Realtor.com to offer home renovation cost estimates (4/26/2016)
Realtor.com, a subsidiary of Move Inc., and HomeAdvisor announced a new agreement to integrate HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide on realtor.com listings.
NAR’s Broker Summit kicks off June 9 in Denver (3/17/2016)
Summit’s goal: “Help brokers hone the specific management and entrepreneurial skills they need to make their businesses thrive.” Guest speaker: Mary Lou Retton.
3 Fla. Realtor finalists for NAR’s ‘30 Under 30’ (3/10/2016)
The 50 finalists will soon be whittled down to 30 for NAR’s “30 Under 30” class of 2016. In Florida, members from Sarasota, Tallahassee and Destin made the cut.
Code of Ethics: Some social media posts aren’t okay (3/10/2016)
“What you wouldn’t say or do in front of someone, you also shouldn’t do on social media,” NAR advises. In general, a guide for offline behavior applies online.
Realtor University receives accreditation (3/8/2016)
The NAR-created online university that focuses exclusively on real estate is officially recognized “as a legitimate and credible institution of higher learning.”
NAR to sponsor ‘Now I Get It’ series on Yahoo (2/25/2016)
The popular video series on Yahoo Finance could entice future buyers and renters to enter the market through targeted ads that appear within each episode.
Realtors advocate VA homeownership before Congress (2/11/2016)
Sherri Meadows, 2016 NAR VP and 2014 Florida Realtors president, told a U.S. House subcommittee that Realtors strongly support programs that help vets find homes.
Realtor.com milestone: 50M unique users in Jan. (2/8/2016)
News Corp, which operates the NAR-owned website, called it a bright spot for increasing revenues and “the world’s largest player in digital real estate.”
Ad campaign urges consumers to ‘Get Realtor’ (2/8/2016)
NAR’s new ad campaign tells clients that they need to do more than click a few buttons to magically get the home of their dreams. It’s time to “get Realtor.”
Bill to expand homeownership passes House (2/3/2016)
The NAR-supported H.R. 3700 bill eases some rules, including FHA condo loan restrictions, to help more buyers qualify for housing. It now goes to the Senate.
How is Zillow using IDX listing data? (2/2/2016)
NAR released more info about the lawsuits between NAR, realtor.com-oversight company Move Inc. and Zillow, saying Zillow’s use of Realtor data is key.
Real estate's impact from spending and tax deal (12/17/2015)
Congress should pass its massive spending-tax bill today and the president is expected to sign it. Among other things, one tax provision helps Fla. homeowners.
NAR teams up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (12/10/2015)
The national association says its showing “support for the nation’s youth.” It launched a co-branded website and encourages members to get involved.
A Capitol Hill win for homeownership (12/8/2015)
Congress voted and Pres. Obama signed a $305B transportation bill that doesn’t rely on homebuyer funding through g-fees, thanks, in part, to Realtors’ efforts.
NAR Call for Action update: Homebuyers won’t pay (12/2/2015)
The call asked Realtors to email Congress and protest the use of buyer fees to fund transportation projects. It worked. The bill now taps other revenue sources.
Orlando Realtor wins top NAR award (11/17/2015)
Cynthia Shelton, 2009 Florida Realtors pres., received the Distinguished Service Award in honor of her outstanding leadership and service to the industry.
Fla. Realtor is NAR’s new president (11/16/2015)
Tom Salomone, who served as Florida Realtors president in 2003, notes a few remaining challenges but “the economy and real estate market are back in a major way.”