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Realtors® to “Rise and Shine” During Annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego

WASHINGTON (November 3, 2021) – One week from today, Realtors® from across the country and around the world will gather in San Diego to experience the premier global event for real estate professionals."Rise and Shine" serves as the theme for the first-ever hybrid – in-person and virtual – REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the annual conference for the world's largest trade association. Participants...

Pending Home Sales Dip 2.3% in September

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, decreased 2.3% to 116.7 in September. Year-over-year, signings decreased 8.0%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.“Contract transactions slowed a bit in September and are showing signs of a calmer home price trend, as the market is...

NAR President, Leaders Commemorate 10th Anniversary of MLK Memorial

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2021) – National Association of REALTORS® President Charlie Oppler, with a delegation of members and association staff, commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial this week in Washington, D.C.NAR was an early supporter of the memorial, donating $1 million to the project in 2007. The Memorial Foundation, builders of the Martin Luther King Jr....

Houses For Sale By Owners: 10 Tips For Success

Houses For Sale By Owners--Here Are 10 Tips For Success. 1. Do Your Homework. Take some time to get an idea what your local real estate market is like. You want to get an ideal what sort of houses are selling and how you can improve your chances of getting a sale quickly. 2. Time Your Decision Well. Gauging current market conditions and expert timing are two key factors in selling your house. This if...

NAR Mourns the Passing of 1990 President Norman D. Flynn

WASHINGTON (JUNE 7, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement in memory of Norman Flynn, who passed away on Friday at his home in Wisconsin. Flynn served as NAR’s President in 1990, following stints in leadership at both the Wisconsin Realtors® Association and the Greater Madison Board of Realtors®. Flynn was 79.“NAR and our community of...

Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2021 REACH Canada Program

TORONTO (June 7, 2021) – Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has opened applications for the 2021 REACH Canada scale-up program. SCV, which is the most active global venture fund in real estate technology, operates the award-winning REACH real estate technology growth program in five major, international markets.REACH provides a unique...

NAR Applauds Latest White House Initiatives to Combat Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON (JUNE 1, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement today as President Joe Biden travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and unveil new initiatives designed to close racial wealth gaps. The administration's proposals focus primarily on expanding opportunities for small business and home...

Homeowners Feel Ready to Sell

New findings from a survey from the National Association of REALTORS ® show that 77 percent of Americans think that now is a good time to sell a home, a new record high. Respondents in the West were the most likely to believe that now is a good time to sell (85 percent) as well as those who currently home a home (82 percent). Much of this optimism comes from several successive years of robust home price...

Trick or Treat Safety Rules for Homeowners

It’s all tricks and treats until somebody gets hurt! HouseLogic has several suggestions to keep homes and candy-seeking guests safe during All Hallows Eve. First, make sure outdoor lights are as bright as possible; check the label on the light fixtures and use the highest wattage bulbs they can safely handle. Homeowners can always switch them back to a lower wattage after the holiday. Next, use LED...

Consumers Care About the Environment

With extreme weather events like Hurricane Florence dominating the news and everyday concerns about lessening energy usage, American property owners and communities are more concerned about the environment than ever before. Consumer inclinations for walkable communities and energy-efficient homes are on the rise, according to NAR research. Knowing these preferences, REALTORS® are changing the way they...

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