Leslie Rouda Smith

Incoming NAR President Discusses How Working Together Brings Out the Best in Others

November 2nd, 2021
2022 NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith Brings Optimism and a Passion to Inspire to New Role Rouda Smith The end of 2021 signals a new beginning for The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) leadership. Taking the reins this year is...

National Association of Realtors® Installs 2022 Leadership

November 16th, 2021
Leslie Rouda Smith was installed as 2022 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Rouda Smith was NAR’s 2021 president-elect and 2020 first vice president. A broker associate at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates...

NAR Calls on REALTORS® to Apply for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards

February 1st, 2022
The National Association of REALTORS® is now accepting applications for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards, the organization has announced. The program recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service. Five winners will each receive a $10,000 grant...

UPDATED: NAR Files Lawsuit of Its Own Against REX

February 2nd, 2022
Who says you can’t sue the same folks that are suing you? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) filed a counterclaim on Jan. 28 against REX-Real Estate Exchange Inc., alleging that the Texas-based real estate startup has been deceiving consumers...

UPDATE: NAR Files Lawsuit of Its Own Against REX

February 2nd, 2022
Who says you can’t sue the same folks that are suing you? The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) filed a counterclaim on Jan. 28 against REX-Real Estate Exchange Inc., alleging that the Texas-based real estate startup has been deceiving consumers...

HUD Debuts Action Plan to Address Racial and Ethnic Bias in Home Appraisals

March 25th, 2022
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has unveiled its roadmap for addressing racial bias in the home appraisal process. HUD and the Biden Administration released its Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Action...

Existing Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month

April 20th, 2022
Existing home sales slowed yet again this month, falling under the six-million mark for the first time in seven months, according to new data released by the National Association of REALTORS®, down from 6.02 million in February to 5.77 million...

NAR Announces New Impact Bias Certificate Course

May 2nd, 2022
The National Association of REALTORS® has announced a new certificate course to help real estate professionals combat implicit bias. The course, “Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing,” was featured during an interactive workshop held on the first day of...

Existing-Home Sales Maintain Decline in April

May 19th, 2022
The downward trend in existing home sales held firm in April as rising price tags and mortgage rates continued to strain buyer activity, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Sales of previously owned homes...

Understanding the Lawsuits Threatening Agent Commissions

June 2nd, 2022
The past couple of weeks have been filled with headlines of courtroom battles aimed at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and several prominent real estate companies across the U.S. From alleged anti-competitive practices to buyers and sellers taking issue...
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