REALTORS®’ CEO Meets U.S. Labor Secretary on Association Health Plans

National Association of REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg National Association of REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg was among a handful of trade association representatives invited to meet with U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia on Wednesday. Goldberg was selected to speak on behalf of America’s REALTORS® working as independent contractors during a conversation focused on association [...]

By |2019-10-31T20:42:20+00:00October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 2019 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that September’s pending home sales pace was up 1.5% last month and rose 3.9% from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close. They tend to lead Existing Home Sales data by [...]

By |2019-10-29T18:04:28+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Century Ventures Makes Investment in Home Captain

CHICAGO (October 29, 2019) — The National Association of Realtors®' venture capital fund, Second Century Ventures, has made an investment in Home Captain, a veteran-owned, technology-enabled real estate platform that guides consumers through the home buying process.Home Captain was a member of Second Century Ventures’ 2016 REACH Accelerator class, a unique technology growth program that [...]

By |2019-10-29T17:44:07+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pending Home Sales Rise 1.5% in September

Pointing to data from active listings at realtor.com®, Yun says the upper end of the market is faring well. Fort Wayne, Ind., Rochester, N.Y., Pueblo, Colo., Columbus, Ohio, and Topeka, Kan., saw the largest increase in active listings in September compared to a year ago.Although contract signings are on the upswing, Yun says the numbers [...]

By |2019-10-29T13:33:32+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Association of Realtors® Commends HUD, DOJ False Claims Act Decision

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2019) – National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice this afternoon announced its decision to ease the use of the False Claims Act.“The National Association of Realtors® commends HUD and the DOJ for the Memorandum [...]

By |2019-10-28T17:27:32+00:00October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

C2EX Broker Resources

Managing brokers have administrative capabilities on the C2EX platform to help you enhance and track your agents' C2EX progress, including: Uploading your brokerage’s logo Adding materials to the C2EX Library specifically for your agents Creating tasks for your agents Pulling progress reports Managing user admin access in your office Here are some resources to help [...]

By |2019-10-28T16:54:00+00:00October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monday Minute: Week of October 28, 2019

Both the House and Senate are in session this week. What issues should REALTORS® follow? Pending legislation markup – NAR letter on TRIA.HEARING SCHEDULE* Tuesday, October 29 House Financial Services Committee markup of pending business: The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Waters) Wednesday, October 30 Continuation of House Financial Services Committee markup [...]

By |2019-10-25T20:14:55+00:00October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween 2019: The Uncommon Previous Careers of REALTORS®

Only 4% of REALTORS® stated that real estate was their first career in the 2019 Member Profile, down slightly from 5%t last year. Most commonly, members held previous full-time careers in management/business/financial sector (16%), and sales/retail (15%), followed by office/admin support (9%). Respondents are able to select from a list of options that best represents [...]

By |2019-10-25T15:43:10+00:00October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

House Passes the Corporate Transparency Act

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2315, the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 with bipartisan support by a vote of 249-173.  The anti-money laundering (AML) legislation is designed to stop the formation of anonymous shell companies created under state law that are often used by bad actors to launder money or to [...]

By |2019-10-23T19:14:20+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Joint Op-Ed Published

To counter a growing narrative that the Federal government has expanded its exposure to risky mortgages, NAR recently published an op-ed with the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, and the National Home Builders Association in the American Banker to set the record straight. The op-ed describes how comprehensive characteristics, along with new laws [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:45:49+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments