National Association of Realtors

Zillow to Pay $130 Million to NAR’s Move, Inc.

Move, Inc. and Zillow Reach Settlement Agreement By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 7, 2016) – The National Association of REALTORS is reporting in a press release that Zillow Group, Inc. has agreed to a settlement amount of $130 million in damages instead of going to trial to settle a 2014 lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.

NAR and zipLogix Enter Agreement to Provide zipForms® for Free to REALTORS®

NAR makes deal to provide zipForms as a free member benefit By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (Nov. 16, 2015) – The National Association of REALTORS® is reporting that is has inked a deal with zipLogix to provide zipForm PLUS® and zipTMS™ as a free member benefit to all NAR members. This free NAR member benefit gives REALTORS®

CFPB Director Addresses National Association of Realtors®

Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  National Association of Realtors WASHINGTON (September 17, 2015) – Thank you for inviting me today.  That renowned philosopher from the Garden State of New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen, once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.”  For the past few

Home Sales Slow in April, But Remain up From a Year Ago

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  Despite properties typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing–home sales slowed in April but remained above an annual sales pace of five million for the second straight month, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced sales

NAR Reports Sales Decline to Lowest Level in 9 Months

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  The National Association of Realtors® is reporting that existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast and West seeing the largest, but sales remain higher than a year ago by 3.2% . Total existing-home sales are completed transactions that include

Sellers Remain for All-Time-High of 10 Years Before Selling, Says NAR Survey

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) —Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. “In addition to low interest rates, buyers entering the market this autumn are being lured by the increase in homes for

Existing Home Sales Experience First Year-Over-Year Increase Since October 2013

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The National Association of REALTORS today is reporting that existing home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, says the housing market this year has been a tale of two halves.

First-time Buyers Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly Three Decades

 (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades, according to an annual survey recently released by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The long-term average in this survey, dating back to 1981, shows that four out of 10 purchases are from first-time home buyers. In this

Community Advice for New Real Estate Agents

Whether you are a brand new real estate agent or a seasoned professional, read on for some of the best tips from the real estate community! The National Association of REALTORS® recently conducted an informal survey in which they asked members of the national real estate community for advice they would give to real estate