Real Estate Trends

Existing-Home Sales Slip, but Inventory Stirs

July 23rd, 2018
Barely budging against imbalanced inventory, existing-home sales slipped at the start of summer, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity in June declined 0.6 percent to 5.38 million, down 2.2 percent from the prior year; however, inventory increased 4.3...

The Evolution of Office Space: Industry Impact

July 31st, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part one here. It’s Monday morning, and you have two choices before you: drive into the office...

Denise Smith Named President of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®

August 9th, 2018
The Weichert Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Denise Smith to president of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®. Smith, most recently president of Affiliated Services and senior vice president of Administration, will oversee Weichert, Realtors®, supporting newly...

Driving Down Car Costs Just Got Easier for REALTORS®

August 18th, 2018
Given how many miles most real estate professionals drive, the cost of purchasing and maintaining a vehicle adds up quickly. Fortunately, members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) can enjoy a valuable benefit when purchasing or leasing one of...

The Headline-Making Markets Are Softening

August 27th, 2018
In the expansion following the recession, the conversation in housing has lingered on markets like Denver, Portland and Seattle—places where prices have risen sharply, and demand is discouragingly mismatched with supply. Now, the hottest markets’ prices are slowing, according to...

Investing in Lead Generation Paves the Way to Mega Milestone

September 6th, 2018
In the following interview, Matt Delhougne, broker/owner of RE/MAX Vision in Chesterfield, Mo., discusses generating leads, operating a team, and more. Region Served: St. Louis Metro area Years in Real Estate: 19 No. of Team Members: 41 agents, 14 support...

Credit Freeze: A Misunderstood Freebie That You Actually Want

September 13th, 2018
(TNS)—Just one year ago, consumers woke up and discovered that hackers had one heck of a field day with their Social Security numbers and other information in a massive data breach at Equifax. Equifax’s screw-up would forever leave millions just...

ESPN Founder—a Disruptor of His Time—to Keynote Power Broker

September 24th, 2018
Bill Rasmussen to Headline RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen will address attendees of RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in Boston on November 2 during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Through...

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....

Compared to Homeowner Opinions, Appraisals Come in Just Shy

October 10th, 2018
Appraisals came in 0.29 percent shy of what homeowners perceived in terms of value, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 5.69 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value Index...
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