate speech? NAR won't say — for now
The trade group will create 'case interpretations' to help members and enforcement volunteers apply controversial policy changes if they're approved
Enforcers won't be 'sniffing around every facet of your personal life': NAR unpacks hate speech policy
First-ever virtual Realtors Conference & Expo kicked off with a discussion on Monday about controversial proposed changes to the National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics
Foreign buyer activity is down, but not in 'Zoom cities'
Travel restrictions, uncertainty and the US handling of the pandemic are taking a toll, but outdoorsy vacation spots are still hot among international buyers
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 30
Pending-home sales take 2.2% hit
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index dropped 2.2%, to 130, in September after 4 consecutive months of contract activity growth
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 29
Avoid violating fair housing laws! Follow these 4 guidelines
As our nation grapples with the ongoing crisis of racial inequality, it is critical that Realtors be a part of the solution, not contribute to the problem. Here's a look at NAR's recommendations
by Carl Medford Oct 26
Inventory hits record low
As year-over-year existing-home sales soared 21% in September, inventory dropped to a 2.7-month supply, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Oct 22
NAR's proposed ethics changes miss the mark
Opinion
If the intent of the Code of Ethics is to hold real estate professionals to a higher standard, the proposed addition fails to achieve that. Here's why — plus what could be done
by Teresa Boardman Oct 22
In light of Google lawsuit, are monopolies lurking in the real estate industry?
Opinion
On Tuesday, the US Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising. It begs the question, are there real estate monopolies?
by Brad Inman Oct 21
Educate yourself before reacting to Code of Ethics changes!
Opinion
NAR proposed changes to the Code of Ethics, and the real estate community is reacting — or more precisely, descending into an uproar. Here's why industry professionals should take some time to closely read and examine these changes
by Jay Thompson Oct 21
Beware of scammers offering health insurance to NAR members
Although the National Association of Realtors offers insurance options, an NAR spokesperson warned that the association would not make calls to enroll members
by Patrick Kearns Oct 16
NAR, Morgan Stanley partner to offer financial guidance for Realtors
The 1.4 million-member trade association is partnering with the investment banking giant to offer Realtors guides to investing and saving for retirement
by Patrick Kearns Oct 16
NAR proposes ethics changes to crackdown on social media harassment
The National Association of Realtors says it's gotten 'an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online'
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 14
Millennials with kids show big appetite for suburban living
A new National Association of Realtors survey finds younger people want more outdoor space and bigger homes with more rooms — even as walkability remains important
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 13
Landlords, lobbyists launch legal battle against eviction moratorium
In the wake of the Trump administration's federal moratorium on evictions, landlords, apartment owners and housing industry groups have issued legal challenges against the order, leaving millions of renters in a precarious position
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 13
The Real Word: NAR buyer commission lawsuit continues
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss NAR’s buyer commission lawsuit, working with out-of-state buyers and a new trend in luxury real estate
by Byron Lazine Oct 9
How MLSs can foster and advance fair housing
The Council of MLSs is forming a task force to explore the role MLSs can play in stamping out housing discrimination. Panelists at CMLS's annual conference had some ideas
'Paradigm shift': Realtors weigh in on the buyer commission lawsuit
Some pros predict more dual agency deals and the disappearance of buyer's agents, while others think the industry will end up where it started but with more disclosures to sign
Judge denies motion by NAR to dismiss buyer commission lawsuit
Judge Andrea Wood argued that the plaintiffs would have paid 'substantially lower commissions' if not for the buyer broker commission rules
by Patrick Kearns Oct 5
Propy gets cash infusion from 'legendary investor'
Venture capitalist Tim Draper, an early backer of Tesla and Skype, has invested an undisclosed amount in the blockchain transaction startup
4 can't-miss real estate events happening virtually this fall
Even though events are held virtually now, they still offer tremendous value — and a chance to connect with some of the best real estate experts in the world. Here are a few noteworthy digital happenings
by Victoria Kennedy Oct 2
Former Move industry relations exec sues over alleged sexual harassment
Suzanne Mueller alleges Move failed to provide a safe working environment, did not adequately supervise employees and retaliated against her for participating in a sexual harassment investigation against a National Association of Realtors executive
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 30
Pending-home sales soar in August
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index skyrocketed 8.8% year over year in August
'The Color of Law:' Author Richard Rothstein on housing segregation
Katie Lance interviews the author of influential book 'The Color of Law' to discuss the history of public housing policy, its effect on the ongoing racial discrimination and what we can do now
by Katie Lance Sep 22
Existing-home sales soar to highest level since 2006
Total existing-home sales climbed 10.5% from the year prior in August, according to data released Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Sep 22
More Realtors are carrying weapons for self-defense
An NAR survey finds more than half of agents are still hosting open houses alone, but more agents are carrying protection in the form of pepper spray and firearms
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 14
Former Trump admin official named as NAR's chief advocate
Bill Malkasian and Joe Ventrone are stepping down, and Shannon McGahn, a former counselor for the US Department of Treasury, has been promoted to chief advocacy officer
by Patrick Kearns Sep 14
How real estate agents can avoid further segregating the suburbs
As urban buyers look for more space, agents need to be increasingly wary of racial steering
by Patrick Kearns Sep 11
Fall is the new spring in real estate
Record-low mortgage rates, skyrocketing buyer demand, and shrinking inventory have pushed the housing market's busy season forward through at least the end of the year
FHA homeowners have the most to lose during economic upheaval
Three chief economists share how FHA homeowners have been disproportionately impacted by 2020's coronavirus-induced unemployment boom and what it means for next year's market
by Marian McPherson Sep 4
National Association of Realtors takes advertising campaign global
The National Association of Realtors added more languages to its marketing partnership with Photofy to help Realtors capture more foreign business
by Patrick Kearns Sep 4
July pending home sales rise 5.9%
The increase sent the Pending Home Sales Index sailing to 122.1, marking the third month in a row of sales growth, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 27
Fannie and Freddie refinance fee delayed until December 1
The fee will no longer apply to refinance loans with balances below $125,000 or to the government-sponsored enterprises' affordable refinance products
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 27
Existing home sales skyrocket amid pandemic, inventory down
July also marked the first time ever that the median home price across the entire U.S. rose above $300,000, according to NAR's data
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 21
NAR, MLSs strike back against antitrust suit over pocket listing policy
The trade groups allege that it is Pocket Listing Services' business model that is anticompetitive and harms homebuyers and sellers
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 19
Bidding wars get brutal as buyers chase dwindling supply
Buyers in some markets are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking prices — and still losing bidding wars. 'Normally there's 13, maybe up to 20 offers. But 39 is bonkers.'
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 14
Kamala Harris' record on real estate is mixed
The Democratic vice presidential candidate believes 'housing is a human right' and has proposed legislation for mortgage and rent relief amid the pandemic
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 12
NAR promotes Andréa Moore to VP of diversity, inclusion
The human resources exec will be responsible for the 1.4 million-member association's internal diversity and inclusion strategies
by Patrick Kearns Aug 12
The demise of cities? Not so fast: Metro home prices skyrocket in Q2
Despite forecasts of people fleeing cities en masse, home prices grew in 96% of metros in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Patrick Kearns Aug 12
ReferralExchange joins NAR Realtor Benefits Program
The new partnership will give NAR members access to ReferralExchanges' concierge-based lead vetting service
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
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, according to new data released Thursday
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
Agent wages are rising, but not everywhere or for everyone
New data shows that as of May 2019 the average U.S. agent salary was $62,060. But wages are moving in different directions in different states
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 29
Pending home sales signal strong market for July and August
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index increased 6.3% year over year in June, according to data released Wednesday
by Patrick Kearns Jul 29
US homeownership rate hits near 12-year high — or did it?
New data from the Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate surged to its highest point since the third quarter of 2008, but a change in data collection methodology may have impacted the results
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 28
Median existing-home prices rise for 100th-consecutive month
Meanwhile, existing-home sales in June rebounded 20.7% month over month, according to market report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Marian McPherson Jul 22
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. Top Agent Network criticizes policy's exception for office exclusives
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 21
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
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 20
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
by Patrick Kearns Jul 14
Trump-connected lobbyists were key players in COVID policy: report
Shannon McGahn, senior vice president of government affairs for NAR, is among those named in the report
by Patrick Kearns Jul 6
Pending-home sales climbed record-setting 44% from April to May
It was the biggest monthly gain in pending home sales since NAR began recording the forward-looking indicator in 2001
by Patrick Kearns Jun 29
NAR conference goes virtual over health and safety concerns
The 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo was supposed to take place in New Orleans in November, but it was moved online amid lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 24
NAR predicts major sales rebound this summer
Existing-home sales fell annually for the third straight month in May, but NAR expects that to change over the coming months
by Patrick Kearns Jun 22
Summer outlook: Real estate heads into buying season on firm footing
In our multipart series on the US housing market this summer, Inman's Jim Dalrymple reports that the market hasn't fully returned to normal yet, but a number of metrics including prices and pending sales suggest it has been resilient amid the coronavirus crisis
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 22
NAR releases 5-point plan to bolster homeownership amid pandemic
The National Association of Realtors' plan calls for expanding down payment assistance programs, improving FHA loans and alternative credit scoring models
by Marian McPherson Jun 18
NAR may move summer tech conference to January
The National Association of Realtors sent out a survey to past iOi Summit attendees to gauge how likely they are to attend an in-person event in early 2021
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 11
NAR CEO on racial injustice: 'This is not a new issue'
Bob Goldberg reminded attendees at Inman Connect Now that equality and fairness in housing is the trade group's mission
Another pocket listing network sues NAR, alleges MLS conspiracy
Suit alleges Clear Cooperation Policy is part of a plan to eliminate PLS as a 'competitive threat.' Trade groups say policy is 'not discriminatory' and promotes competition
Court denies restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy
Top Agent Network asked for the order two weeks ago in an attempt to stop the National Association of Realtors from enforcing the Clear Cooperation Policy
by Andrea V. Brambila May 28
Existing-home sales report shows how badly virus impacted housing
Existing-home sales in April fell 17.8% from March and 17.2% year-over-year
by Patrick Kearns May 21
NAR board votes in new leaders in first-ever virtual election
National Association of Realtors CEO Bob Goldberg said future events could be both in-person and virtual — even after pandemic
by Andrea V. Brambila May 18
NAR board approves policy giving brokers back their MLS data
The trade group said new policy will allow brokers to innovate and develop new ways of delivering services to consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila May 15
Smart money habits to adopt during the pandemic and beyond
Realtor Leigh Brown offered agents advice on saving, budgeting and setting themselves up for success during a NAR Virtual Realtors Legislative Meeting Thursday
by Andrea V. Brambila May 15
Top Agent Network files restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy
Company alleges it would suffer 'irreparable harm' if Realtor associations continue to enforce Clear Cooperation Policy. NAR says TAN 'sat on its hands' for months
by Andrea V. Brambila May 15
NAR: This is not Great Depression
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts inflation will be delayed for five or six years — and then the price of everything will rise
by Andrea V. Brambila May 14
Politicians: Election will be referendum on Trump's handling of the pandemic
During a forum at the Virtual Realtors Legislative Meetings Tuesday, Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel agreed COVID-19 has upended expectations for the fates of the White House and Congress come November
by Andrea V. Brambila May 13
NAR to Realtors: 'You are defenders of the homefront'
Trade group leaders urge members to continue to be active in their communities as nation adjusts to 'new normal'
by Andrea V. Brambila May 12
Metro home prices rose 7.7%: NAR
A median single-family home now costs $274,600
Top Agent Network sues NAR, alleges pocket listing policy is 'group boycott'
Trade group says suit 'has no legal basis' and that the Clear Cooperation policy 'promotes equal opportunity for all'
by Andrea V. Brambila May 11
We talked to 5 CFOs about the road to recovery. Here's what they said
Coronavirus is a big deal for real estate, but financial chiefs don't think it's a repeat of 2008. And some already see signs of improvement
by Jim Dalrymple II May 11
Treasurer candidates expect NAR membership to decline
Candidates Nancy Lane and David McKey tout experience and crisis management skills as they vie to handle money for the 1.3 million-member trade organization
Waiting rooms and gallery views: Attending a Realtor standards enforcement meeting on Zoom
At the National Association of Realtors' first-ever Virtual Realtors Legislative Meetings, attendees discuss navigating waiting rooms, breakout rooms and gallery views for ethics and arbitration hearings. Nonetheless, the exercise has been hailed as a success
NAR closes two-thirds of conference sessions to nearly all members, press
Trade group says discussions at the Virtual Realtors Legislative Conference will take place out of sight because volunteer leaders don't want comments 'misrepresented or misconstrued'
How are home prices still rising during the pandemic?
Although the stock market has been volatile for weeks and unemployment has continued to rise, home prices have been seemingly unaffected
Proposed NAR policy may give brokers back their MLS data
A data feed of a broker's own data would support multiple systems that brokers use to do business, according to The Realty Alliance
Coronavirus may accelerate MLS consolidation
The pandemic is forcing MLSs and agents to adopt innovations faster, according to panelists at the first virtual MLS Association Executives Session for the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference
Pending home sales start downward plummet in March: NAR
Contract signings are down 20.8% amidst the coronavirus outbreak
NAR calls on FHA to resist premium increases on borrowers
In a letter to the Federal Housing Administration, NAR President Vince Malta said home sale transactions can buoy economic recovery
by Patrick Kearns Apr 27
Existing-home sales slammed with first major drop in March: NAR
As the coronavirus outbreak hit the US, existing-home sales fell 8.5%, according to NAR
32% of first-time buyers get financial help from a relative or friend: NAR
Limited income was the most cited factor holding back non-homeowners from saving, according to a new survey released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 17
NAR: Buyers going under contract without seeing homes in person
25% of surveyed Realtors said at least one buyer client had signed a deal without physically visiting the property, according to NAR's latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 17
Real estate giants' COVID-19 motion fails to stop commission lawsuit
Court rules that discovery will continue amid coronavirus outbreak in suit against the National Association of Realtors and real estate franchisors Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 15
Shut up! Just focus on selling houses
Opinion
As hard as things might be right now, it doesn’t give anyone the right to be insensitive to fellow professionals
by Jay Thompson Apr 15
A change to the CARES Act threatens Realtors: NAR
National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta is calling on Congress to provide more funding for small business loan programs created by the CARES Act
by Patrick Kearns Apr 14
Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman with Bob Goldberg and Shannon McGahn
NAR's CEO speaks on what the CARES Act means for Realtors
by Inman Apr 3
Coronavirus not slowing down NAR's pocket listing policy
Several MLSs are adding a 'Coming Soon' status for the first time as part of the rollout, while others are instituting weighty fines immediately
How to get a loan and save your business during the pandemic
The government is basically giving away free money. Most brokerages and agents should be able to take advantage of it
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 30
Pending home sales rise in February
According to NAR's Pending Homes Sales Index released on Monday, pending home sales increased 2.4 percent in February
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 30
Stimulus package passes, agents can now access unemployment
The stimulus bill, which includes direct payments to Americans and expanded unemployment, is headed to President Donald Trump's desk
by Patrick Kearns Mar 27
NAR revives free program for first time since 2009 recession
The program gives Realtors free access to transaction tools, educational webinars and other services
by Patrick Kearns Mar 27
Nearly half of Realtors say buyer interest has dropped due to coronavirus
Just one week ago, only 16% of Realtors reported a decrease in homebuyers as a result of COVID-19.
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 20
NAR's midyear conference goes virtual due to coronavirus
NAR will no longer hold its Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in person in May
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 18
Trump may allow homeowners to delay mortgage payments
The administration didn't make clear how borrowers might catch up on payments later on
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 18