ListHub not planning move against online ad firms (9/8/2014)
The Point2 acquisition means ListHub distributes 85% of MLSs’ listings, but it says brokers still make the calls; it doesn’t decide where listings appear.
Realtors a bit less confident about the market (8/27/2014)
NAR’s confidence index, which gauges members’ views of real estate over the next six months, dropped two points to 60 – but anything above 50 is still positive.
Realtor.com wants members’ help to become No. 1 (8/22/2014)
Move Inc.’s CEO wants to “look forward and not backward.” He talked about the future of online ad sites and changes planned for NAR-owned realtor.com.
NAR announces $35M advertising campaign (7/14/2014)
The “Real People” campaign targets buyers and sellers age 25-54 and works in tandem with a realtor.com campaign promoting the accuracy of its listings.
Move Inc. hires realtor.com’s first chief economist (7/1/2014)
The position will give realtor.com more high-profile media exposure and help it compete against Zillow and Trulia, which have their own chief economists.
Association-wide shaming for ethics violators (5/28/2014)
An NAR pilot program will be tested in Calif.: The names of all Realtors who violate the Code of Ethics will be posted online in a password-protected section.
NAR: In 2013, Realtors’ sales and income grew (5/20/2014)
NAR 2014 Member Profile: The 11.5% growth in 2013 home prices had a ripple effect on Realtor income and sales volume, which jumped for the third year.
NAR approves core organizational standards (5/19/2014)
NAR’s Board voted on a number of initiatives Saturday, including higher “unified, core standards” that all state and local associations must follow.
NAR advances plan to track more member activities (5/15/2014)
Who uses Realtors Property Resource? Who responds to a call for action? Committee says better member data will help NAR personalize products and services.
It’s unlikely Congress will alter mortgage tax credit (5/14/2014)
Political strategists at NAR convention expect a nat’l tax discussion, but no longer think lawmakers will consider changes to the popular homeowner deduction.
Realtors in Washington push for change (5/13/2014)
This week, nearly 8,500 Realtors from across the U.S. are in Washington to talk to lawmakers about real estate issues, such as tax forgiveness after a short sale.
Realtor.com pulling listings from MSN Real Estate (5/9/2014)
The NAR-owned listing portal says the benefits outweigh the risks in dropping Internet-aggregator websites. It’s shifting focus to the growing mobile app market.
NAR and realtor.com launch first joint campaign (4/8/2014)
Their goal: To drive consumer awareness of Realtors and realtor.com’s value, and to explain the issues that impact buying, selling and investing in real estate.
Realtors to FHA: Your insurance rates drive buyers away (4/3/2014)
NAR President Steve Brown reached out to the FHA in a letter. He hopes to persuade the agency to lower its annual mortgage insurance premiums.
NAR’s 30 under 30 class of 2014 (4/1/2014)
One Fla. Realtor, Juan Carlos German with the Carlos German & Team Inc. in Kissimmee, made NAR’s annual list of up-and-coming Realtors.
Vote for Fla. 30 under 30 finalists (3/24/2014)
Three Realtors from Fla. are among the 50 finalists vying to be one of NAR’s Realtor Magazine’s 30 under 30 class of 2014, and they need your votes.
NAR a partner in Move Inc. lawsuit against Zillow (3/18/2014)
Lawsuit claims that Errol Samuelson, former Move Inc. exec who moved to Zillow, misappropriated trade secrets, and breached his contract and fiduciary duty.