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Another Short-term Flood Insurance Extension Likely

The National Flood Insurance Program will likely get another short-term extension before its Dec. 8 expiration date, NAR Senior Legislative Policy Representative Austin Perez told REALTORS® at a federal legislative forum Friday at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo...
November 3, 2017

No Path to 3% GDP Growth Without Real Estate

While the GOP tax plan will not increase GDP, the real estate market does hold the key to economic growth, according two prominent economists at the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. While the country’s GDP hit the three percent...
November 3, 2017

REALTORS® and Habitat for the Win

This Wednesday and Thursday, the REALTORS® Volunteer Build returned to Chicago, where it began in 2001. Learn how NAR members partnered with Habitat for Humanity and other volunteers to create more homeownership opportunities in West Pullman in REALTOR® Magazine's...
November 2, 2017

Are you Using Virtual Reality to Win More Buyers and Sellers? Learn How to Get Started

Matterport, a virtual reality company, contributed to this post to let agents and brokers know about a free e-book on using virtual reality in real estate that it’s making available. Top real estate agents and brokers agree—virtual reality is...
July 13, 2017

Largest Source of Mortgage Funds in U.S. Tries to Help Homebuyers Struggling With Student Debt

Fannie Mae has come to recognize the problem people are facing when they’d like to buy a house but they’re hemmed in by tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt. First, in calculating loan applicant’s debt-to-income ratio,...

Could Alexa Be Your Client’s Agent?

Smart speakers might be the latest touch point connecting consumers with real estate data. Users of Amazon’s Echo can already access mortgage calculators and automated valuation tools. So it makes sense that NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee...
May 18, 2017

In Real Estate, Scammers Are Getting Unbelievably Tricky

A hip-looking website and a realistic-looking payment invoice. Real estate professionals in Florida were recently hit with a scam in which they were instructed to pay a fee to maintain their membership listing with the Florida Board of REALTORS®,...
March 16, 2017

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

Teamwork: It’s OK for Individual Agents to Ask for Help

You know a prospect will move on quickly if you don’t respond to their query in a timely fashion. But when you’re an individual agent juggling multiple clients, listings, marketing initiatives, and everything else that comes along with maintaining...

Video: NAR’s CRT Labs Keeps REALTORS® in Front of Smart Home Technology

As smart-home technology continues to proliferate, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Center for REALTOR® Technology has established a laboratory to test and study the sensors, software and other high-tech systems that are increasingly being used to manage temperature, air quality, security...
June 8, 2016