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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Safety video helps clients understand your process (10/29/2015)
“Why must I come into the office before seeing homes?” clients ask. The safety conversation may be awkward, but NAR’s new shareable video can help.
Stop Congress from taking money from homeowners (10/27/2015)
Protect Fla. homeowners from having housing funds hijacked by Congress to repair potholes and pay for transportation issues. Every Realtor should say “NO” to lawmakers.
Don’t tax homeownership to pay for roads (10/16/2015)
NAR Call for Action: Should G-fees – added costs on home loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac – help pay for road construction? Tell lawmakers “no.”
Traditional Realtor tools a target for lawsuits (8/19/2015)
A store-bought router supplies Wifi in your lobby? Your MLS offers a location-based home search? If so, you could be sued. NAR is working to end the practice.