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.
Realtor.com’s oversight company sold to News Corp (9/30/2014)
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will acquire Move Inc. – the company that manages NAR-owned realtor.com – and “shape the future of real estate,” says NAR.
10 ways to be safer on the job (9/15/2014)
Realtors should take steps to be safe: Problems are rare, but you must be prepared. NAR asked Realtors on Facebook to share safety tips. Here are the top 10.
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.