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Appreciation on a Decelerating Trend

July 30th, 2018
Appreciation is on a decelerating trend, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest quarterly report. On a national scale, prices rose 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018—the fifth quarter in a row of slowing. “Annual home price appreciation nationwide...

Register for iOi: The Intersection of Real Estate and Tech

August 7th, 2018
NAR PULSE—The iOi Summit is three conferences in one, bringing together real estate professionals, investors and innovators, to collaborate on the future of real estate tech. Register now to gain access to 50-plus leading companies, including Facebook, BombBomb, Trust Stamp, DocuSign and...

Staying Ahead of a Shifting Technology Landscape

August 15th, 2018
In the following interview, Dan Bowden, broker/owner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Orland Park, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, technology, and more. Region Served: Midwest Chicago Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 3...

401(k) Auto-Enrollment Connected to Early Withdrawals, With Housing Implications

August 23rd, 2018
With Social Security trust fund reserves waning—predicted to be depleted by 2034, leaving Social Security unable to maintain full scheduled benefits—and the number of retirees expecting to receive benefits increasing, more and more Americans are relying on 401(k) savings to...

Register for NAR’s Free REALTOR® Safety Webinar

September 4th, 2018
NAR PULSE—Share the message of safety with your agents this month! Encourage them to register for NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program webinar scheduled for September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT. They will learn how to form good habits that will help...

Hurricane Florence: 755,000-Plus Homes Could Be Impacted by Storm Surge, Projections Show

September 12th, 2018
Hurricane Florence is imminently making landfall, with the Category 4 storm (at press time) on track to batter the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, causing catastrophic damage in the region. According to CoreLogic preliminary projections, an estimated 758,657 homes could...

Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

September 22nd, 2018
Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president...

It’s a Sellers’ Market—but Not for Millennials: Report

September 30th, 2018
Even as homeowners, millennials are drawing the short straw. According to the 2018 Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, newly released, millennial sellers—even with the proverbial “upper hand”—are having to change their closing date or cut their list price....

How to Make Your Luxury Listing Stand Out

October 9th, 2018
The process of selling a luxury home is simply different. There are fewer buyers, so naturally, agents need to not only create the “wow” factor, but also implement marketing strategies that capture the attention of other agents and potential buyers....

NAR: 6 Percent Bump in Memberships, With Diverse Entrants

July 22nd, 2018
Membership in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)—which, for agents and brokers, denotes higher standards than what is required by their respective states—has increased in the last year, from 1.22 million to 1.3 million, according to the 2018 NAR Member...
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