Keeping Agents Top of Mind With ERA Moves
Talk to anyone working in real estate, and they’ll likely tell you that one of the biggest challenges faced by agents is staying relevant to their clients once a transaction has closed. According to studies from the National Association of REALTORS®, while 90 percent of homebuyers say they would use their agent again, only 12 […]
Fair Housing Act Proposal Will Affect Housing Discrimination Cases
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently introduced a proposal that will affect the 2013 Disparate Impact rule, which created uniform standards for the application of disparate impact, referring to policy that has discriminatory effects despite the intention of the policymakers. In brief, the new rule will place the burden of proof onto […]
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Existing-Home Sales Stack Up
After a disappointing September, existing-home sales stacked up, thanks to climbing earnings, expanding jobs and low mortgage rates, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® report. October’s sales totaled 5.46 million, a 1.9 percent increase month-over-month and a 4.6 percent increase year-over-year. “Historically-low interest rates, continuing job expansion, higher weekly earnings and low mortgage […]
5 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020
The countdown to 2020 is officially on! We’re taking a look back at some interesting patterns from 2019 and discussing our top picks for real estate trends to look out for next year. 1. Generational Shifts: “Silver Tsunami” + Welcome Gen Z As millions of aging Americans enter their 60s and 70s, there is potential […]
How to Survive and Thrive in a Disrupted Industry
When I got into the real estate business at the age of 18, there were no computers being used, no internet, no fax machines and no cell phones. Purchase contracts in many states were one page long and there were no standard disclosure statements and no formal physical inspections. Sellers had one point of contact […]
Window to the Law: Estate Planning for Your Digital Life
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s e-News. You probably already have a will or trust that distributes your real property and personal possessions […]
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A Continuum of Leadership: An Interview With NAR 2020 President Vince Malta
Malta Carries Forth the Vision for REALTORS® Vince Malta recognized a long time ago that there’s great strength in numbers. As a third-generation REALTOR® and CEO and broker of Malta & Co., Inc. in San Francisco, he saw firsthand that when like-minded people come together for a common cause, they can move mountains. “Associations create […]
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Take a Fresh Look at C2EX
NAR PULSE—The award-winning platform just had a makeover! We’ve enhanced the Commitment to Excellence platform for members, plus added new features for brokers. Now, you can add materials to the C2EX Library specifically for your agents. Encourage your agents to start their C2EX journey today! Love a Great Deal? We’ve got two exciting new offers! […]
Scams Heat Up During Medicare Open Enrollment
(TNS)—Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends December 7. And you better believe the scammers know it. Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your insurance company and demanding information on the spot. Some scammers say you’ll need to buy a gift card or wire money soon so that you won’t lose […]
Leave Your Mark: Why Coldwell Banker’s Rebrand Is Guiding the Future of Real Estate
At Coldwell Banker Real Estate, our mission is all about leaving your mark. We want to empower our people to leave their mark on the world of real estate—and our mindset is to aim for the stars. Driven by a passion for progress and a hunger to push the limits of what’s possible, we view […]
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