Tag Archives: realtor

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. […]

Highlights From the REALTOR Confidence Index

November’s decline represented a 10.5 percent drop from October’s downwardly revised total of 5.32 million By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (Janury, 5 2016) –  The REALTOR Confidence Index is released for November 2015. TRID, which became effective October 3, 2015, seems to be causing delayed closings, throwing a percentage of November sales into December. These are […]

New Industry Study Examines What Realtors® Really Want From Lenders

(EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/) — Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, today released the top-line findings from a new study entitled, “What Real Estate Brokers and Agents Want From Lenders,” that examines why real estate professionals choose to recommend a particular lender, what kinds of lenders they prefer and what behavior puts […]

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 […]

8 New Mortgage Regulation Deadlines Coming Out of the CFPB

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) gave 12 months (and sometimes less) from the “issue date” to implement the majority of these new requirements.  Because the CFPB considers the “issue date” as the date of publication on the CFPB’s website – rather than publication in the Federal Register,  your company will have less […]

How and Where California Real Estate Exams are Scheduled

(California Department of Real Estate) – California real estate examination scheduling is based on the volume of applications received by the DRE. Examination availability is subject to the seating capacity of the facility and the demand for that site. Examinations are generally administered in the following areas: Fresno – Examinations conducted in this location are offered […]

2013 Changes To Oregon Real Estate Education Rules

By Jeff Sorg OnlineEd – Portland, OR  The Oregon Real Estate Agency has implemented some education changes for 2013. These changes include first-time license renewal education for brokers and property managers, pre-license qualifying education, and principal broker qualifying education. Some of the changes that became effective on January 1, 2013 are: Real Estate Pre-License – […]

Introducing eLicensing for Oregon

eLicensing has been around for a while now in California, and has come along way since it was first introduced, and now the Oregon Real Estate Agency has made it available to Oregon licensees as well. eLicensing provides a quick, convenient way to update information regarding your real estate license, and, as an added bonus, […]

Upcoming DRE License Changes

(California DRE News Bulletin – Summer 2012) Branch or Division Manager Appointments Effective July 1, 2012, pursuant to Business and Professions Code (B&P) Section 10164, an employing real estate broker or corporate designated broker officer may appoint a licensee as a manager of a branch office or division of the employing broker’s or employing corporate […]

Are You Using eLicensing?

eLicensing has been around for a while now, and has come along way since it was first introduced. It provides a quick, convenient way to update information regarding your real estate license, and, as an added bonus, saves on printing and postage costs since everything is submitted to the California Department of Real Estate electronically. […]