7 of NAR’s ‘30 Under 30’ finalists live in Fla. (3/11/2015)
50 finalists will vie for a spot in NAR’s “30 Under 30” class of 2015, with seven contestants from Florida. One member will secure a spot through online voting.
Safety vs. added risk: Is it wise to carry a gun? (3/4/2015)
Political questions aside, many experts say an armed Realtor should be prepared to take a life. If not, the gun’s presence could make some situations worse.
NAR survey: Most Realtors feel safe on the job (3/3/2015)
Only 1 in 25 Realtors have been a crime victim, though 40% say they feared for their safety at least once. Scariest times: Open houses, and vacant or model homes.
ListHub cuts off Trulia (2/23/2015)
Starting Thur., ListHub will stop sending listings to Trulia, which was recently acquired by Zillow. However, Zillow wants a court to force ListHub to continue.
Move Inc. ready to take on Zillow-Trulia (2/19/2015)
The online real estate ad battle heats up. According to realtor.com operator Move Inc., it’s “Zillow’s year of the merge and realtor.com’s year of the surge.”
Fla. Realtor presented top Land Institute awards (2/18/2015)
The Realtors Land Institute selected Ben Crosby with Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven for its Land Realtor of America and Excellence in Instruction awards.
Rupert Murdoch interview: Why I bought realtor.com (1/30/2015)
The mega-investor believes that realtor.com has more marketing muscle, up-to-date listings and ready-to-buy visitors than any of its online rivals.
ListHub updates customers ahead of Zillow split (1/27/2015)
Move Inc., the oversight company of NAR-owned realtor.com, released info about its negotiations with Zillow before their listing syndication deal fell apart.
NAR: News Corp deal is a ‘global play’ (12/15/2014)
CEO Dale Stinton says the News Corp-Move Inc. merger could do great things, like helping move realtor.com back into the No. 1 position for online listing ads.
NAR pushed Congress for first-time buyer help (12/10/2014)
“The housing market hasn’t been this unwelcoming to first-time buyers since 1987,” a Realtor told members of a U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee.
Study: 60% of Realtors close 100% of transactions (12/4/2014)
A productivity study done by WAV and sponsored by NAR found that 40% of Realtor members didn’t close a single transaction in the first six months of 2014.
Want a mortgage tax forgiveness extension? Act now (11/13/2014)
Call for Action: Take 10 minutes to help Fla. sellers and boost your sales by emailing legislators now – and also ask them to pass a terrorism insurance bill.
NAR’s board makes changes, elects officers (11/11/2014)
Florida Realtors’ Frank Salomone is president-elect and will be president in 2016. Board also directs NAR to create a ‘Code of Excellence.”
How will recent election impact housing policies? (11/10/2014)
Things won’t change much, according to political analysts who spoke at this week’s NAR conference. Different ideologies will make it difficult to pass anything.
NAR says Realtor party won most key races (11/6/2014)
The incoming Senate Majority Leader, for example, strongly supports the mortgage interest tax deduction, rural housing development and other real estate issues.
Networking site sues Zillow, alleges fraud (10/29/2014)
Top Agent Network filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets to make a copycat version of its “coming soon” feature for listings.
Will a Move Inc. acquisition help Realtors? (10/2/2014)
According to an open industry letter from News Corp and Move Inc. leaders, it will by extending realtor.com’s reach to venues such as Wall Street Journal online.
Two Fla. Realtors NAR Good Neighbor Award winners (10/2/2014)
Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt (Santa Rosa Beach) honored for Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Paul Wilson (Ponte Vedra Beach) for Wolfson Children’s Challenge.