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Should MLSs Be Required to Have a Waiver Policy?

A long-simmering proposal colloquially known as “MLS of Choice” moved forward today as an official recommendation to the Board of Directors from the 2017 Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee. ...
November 5, 2017

GOP Strategist: Tax Reform Won’t Pass

Congress isn’t going to approve the tax reform bill introduced in the House this week, Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt predicted during a federal legislative and political forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Saturday. Only the country’s...
November 4, 2017

How to Measure the Success of a Podcast

If you’ve been thinking about starting a podcast to build your business but don’t know where to start, online audio enthusiast Monica Neubauer has a simple piece of advice: Just dive in—but make sure you know why you’re doing...
November 4, 2017

Buffini: ‘Emigrant Edge’ Is in Real Estate Pros’ DNA

Everyone has what real estate coach Brian Buffini calls “the emigrant edge.” In your ancestry is someone who risked everything to leave their country of origin in search of greater possibilities in America, and that strength of character is...

REALTORS®’ Difficult Argument Against Tax Proposal

REALTORS® have the challenging job of explaining why the GOP’s tax reform proposal isn’t good for homeowners, even though on the surface, the bill appears to offer some benefits for middle-class households. In reality, the changes will lead to...
November 3, 2017

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,...