REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces Largest Grant Ever Awarded With $2 Million in Relief Aid for Arkansas Tornado Victims


RRF Gives $2M in Aid for Arkansas Tornado Victims

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation funds will be made available to the public to assist with the Arkansas disaster victims' housing payments.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes


NAR Applauds VA Home Loan Benefit Changes

The VA's revised home loan guaranty will give veterans and active-duty service members the same advantages as other buyers in the real estate...
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Tori Syrek



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National Housing Conference Honors NAR's Joe Ventrone with Lifetime Achievement Award


Joe Ventrone Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Ventrone was recognized for the work he has done in making significant strides in addressing the nation's critical shortage of affordable...
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Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Slumped 7.7% in April


Pending Home Sales Slumped 7.7% in April

The impact of escalating interest rates throughout April dampened home buying, even with more inventory in the market.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Retreated 1.9% in April


Existing-Home Sales Retreated 1.9% in April

Home sales changed little overall, but the upper-end market is experiencing a sizable gain due to more supply coming onto the market.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Second Century Ventures Announces Eight Companies for REACH LATAM 2024 Cohort


Eight Companies Announced for REACH LATAM 2024 Cohort

Those selected for the 2024 program will join a portfolio of more than 250 technology companies across six major markets worldwide.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Calls on Real Estate Technology Startups to Apply for Pitch Battle Competition


Applications Open for iOi Tech Pitch Battle Competition

The competition allows tech start-ups to showcase real estate solutions while receiving the attention of investors, practitioners, and tech experts.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Property Management Forum Highlights Critical Conversations on Rent Control, Tenant Protections, and Insurance Challenges


NAR Focuses on Critical Property Management Issues

NAR's Property Management Forum led robust discussions on rent control, tenant protection efforts, insurance challenges, and commercial real...
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun Predicts Falling Long-Term Interest Rates, Rising Existing-Home Sales in 2024


NAR Predicts Falling Interest Rates, Rising Sales

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discussed economic issues and trends, provided forecast at 2024 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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More Than 90% of Metro Areas Recorded Home Price Increases in First Quarter of 2024


Majority of Metro Areas Saw Home Price Gains in Q1 2024

Thirty percent of the 221 tracked metro areas experienced double-digit price gains over the same period, up from 15% in the fourth quarter of 2023.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Real Estate Tech Leaders Discuss Transformative Impact of Artificial Intelligence


Real Estate Tech Leaders Discuss Impact of AI

A panel of experts explored how technologies like AI and AR are enhancing client interactions and shaping the future of real estate transactions.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR 2024 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Kick-Start Event with Bipartisan Leaders


NAR, Bipartisan Leaders Discuss '24 Political Landscape

Discussion at NAR's Federal Legislative and Political Forum covered a range of topics, from legislative accomplishments to market outlooks.
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Tori Syrek



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Housing Trade Groups Applaud Launch of Bipartisan Congressional Real Estate Caucus


Congress Launches Bipartisan Real Estate Caucus

It is vital that Congress supports policies that promote the growth of the real estate industry; the newly formed caucus aims to accomplish this.
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Tori Syrek



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Center for REALTOR® Development Partners with Shaping Wealth to Empower Agents with Human-Centric Training Suite


CRD Partners With Shaping Wealth To Empower Agents

CRD's partnership with Shaping Wealth will enhances NAR members' ability to serve their clients with empathy, integrity and professionalism.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Applauds HUD and GSEs for New Appraisal Reconsideration Process


NAR Applauds GSEs and FHA for New Appraisal Process

The new process allows consumers to more readily obtain a second look at appraisals when they disagree with them.
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Tori Syrek



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Realtors®' Charitable Giving and Volunteering Increased Last Year


Realtors®' Charitable Giving and Volunteering Increased

Monthly volunteering and monetary donations by REALTORS® both increased in 2023, demonstrating REALTORS®' continued dedication to giving back.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178

Community Outreach



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NAR Welcomes the FHFA's Fair Lending Final Rule and Equitable Housing Finance Plans


NAR Lauds FHFA Fair Lending, Equitable Housing Plans

The FHFA's work promotes more fairness and greater soundness in the housing finance system and more homeownership opportunities for more...
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Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Ascended 3.4% in March


Pending Home Sales Ascended 3.4% in March

NAR forecasts 4.46 million existing-home sales in 2024, a 9% increase from 2023.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Descended 4.3% in March


Existing-Home Sales Descended 4.3% in March

Though rebounding from cyclical lows, home sales are stuck because interest rates have not made any major moves.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Second Century Ventures Announces 8 Companies for 2024 REACH Scale-Up Program


8 Companies Announced for 2024 REACH Scale-Up Program

Companies selected for the 2024 REACH program represent a diverse range of solutions across the real estate ecosystem.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With SoFi


NAR Announces Partnership With SoFi

NAR members and their clients will receive exclusive rates and discounts on mortgages, student loan refinancing, personal loans and more.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Honors Fair Housing Month, Announces 2024 Fair Housing Champion Award Winners


2024 Fair Housing Champion Award Winners Announced

Award recipients are celebrated for contributions to communities and efforts in promoting homeownership to individuals from all backgrounds.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Millennials Reclaim Position as Largest Group of Home Buyers


Millennials Once Again the Largest Group of Home Buyers

Millennials have eclipsed baby boomers to become the largest group of home buyers, marking a significant shift in housing market demographics.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Pending Home Sales Rose 1.6% in February


Pending Home Sales Rose 1.6% in February

Modest sales growth shows slow and steady progress from the lows of late last year.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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NAR Applauds White House Announcement Addressing Land Use Barriers and Housing Production


Biden Addresses Land Use Barriers, Housing Production

NAR has long advocated for promoting and accelerating housing production, and lauds the White House's plan to increase the affordable housing...
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Tori Syrek



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NAR Urges Congress to Immediately Extend Crucial NFIP Before Tomorrow’s Expiration


NAR Urges Congress to Extend NFIP Before Expiration

Americans deserve certainty and stability in the flood insurance marketplace so that they can protect their homes, businesses, and loved ones.
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Tori Syrek



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NAR Highlights Dire Lack of Housing Affordability and Inventory in Congressional Testimony


NAR Testifies: Lack of Housing Affordability, Inventory

Dr. Jessica Lautz discusses NAR research, confirms the housing market continues to have a deficit in housing inventory compared to housing demand.
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Tori Syrek



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Existing-Home Sales Vaulted 9.5% in February, Largest Monthly Increase in a Year


Existing-Home Sales Vaulted 9.5% in February

Additional housing supply is helping to satisfy market demand, which has been on a steady rise due to population and job growth.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Correcting the Record: NAR Does Not Set Commissions


Correcting the Record: NAR Does Not Set Commissions

The rule that has been the subject of litigation requires only that listing brokers communicate an offer of compensation.
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Suzanne Bouhia 202-383-1050



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National Association of REALTORS® Reaches Agreement to Resolve Nationwide Claims Brought by Home Sellers


NAR Reaches Agreement to Resolve Seller Claims

The agreement would resolve claims against NAR, 1m+ NAR members, state and local REALTOR® associations, association-owned MLSs, and some brokerages.
Media Contact: 

Suzanne Bouhia 202-383-1050



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NAR Offers ABR® Coursework at No Cost All Year!


NAR is providing the popular Accredited Buyer's Representative® (ABR®) course, which is typically $295, available to REALTORS® at no cost.



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NAR Thanks President Biden for Addressing Affordable Housing Supply in SOTU


NAR Thankful for SOTU Addressing Affordable Housing

NAR research showed a nationwide housing shortage of 5.5 million affordable units, and commends the government's commitment to solving the issue.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Navigating Client Conversations: Communicate Your Value With Confidence and Clarity With Lynn Madison Part 1


In this episode, we talk about how to improve skill in communicating what you do and how valuable your skills are to your clients.



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NAR to Provide ABR® Coursework at No Cost


Throughout 2024, NAR is making the popular Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course, which is typically $295, available to REALTORS® at no cost.



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Pending Home Sales Receded 4.9% in January


Pending Home Sales Receded 4.9% in January

The Northeast and West posted monthly gains in transactions; the Midwest and South recorded losses. All four regions saw year-over-year decreases.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Rose 3.1% in January


Existing-Home Sales Rose 3.1% in January

While home sales remain sizably lower than a couple of years ago, January’s monthly gain is the start of more supply and demand.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With Curbio


NAR Announces Partnership With Curbio

REALTORS® and their clients will have free access to Curbio's 'Build Your Own' estimate app, which offers free repair estimates for...
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Filling your Buyer Pipeline with Current and Future Clients: Part 2 with Janet Judd


This episode takes a look at the difference between online leads and live leads and a few marketing tips.



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Racial Minority Groups Increased Their Homeownership Rates While Still Facing Significant Homebuying Challenges


Racial Minority Groups Increased Homeownership Rates

A new report from NAR delves into homeownership trends within each racial group and explores obstacles encountered in the pursuit of homeownership.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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NAR Hosts Policy Forum to Address Challenges Facing Home Buyers


Policy Forum Addresses Home Buyers' Challenges

The forum brought together housing and economic experts, policymakers, and industry stakeholders to address the challenges hindering homeownership.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Filling Your Buyer Pipeline With Current and Future Clients Part 1 With Janet Judd


Janet Judd offers actionable tips on how to find and retain potential clients so that you can keep your buyer pipeline full for months ahead.



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NAR Opens Applications for 2024 Good Neighbor Awards


NAR Opens Applications for 2024 Good Neighbor Awards

NAR's Good Neighbor Awards honor NAR members who exemplify dedication to volunteer service and make significant impacts in their communities.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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REACH Australia and New Zealand Unveils Nine Companies Selected to 2024 Scale-up Program


Nine Companies Join REACH Australia and New Zealand

REACH is a cornerstone for tech companies aiming to scale their growth and make an impact on the real estate communities of Australia and New Zealand.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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More Than 85% of Metro Areas Registered Home Price Increases in Fourth Quarter of 2023


Majority of Metro Areas Saw Home Price Gains in Q4 2023

Fifteen percent of the tracked metro areas saw double-digit price increases in Q4 2023, and the 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell from 7.79% to 6.61%.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR's Fair Housing Video Series Receives Esteemed Award


NAR's Fair Housing Video Series Receives Esteemed Award

NAR is steadfast in its commitment to providing tools and resources to help members tackle hidden biases and treat all consumers fairly.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Showcases Value and Expertise REALTORS® Deliver to Consumers Nationwide in 2024 "That's Who We R" Campaign


That's Who We R, First-Time Buyer Show REALTOR® Value

The sixth iteration of the "That's Who We R" national advertising campaign offers consumers a first-hand look at what REALTORS® can do...
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Suzanne Bouhia 202-383-1050



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Pending Home Sales Climbed 8.3% in December


Pending Home Sales Climbed 8.3% in December

The housing market is off to a good start this year, as consumers benefit from falling mortgage rates and stable home prices.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Intro to Sustainability and Finance: What REALTORS® Need to Know


Gain an understanding of sustainability and energy efficiency as it relates to location-specific concerns facing clients and communities.



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Existing-Home Sales Slid 1.0% in December


Existing-Home Sales Slid 1.0% in December

The latest month’s sales look to be the bottom before inevitably turning higher in the new year, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Strategies for Successful Business Planning in the New Year: Part 2 with Matthew Rathbun


Matthew Rathbun discusses business suggestions, strategies, and ideas to help you make successful business plans in 2024.



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NAR's Volunteering Works Program Announces Mentoring Recipients


NAR Announces 2024 Volunteering Works Recipients

Volunteering Works pairs real estate agents who work on small-scale charitable efforts with mentors who can help them improve and expand their impact.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With Chirpyest


NAR Announces Partnership With Chirpyest

Chirpyest is a social commerce marketplace that empowers users to earn cash back when they shop and share their curated finds.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Sharon Millett and Vince Malta Appointed to NAR Leadership Team


Sharon Millett & Vince Malta Appointed NAR Leaders

The pair were appointed as members of NAR’s Leadership Team effective immediately and following a unanimous vote by the Leadership Team.



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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Welcomes New Vice President and Directors to Strengthen Its Mission


New VP and Directors to Strengthen RRF's Mission

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation announces Gregory Hrabcak as the new vice president, and David Legaz and JoAnne Poole as new directors.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Strategies for Successful Business Planning in the New Year: Part 1 with Matthew Rathbun


Matthew Rathbun discusses business suggestions, strategies, and ideas to help you make successful business plans in 2024.



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NAR President Tracy Kasper Resigns; President-elect Kevin Sears Steps into Role, Effective Immediately


NAR President Tracy Kasper Resigns

Kasper said that due to a threat to disclose past personal non-financial matters, it was best for the organization that she step down.
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Suzanne Bouhia



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Pending Home Sales Recorded No Change in November


Pending Home Sales Recorded No Change in November

Pending-home sales rose in the Northeast, Midwest, and West, but fell in the South. All regions saw year-over-year declines in transactions.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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NAR Voices Concern Over Proposal to Rescind Association Health Plan Regulations


NAR Opposes DOL's Proposal to Rescind AHP Regulations

"Our association will be filing detailed comments laying out our strong objections to this proposal," said NAR President Tracy Kasper.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With SnoopDrive


NAR Announces Partnership With SnoopDrive

NAR members will receive significant discounts on automotive products, such as warranties and mishap coverage.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Existing-Home Sales Expanded 0.8% in November, Ending Five-Month Slide


Existing-Home Sales Expanded 0.8% in November

A marked turn in existing-home sales can be expected as mortgage rates have plunged in recent weeks.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Forecasts 4.71 Million Existing-Home Sales, Improved Outlook for Home Buyers in 2024


NAR Forecasts 4.71 M Existing-Home Sales in 2024

Annual median home prices are expected to remain largely unchanged at the national level in 2024, modestly improving affordability from rising income.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Investing in Real Estate Is More Than the Purchase With John Letourneau


John LeTourneau describes a cycle of investments starting with residential, into industrial, then long-term net leases.



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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2024 REACH U.S. Program


SCV Opens Applications for 2024 REACH U.S. Program

The strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS® has opened applications for the 2024 U.S. REACH technology growth program.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of REALTORS® Announces New Chief Marketing and Communications Officer


NAR Announces New Head of Marketing and Communications

Suzanne Bouhia, former Ernst & Young (EY) Chief Communications Officer for the Americas, will lead communications, marketing, and branding...
Media Contact: 

Wes Shaw



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Pending Home Sales Fell 1.5% in October


Pending Home Sales Fell 1.5% in October

During October 2023, mortgage rates were at their highest, and contract signings for existing homes were at their lowest in more than 20 years.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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VA Loans, Helping Veterans, and Improving Business with Jimmy Vercellino


Working with active-duty military and veteran VA borrowers to help them find a home could be just what your business needs right now.



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Existing-Home Sales Receded 4.1% in October


Existing-Home Sales Receded 4.1% in October

Prospective homebuyers experienced another difficult month due to lack of housing inventory and the highest mortgage rates in a generation.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Presents Realtor® Greg Herb With Distinguished Service Award


Distinguished Service Award Presented to Greg Herb

Greg has had a tremendous impact on the real estate industry through his trailblazing accomplishments and service to his fellow REALTORS® nationwide.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Presents Realtor® Mike McGrew With Distinguished Service Award


Distinguished Service Award Presented to Mike McGrew

Mike's commitment to the local, state, and national levels of NAR and his charitable work epitomizes the Distinguished Service Award.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Experts Discuss Transformative Role of Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate


The Transformative Role of AI in Real Estate

Two sessions at NAR NXT: The REALTOR® Experience focused on how automation and AI is reshaping real estate marketing and operations.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR REALTOR Benefits® Partners Honored for Exceptional Service and Innovation


NAR REALTOR Benefits® Partners Honored

NAR celebrated the achievements of its NAR REALTOR Benefits® partners with an awards ceremony at the 2023 NAR NXT, The Realtor® Experience.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Advocacy Policy Priorities Outlined During 2023 Realtors® Annual Conference


NAR Advocacy Policy Priorities Outlined

NAR's priorities include improving access to homeownership, expanding economic opportunities, and promoting NAR research to inform policymaking.



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More Than 80% of Metro Areas Registered Home Price Increases in Third Quarter of 2023


Majority of Metro Areas Saw Home Price Gains in Q3 2023

Eleven percent of the tracked metro areas saw double-digit price increases in Q3 2023, and the 30-year fixed mortgage rate ranged from 6.81% to 7.31%.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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12,000 Realtors® to "Own the Moment" at NAR NXT Annual Conference & Expo in Anaheim


12,000 Realtors® at NAR NXT Annual Conference & Expo

REALTORS® from across the country and the world will converge on Anaheim, California, November 14–16 for 2023 NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Unveils Flood Disclosure Tracker


NAR Unveils Flood Disclosure Tracker

The tracker aims to educate the public and Congress as it considers FEMA's legislative proposals to reform the National Flood Insurance Program.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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The REALTOR® to REALTOR® Series: Help Military Buyers Overcome Stigmas Around VA Loans


Two experts explain the specific challenges military members sometimes face in the homebuying process and how you can help.



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Marketing Your Business and Value With Holly Mabery


The most successful agents are the ones who show up with value and substance to their clients. That's the key to building your business.



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NAR Announces Leadership Transition


NAR Announces Leadership Transition

Nykia Wright appointed NAR interim CEO starting Nov. 20; Bob Goldberg to serve as executive consultant.
Media Contact: 

Wes Shaw



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Second Century Ventures Selects Seven Tech Companies for 2024 REACH Canada Program


7 Tech Companies Selected for 2024 REACH Canada Program

The 2024 cohort of companies offers a remarkable range of diverse solutions that leverage REACH's rapidly expanding global presence.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Designation Awareness Month - All Courses 20% Off


Now is a great time to go the extra mile and set yourself apart from the competition. Boost your professionalism when you earn a credential from CRD.



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With IRAR Trust Company


NAR Announces Partnership With IRAR Trust Company

IRAR provides discounted self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k) accounts to NAR members, their families, and association staff at all levels of NAR.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Praises Administration’s Actions on Commercial Property Conversions


NAR Praises Actions on Commercial Property Conversions

NAR President: NAR is extremely appreciative of the Administration’s work to bring attention to and help address this critical, nationwide problem.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Grew 1.1% in September


Pending Home Sales Grew 1.1% in September

Pending contracts remain at historically low levels due to the highest mortgage rates in 20 years.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Fell 2.0% in September


Existing-Home Sales Fell 2.0% in September

Regionally, sales rose in the Northeast but receded in the Midwest, South and West. All four regions of the U.S. saw year-over-year sales declines.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Hosts Affordable Workforce Housing Symposium


NAR Hosts Affordable Workforce Housing Symposium

The Affordable Workforce Housing Symposium brought together experts from across government, local businesses, and community leaders.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Statement Regarding Ongoing Violence in Israel


NAR Statement Regarding Ongoing Violence in Israel

NAR President: "I'd like to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of our friends in Israel impacted by the horrific attacks that began...
Media Contact: 

Wes Shaw



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NAR’s 2023 Good Neighbor Awards Winners Celebrated for Community Impact


2023 GNA Winners Celebrated for Community Impact

The 2023 winners exemplify a tireless commitment to serving their communities and working to make life better for people in their neighborhoods.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051

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20% Off RSPS Certification Course


Make second homes your first resort with the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist certification.



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NAR Supports SAFER Banking Act


NAR Supports SAFER Banking Act

The SAFER Banking Act promotes safety and ensures economic expansion while providing clarity for professionals associated with the cannabis industry.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Tumbled 7.1% in August


Pending Home Sales Tumbled 7.1% in August

Pending home sales fell 7.1% in August 2023, with rising mortgage rates and low inventory reducing the pool of home buyers.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Decreased 0.7% in August


Existing-Home Sales Decreased 0.7% in August

In August 2023, existing-home sales improved in the Midwest, were unchanged in the Northeast, and slipped in the South and West.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Celebrates 2023 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists for Community Dedication


NAR Celebrates 2023 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists

These NAR members exemplify the essence of what it means to be a good neighbor, turning their passion and dedication into real-world change.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Awareness Is Your Best Safety Tool With Andy Tolbert


Have the dangers to real estate professionals been increasing, or are we just hearing more about them?



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Pending Home Sales Elevated 0.9% in July, Marking Second Consecutive Monthly Increase


Pending Home Sales Increased 0.9% in July

The small gain in contract signings shows potential for further increases, but rising mortgage rates and inventory limits have kept many from buying.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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NAR Names Productive.ai Winner of 2023 Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit


Productive.ai Wins 2023 iOi Pitch Battle

Productive.ai pulls real-time information from phone conversations and provides automatic notes, summaries, tasks, events and CRM logging.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Existing-Home Sales Slipped 2.2% in July


Existing-Home Sales Slipped 2.2% in July

Existing-home sales fell 2.2% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.07 million. Sales receded 16.6% from one year ago.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Relief Grant for Victims of Maui Wildfires


$1.5 Million RRF Grant for Victims of Maui Wildfires

RRF funds will be made available to the public to assist with the Maui disaster victims’ housing payments as relief and recovery efforts continue.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of Realtors® Announces 2024 Leadership Academy Class


NAR Announces 2024 Leadership Academy Class

Twenty REALTORS® will participate in the program, which prepares emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership positions at NAR.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Almost 60% of Metro Areas Posted Home Price Gains in the Second Quarter of 2023


Majority of Metro Areas Saw Home Price Gains in Q2 2023

Five percent of the 221 tracked metro areas registered double-digit price increases during Q2 2023, down from 7% in Q1.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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National Association of Realtors® Announces 2024 Leadership Academy Class


NAR Announces 2024 Leadership Academy Class

Twenty REALTORS® will participate in the program, which prepares emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership positions at NAR.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Announces 12 Tech Startups for iOi Summit's Pitch Battle


12 Tech Startups for iOi Summit's Pitch Battle

NAR's venture capital arm, Second Century Ventures, will present the competition on August 29-30 at the 2023 iOi Summit in Miami.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Triple-I, National Association of Realtors® Release Homebuyers Handbook


Triple-I, NAR Release Homebuyers Handbook

The handbook explains a homeowners insurance policy with the right type and amount of coverage protects a homeowner's investment and financial...
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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National Association of Realtors®' Katie Johnson Named American Bar Foundation Fellow


Katie Johnson Named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Katie joined NAR as a staff attorney in 2007 and within seven years, she was promoted to General Counsel and first Chief Member Experience Officer.
Media Contact: 

Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Emerging Technology for Real Estate With Dan Weisman and Dave Conroy of NAR


Dan Weisman and Dave Conroy talk about chatbots, fractional real estate, and what they see for the future of cryptocurrency, and offer software suggestions and usage tips.



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20% Off RENE Online Certification Course


The Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification course is designed to elevate and enhance your negotiating skills.

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Annual Foreign Investment in U.S. Existing-Home Sales Declined 9.6% to $53.3 Billion


Foreign Purchases of U.S. Existing Homes Down 9.6%

Foreign buyers purchased 84,600 properties, down 14.2% from the prior year and the fewest number of homes bought since 2009.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Pending Home Sales Rose 0.3% in June, First Increase in Four Months


Pending Home Sales Rose 0.3% in June

The presence of multiple offers implies that housing demand is not being satisfied due to lack of supply. Homebuilders are ramping up production.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Retreated 3.3% in June; Monthly Median Sales Price Reached Second-Highest Amount Ever


Existing-Home Sales Retreated 3.3% in June

At $410,200, the median existing-home sales price for June was the second-highest price recorded since January 1999, and inventory remained tight.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Committed to the Conversation: Why is the Homeownership Gap Still So Wide?


Alexia Smokler discusses several of the educational programs she delivers such as Fairhaven, implicit bias training, NAR's Fair Housing Champion award, and licensure reform efforts under the ACT Initiative.



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Tools and Tech for Working with Mature Clients with Ali Whitley


We discuss the technicalities of senior living, reverse mortgages, estates, taxes, and more. We also discuss helping our mature clients get established in communities and be connected in the ways that help them best.



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Nearly One-Third of Realtors® Say Lack of Inventory Stopped Clients from Buying Homes in 2022 As Housing Supply Dropped to Lowest Level Since 1999


Housing Supply Dropped to Lowest Level Since 1999

The NAR Member Profile report's findings clearly show that the lack of housing inventory is impacting REALTORS®' ability to find buyers a...
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Survey: Home Search Making Buyers Sleepless, Combative


The inventory crunch is creating intense stressors for your clients. You can tap into resources and training to better manage their emotions.



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Get Buyers to Commit to You as Their Agent


Real estate pros who have earned the ABR® designation say they’ve learned strategies to increase client loyalty over the long haul.



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NAR Applauds FHA for Changes to Encourage Multifamily Rental Development


FHA Changes to Encourage Multifamily Rental Development

HUD and the FHA have increased the threshold dollar amount for "Large Multifamily Loans" from $75 million to $120 million.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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20% Off Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Courses


The CRB designation equips brokers, owners, and managers with advanced business management education. All online CRB courses are 20% off in July.



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Pending Home Sales Shrunk 2.7% in May


Pending Home Sales Shrunk 2.7% in May

May 2023 pending sales surged in the Northeast; the other three U.S. regions posted month-over-month losses. All regions saw year-over-year declines.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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National Association of Realtors® Launches Formal Search for its Next CEO


NAR Launches Formal Search for its Next CEO

NAR is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, both inside and outside of the real estate industry.
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Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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NAR CEO Bob Goldberg to Retire at the End of 2024


NAR CEO Bob Goldberg to Retire at the End of 2024

Goldberg will culminate his more than four decades in U.S. real estate and 30-year career at NAR, where he's served as CEO since August 2017.
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Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Existing-Home Sales Edged Higher by 0.2% in May


Existing-Home Sales Edged Higher by 0.2% in May

May 2023 sales rose in the South and West regions of the U.S., and fell in the Northeast and Midwest. Sales in all four regions fell year-over-year.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Rethinking What You Know About Gen Z and Millennial Homebuyers


In this episode, we learn more about Gen Z and millennials and how we can manage their homebuying expectations with preparation and communication.



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National Association of Realtors® Again Earns "Great Place to Work" Distinction


NAR Again Earns "Great Place to Work" Distinction

NAR is committed to putting members first, leading change, advancing diversity and inclusion, giving respect, collaborating, and communicating.
Media Contact: 

Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Second Century Ventures Announces Inaugural REACH LATAM Cohort


Inaugural REACH Latin America (LATAM) Cohort Announced

With a selection of eight companies, Second Century Ventures, NAR's strategic investment arm, extends its REACH program into Latin America.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Associations File Joint Brief to Challenge NY Rent Control Law


Joint Brief to Challenge NY Rent Control Law

NAR joined three other associations in asking the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law.
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Tori Syrek



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NAR Calls for Tech Trailblazers to Apply for iOi Innovator of the Year Awards


NAR Seeks Tech Trailblazers for iOi Innovator Awards

Nominees for the Innovator of the Year Awards must work in real estate or an adjacent industry or be involved with real estate technology.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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US Housing Market Needs More Than 300,000 Affordable Homes for Middle-Income Buyers


Lack of Affordable Homes for Middle-Income Buyers

A report from NAR and Realtor.com® examines the number of listings missing by price range in the current market compared to a balanced market.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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US Housing Market Needs More Than 300,000 Affordable Homes for Middle-Income


Lack of Affordable Homes for Middle-Income Buyers

A report from NAR and Realtor.com® examines the number of listings missing by price range in the current market compared to a balanced market.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Applauds White House Task Force for Changes to Address Appraisal Bias


White House Task Force Addresses Appraisal Bias

A White House task force has announced significant regulatory actions and changes to address appraisal bias and the home appraisal process.
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Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Recorded No Change in April


Pending Home Sales Recorded No Change in April

Three U.S. regions posted monthly gains in pending sales in April 2023; the Northeast posted a decrease. All regions saw year-over-year declines.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2024 REACH Canada Real Estate Technology Program


2024 REACH Canada Applications Open

The mission of NAR's global REACH program is to select and accelerate the most promising technology companies in real estate and adjacent...
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Existing-Home Sales Faded 3.4% in April


Existing-Home Sales Faded 3.4% in April

Existing-home sales decreased in April 2023, with all four major U.S. regions registering month-over-month and year-over-year sales declines.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR President Testifies About New Mortgage Fees Before Congressional Panel


NAR President Testifies About New Mortgage Fees

Parcell said the fees were unnecessary and confusing, and potential homebuyers face a lack of affordability and supply in the current housing market.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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20% Off C-RETS Certification Courses


The C-RETS certification is designed to enhance team development, individual leadership skills, and improve financial performance.



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NAR Invites Tech Startups to Apply for iOi Summit Pitch Battle Competition


Call to Apply for iOi Summit Pitch Battle Competition

The Pitch Battle competition is an opportunity for real estate technology startups to showcase their company and technologies.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Fed's Recent Rate Hike was Unnecessary says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun


NAR Chief Economist Says Fed's Rate Hike Unnecessary

Yun discussed recent developments in the U.S. economy and their impact on the housing market at the 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Tech Leaders Share Insights at 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings


Tech Leaders Share Insights on Real Estate Tools

Speakers at the 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings discussed existing innovations and trends to help real estate agents level up their businesses.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Welcomes FHFA's Cancellation of August 1 LLPA Fee Increase


FHFA Rescinds August 1 LLPA Fee Increase

NAR applauds the FHFA for listening to the industry’s concerns by choosing to drop this fee on borrowers with higher debt-to-income ratios.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Almost Seven in 10 Metro Areas Posted Home Prices Gains in the First Quarter of 2023


Majority of Metro Areas Saw Home Price Gains in Q1 2023

The top 10 metro areas with the largest year-over-year price increases all recorded gains of at least 11.7%.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Chief Economist Offers Commercial Real Estate Market Forecast


NAR Chief Economist Offers Commercial Forecast

Lawrence Yun emphasized challenges facing the commercial real estate market caused by tightening lending policies among many small and regional banks.
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Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Networking to Expand your Global Business with Ginni Field


Ginni Field talks about selling real estate and expanding your business in new ways, and about international buyers and sellers in the United States with a focus on the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.



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NAR Advocacy Policy Priorities Outlined During 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings


NAR Outlines Advocacy Policy Priorities

At the 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, NAR Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn outlined NAR's advocacy team's four goals for the...
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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FHA Commissioner Keynotes Regulatory Issues Forum at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings


FHA Commissioner Keynotes NAR Regulatory Issues Forum

The high-profile session, keynoted by FHA Commissioner Julia Gordon, focused on regulatory policy concerns important to the real estate industry.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Debt Ceiling, Institutional Investors Headline Realtors® Legislative & Political Forum


Forum Discussion: Debt Ceiling, Institutional Investors

Two economists shared their views on the debt, current economy, and the complex role of banking and institutional investors in the housing market.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Decreased 5.2% in March


Pending Home Sales Decreased 5.2% in March

Three of the four regions of the U.S. posted losses in March 23, with the lack of housing inventory acting as a major constraint to rising sales.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Statement on "Home Equity Theft" Court Hearing


Statement on "Home Equity Theft" Court Hearing

The real estate industry wants to ensure owners do not lose their equity interests without the just compensation required by the Fifth Amendment.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Real Estate Trade Groups Unite in Support of Federal Fair Housing Rule


Real Estate Groups Support Federal Fair Housing Rule

HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule provides guidance and tools for finding local solutions to reverse segregated housing patterns.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With RESAAS


NAR Announces Partnership With RESAAS

RESAAS allows agents to share and win new referral business, showcase their listings and gain insights into market data through real-time updates.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Announces 2023 Fair Housing Champion Award Winners


NAR Announces 2023 Fair Housing Champion Award Winners

Winners were recognized for their positive impact in communities and promoting homeownership to buyers of all backgrounds.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Applauds Congress on Broadband Deployment Hearing


NAR Applauds Congress on Broadband Deployment Hearing

NAR supports policies that will increase access for Americans everywhere to an affordable, high-speed, world-class communications infrastructure.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Existing-Home Sales Slid 2.4% in March


Existing-Home Sales Slid 2.4% in March

Month-over-month sales remained steady in the Northeast but declined in the other three regions of the U.S. All regions saw year-over-year decreases.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Report Finds Decline in Commercial Property Purchases by Marijuana Industry, Increase in Leasing Activity


Marijuana Industry Commercial Leasing Up vs. Buying

The 2023 Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue report examines the effects of marijuana legality on various aspects of real estate.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Middle-income Homeowners Gained More Than $120,000 in Wealth Over the Past Decade From Home Appreciation, According to NAR


Homeowners' Net Worth, Wealth Jumped in Last 10 Years

Report shows home buying and selling helps build generational wealth, though variations remain across income, racial, and ethnic groups.



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NAR to Plant 215,000 Trees in Idaho National Forests, Capturing CO2 Emissions Equivalent to More Than 12 Million Gallons of Gasoline Consumed


NAR to Plant 215K Trees in Idaho National Forests

The trees planted by NAR, through the National Forest Foundation, will capture 107,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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This Month's Online Course Discounts


Learn and save now with monthly online course discounts from the Center for REALTOR® Development.



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Personal Stories on Awareness, Fair Housing, and Bias with Robert Morris and Matt Difanis


Robert Morris and Matt Difanis share their stories on what has led them to be so committed to getting the message of Fair Housing out to others.



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Second Century Ventures Announces 14 Companies for 2023 REACH Scale-Up Program


14 Companies Lead 2023 REACH Scale-Up Program

This cohort focuses on solutions for the residential and consumer sectors, as well as on scaling solutions for commercial real estate.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Spring 2023 Housing Market Data Update with NAR's Dr. Jessica Lautz


In this episode, Dr. Lautz shares national data from NAR and discuss what she sees coming in the future.



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Bias Override Video Series, Part 1: What is Implicit Bias?


Learn how our unconscious brains use assumptions as shortcuts that can affect our thinking and behavior.



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Bias Override Video Series, Part 2: Unintended Violations: Implicit Bias and Fair Housing


Learn how implicit bias can result in fair housing and code of ethics violations that may harm others and undermine the experience of purchasing a home.



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Bias Override Video Series, Part 3: Strategies to Interrupt Implicit Bias


Learn concrete and easy steps to interrupt implicit biases and stereotypical thinking that get in the way of fairness and equal professional service.



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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces $1.6M in Relief Grants for Victims of Recent Tornadoes


REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces $1.6M in Relief

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation announced over $1.6 million in disaster relief to REALTOR® associations in Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Talking Buyers, Contracts, Value, and Fees with Lynn Madison


This episode discusses important ways of working with buyers, including understanding what buyers want, expressing the value that REALTORS® bring to the table, and how to get compensated in a changing environment.



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Lending and Laundering Money With Debra Killian


Learn the differences between banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers, and mortgage brokers when it comes to mortgage lending.



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Nearly Half of Sellers' Agents Said Staging a Home Reduced Its Time on Market, NAR Report Finds


48% of Sellers' Agents: Staging Cuts Home’s Market Time

As days on market has lengthened for home sellers, it is not a surprise to see the return of home staging as a tool to attract potential buyers.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Pending Home Sales Grew for Third Straight Month, Up 0.8% in February


Pending Home Sales Up 0.8% in February

February 2023 saw a third month of pending home sales growth. Three U.S. regions posted monthly gains, while the West declined.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Baby Boomers Overtake Millennials as Largest Generation of Home Buyers


Baby Boomers Now the Largest Generation of Home Buyers

Most baby boomers are repeat buyers who have housing equity to propel them into their dream home and who are making housing trades later in life.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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The Philosophy of Business Planning With Imran Poladi


In this episode, we talk about business planning, but we also talk about living life the way you want to live it.



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Existing-Home Sales Surged 14.5% in February, Ending 12-Month Streak of Declines


Existing-Home Sales Surged 14.5% in February

February 2023 saw the largest monthly existing-home sales rise since July 2020. All regions had month-over-month gains and year-over-year declines.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Second Century Ventures Announces Seven Companies Selected for 2023 REACH UK Technology Scale-Up Program


7 Companies Selected for 2023 REACH UK Program

The companies selected for the 2023 REACH UK program were handpicked for their groundbreaking technologies and potential to impact the industry.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Will Host Policy Forum to Showcase 2023 Housing Priorities


NAR Policy Forum to Showcase 2023 Housing Priorities

The policy forum will be held on Thursday, March 16th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Register today.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Names Jennifer Wauhob Its 2023 Vice President of Association Affairs


Meet NAR's 2023 Vice President of Association Affairs

NAR’s leadership team look forward to working with Jennifer to ensure this association is operating efficiently for our members and their clients.
Media Contact: 

Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Pending Home Sales Improved for Second Straight Month, Up 8.1% in January


Pending Home Sales Up 8.1% in January

In the second straight month of growth, contract signings registered the largest monthly increase since June 2020.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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NAR Supports Passage of SECURE Notarization Act


NAR Supports Passage of SECURE Notarization Act

The National Association of REALTORS® issued a statement of support on Monday in response to the passing of the SECURE Notarization Act of 2023.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Demonstrates the Many Ways Realtors® Are Here for Clients During Their Property Journey in the 2023 “That’s Who We R” Campaign


The Many Ways Realtors® Are Here for Clients

The campaign demonstrates the many ways Realtors® are “here for it all,” working to make the dream of property ownership a reality for their clients.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Supports Newly Announced Reduction of MIPs


NAR Supports Newly Announced Reduction of MIPs

FHA's announcement strikes an appropriate balance between assisting homeowners and ensuring the capital reserve ratio and insurance fund remain...
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Tori Syrek



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Existing-Home Sales Descended 0.7% in January


Existing-Home Sales Descended 0.7% in January

Existing-home sales waned for the twelfth consecutive month in January 2023. Month-over-month sales were mixed among the four major U.S. regions.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Calls for Applications to Its 2023 Volunteering Works Grant and Mentoring


Applications Open for 2023 Volunteering Works Program

The grant and mentoring program matches mentors with REALTORS® committed to public service who are looking to enhance their charitable work.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Launches 2023 Annual Fundraising Campaign


RRF Launches Launches 2023 Annual Fundraising Campaign

The annual initiative aims to raise $5 million this year to provide housing relief to victims of hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other disasters.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Nearly Nine in 10 Metro Areas Posted Home Price Gains in the Fourth Quarter of 2022


Most Metro Areas Posted Home Price Gains in Q4 2022

Single-family existing-home sales prices climbed in almost 90% of measured metro areas – 166 of 186 – in the fourth quarter.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Calls on Realtors® Who Give Back to Apply for the 2023 Good Neighbor Awards


Applications Are Open for the 2023 Good Neighbor Awards

Five winners will each receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organization and five honorable mentions will also each receive a $2,500 grant.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Statement on Passing of Margo Wheeler


NAR Statement on Passing of Margo Wheeler

A Realtor® from Tacoma, Wash., Wheeler was a veteran of the United States Army and served as president of the Washington Realtors® in 2017.
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Wes Shaw



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Second Century Ventures Announces Eight Companies Selected to 2023 REACH Australia Technology Growth Program


2023 REACH Australia Technology Growth Program

The companies selected for the 2023 Australia program were handpicked for their groundbreaking technologies and potential to impact the industry.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Pending Home Sales Increased 2.5% in December, Ending Six-Month Slide


Pending Home Sales Increased 2.5% in December

Month-over-month, contract signings fell in the Northeast and Midwest but climbed in the South and West. Year-over-year, all regions declined.
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Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Existing-Home Sales Receded 1.5% in December


Existing-Home Sales Receded 1.5% in December

Existing-home sales retreated for the eleventh consecutive much in December 2022, with three of the four U.S. regions recording month-over-month drops
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Statement on White House Tenant-Centered Action Plan


NAR Statement on Tenant-Centered Action Plan

NAR encourages the Administration to look more deeply at how it can address the root causes of rental affordability—namely, affordable housing supply.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Statement on FHFA LLPA Structure Changes


NAR Statement on FHFA LLPA Structure Changes

NAR will continue to advocate for loan level pricing adjustments (LLPA) reform as the housing market continues to struggle with affordability.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Multiple NAR Leaders Included in 2023 Swanepoel Power 200 List


Multiple NAR Leaders in 2023 Swanepoel Power 200 List

NAR’s 2023 President Kenny Parcell among those recognized in this year’s SP 200.
Media Contact: 

Wes Shaw



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NAR Comments on Concern for Final WOTUS Rule


NAR Comments on Concern for Final WOTUS Rule

The EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ final rule does not provide the clarity and certainty essential for predictable and efficient permitting.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Pending Home Sales Slid 4.0% in November


Pending Home Sales Slid 4.0% in November

With mortgage rates falling throughout December, home-buying activity should inevitably rebound in the coming months and help economic growth.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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"First-Time Buyer" Season 3 Now Streaming on Hulu


"First-Time Buyer" Season 3 Now Streaming on Hulu

The series provides an accurate representation of the American homebuying process while highlighting the important role that REALTORS® play.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Personal Wellness With Christine Hansen


Are you taking care of yourself? It's a serious question that you should pause and consider.



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Hospitality Tips for the Holidays and Beyond with Christine Hansen


Christine Hansen offers some great ideas about hosting with less stress and being a good guest, and how to transfer these principles to your real estate business.



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Existing-Home Sales Dipped 7.7% in November


Existing-Home Sales Dipped 7.7% in November

Existing-home sales fell for the 10th month in a row in November 2022. All regions of the U.S. recorded month-over-month + year-over-year declines.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Applauds White House Roadmap to Reduce Homelessness and Increase Housing Supply


NAR Plauds WH Plan to Increase Housing, House Homeless

NAR has advocated, from its inception, for avenues to end homeless and breakdown barriers that inhibit the increase of housing.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR's Volunteering Works Program Announces 2022 Mentoring Recipients


Volunteering Works Program 2022 Mentoring Recipients

The five Volunteering Works recipients will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of the Good Neighbor Society.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Forecasts 4.78 Million Existing-Home Sales, Stable Prices in 2023


2023: 4.78 Million Existing-Home Sales, Stable Prices

NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, unveiled the association’s forecast for 2023 during NAR’s fourth annual year-end Real Estate Forecast Summit.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2023 REACH U.S. Programs, Appoints New Executive Director


2023 REACH U.S. Applications Open; New Program Director

REACH's mission is to select and help scale the most promising new technology companies in real estate and adjacent industries.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Sponsor/Teach a Resort Course


To teach the Resort and Second-Home Markets course, you must fulfill a number of educational requirements and have an "Intent to Hire" letter. To sponsor the course, an organization must hold a REBAC license.



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Pending Home Sales Declined 4.6% in October


Pending Home Sales Declined 4.6% in October

Month-over-month, contract signings fell in three of four major U.S. regions in October 2022, while the Midwest registered an increase.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Second Century Ventures Expands REACH Program to Latin America, Opens Applications for 2023 Program


REACH Program Expands to Latin America

The Latin American real estate industry represents nearly $1 trillion USD in opportunity, with proptech attractive for venture capital investment.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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20% off Home Finance Resource (HFR) Online Course


Understand the fundamentals of mortgage and financing (and better serve your clients) with the new Home Finance Resource certification online course.



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NAR Applauds HUD for FHA Final Rule Opening the Door to Private Market Flood Insurance


Rule Opens the Door to Private Market Flood Insurance

NAR has long advocated for an updated rule, and this action will increase the flood insurance choices available to FHA borrowers.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Realtors®’ CEO Meets with White House Officials to Discuss Housing Supply, Affordability


NAR Discusses Housing Supply with White House Officials

NAR continues to stress that government must invest in boosting our nation’s housing supply if we are to make housing affordable in the long run.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Existing-Home Sales Slumped 5.9% in October


Existing-Home Sales Slumped 5.9% in October

Fewer homebuyers were able to qualify for a mortgage in October 2022 as mortgage rates climbed higher.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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YouTube Video Marketing and More with Antoine Dupont


Learn how to create videos that create value and produce leads with people who already trust you because of your video presence.



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NAR President Comments on 2022 FHA Report to Congress


NAR President Comments on 2022 FHA Report to Congress

NAR calls on the FHA to reduce the Mortgage Insurance Premium to help first-time and low- to moderate-income buyers.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Launches Nationwide Motor Coach Tour to Mobilize Members, Strengthen Voice for US Consumers


NAR Tour to Mobilize Members, Strengthen Consumer Voice

The tour's goal is to engage members nationwide through events that support member engagement, member recruitment and retention, and community...



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Commercial Real Estate Market May See Slight Decline in Prices in 2023


2023 Commercial Market May See Slight Decline in Prices

While high interest rates may lead to a price decline nationwide, strong job growth will support prices in many markets.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Sustainability Provides a Value Proposition for Real Estate Professionals & Associations


Sustainability: A Value Proposition for Real Estate

Homes account for 22% of U.S. energy consumption, offering an opportunity for real estate professionals and associations to be part of the solution.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Richard Rothstein, Author of the Color of Law, Sits Down With Nar's Bryan Greene To Discuss Equity in Housing


Author of The Color of Law Discusses Equity in Housing

Richard Rothstein was joined by Bryan Greene, NAR Vice President of Policy Advocacy, to discuss the past, present, and future of equity in housing.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Political Strategist Karl Rove and Journalist April Ryan Captivate Crowd During Day Two of NAR NXT, The Realtor® Experience


Karl Rove, April Ryan Captivate Crowd at NAR NXT

Karl Rove and April Ryan delivered a candid, bipartisan review of Tuesday's election results and told personal stories from their work at White...
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Tori Syrek



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Augmented Reality and Generative AI Could Transform Future of Real Estate Marketing


AR, Generative AI Could Transform Real Estate Marketing

AI has allowed consumers to easily create and manipulate photos, which can be of great benefit in real estate, but comes with legal responsibilities.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program Honors Partners During NAR NXT Annual Conference


NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program Honors Partners

NAR recognized GE Appliances Store, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and NAR Travel Club for the benefits they delivered to REALTORS® and their clients in 2022.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Presents Realtor® Chris McElroy with Distinguished Service Award


Distinguished Service Award Presented to Chris McElroy

Chris was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his remarkable dedication to the real estate industry, NAR and the community at large.



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NAR Presents Realtor® Cindy Chandler with Distinguished Service Award


Distinguished Service Award Presented to Cindy Chandler

Cindy's commitment to the real estate industry, NAR and her community represents everything that the Distinguished Service Award embodies.



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National Association of Realtors® Installs 2023 Leadership Team


NAR Installs 2023 Leadership Team

Kenny Parcell, Tracy Kasper, Kevin Sears, Gregory Hrabcak, Margo Wheeler, Pete Kopf, and Leslie Rouda Smith will be NAR's 2023 Leadership Team.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Home Prices Rose Year-Over-Year in 98% of Metro Areas in Third Quarter of 2022


Home Prices Up Year-Over-Year in 98% of Metro Areas

The median income needed to buy a typical home has risen to $88,300, almost $40,000 more than it was pre-pandemic, in 2019.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Second Century Ventures Selects Six Tech Companies for 2023 REACH Canada Program


Six Tech Companies Selected for 2023 REACH Canada

The 2023 REACH Canada cohort are focused on addressing aging in place, housing access, environmental responsibility, and space utilization.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Conference Course Tackles Implicit Bias in Housing


NAR Conference Course Tackles Implicit Bias in Housing

The three-hour course engaged members on challenging discussions about identity and tactics to eliminate bias in the real estate industry.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Designation and Certification Guidelines and Promotional Materials for Associations


When hosting local or state association education sessions, follow these critical guidelines as you plan and promote to your members and attendees.



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12,000+ Realtors® to "Ready, Set, Grow" at NAR NXT Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando


12,000+ REALTORS® to Attend Annual Conference

"Ready, Set, Grow" is the theme for this year's Nov. 11-13 in-person and virtual event by the nation's largest trade association.
Media Contact: 

Lauren Cozzi 202-383-1178



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Pending Home Sales Waned 10.2% in September


Pending Home Sales Waned 10.2% in September

Pending home sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in September, declining month-over-month and year-over-year in all regions of the U.S.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Center for REALTOR® Development


Sharpen your skills and boost your business by investing in yourself through education.



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NAR Releases 2023 Statistical and Forecast News Release Schedule


NAR 2023 Statistical and Forecast News Release Schedule

All NAR 2023 statistical and forecast news releases will be distributed at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Home Finance Resource Certification (HFR)


The Home Finance Resource Certification course is designed to teach REALTORS® how to explain key pieces of the loan origination process to clients and confidently answer questions about mortgage options.



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NAR Applauds FHFA for Loan Level Pricing Reductions


NAR Applauds FHFA for Loan Level Pricing Reductions

NAR applauds FHFA for reducing loan-level pricing adjustments for first-time, low and moderate income, and other homebuyers.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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NAR Praises FHFA for Use of New Credit Score Models


NAR Praises FHFA for Use of New Credit Score Models

FHFA announced their transition from using Classic FICO to allowing Fannie and Freddie to use newer versions of FICO and Vantage.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Existing-Home Sales Decreased 1.5% in September


Existing-Home Sales Decreased 1.5% in September

Three out of the four major U.S. regions saw sales fall month-over-month, while the West held steady. Year-over-year, sales dropped i
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Integrates CompStak into RPR® Platform as Benefit for Commercial Members


NAR Integrates CompStak into RPR®

All NAR commercial members will have access to CompStak Exchange, an analyst-reviewed comp data and analytics platform.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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REALTOR® Safety Tips with Tracey Hawkins


September is Safety Month at NAR, and we are talking with Tracey Hawkins about being intentional regarding safety in the general course of business.



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Sharing Insight into the Latinx Community with Gonzalo Mejia


Many people come to the States and don't realize the opportunities they have for homeownership. Education about opportunities is important.



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NAR's 2022 Good Neighbor Award Winners Honored for Volunteer Work


NAR Announces 2022 Good Neighbor Award Winners

The five individuals named as this year's winners exemplify how REALTORS® make their communities a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Names Revive the Winner of 2022 Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit


Revive Wins the 2022 iOi Pitch Battle Competition

Revive enables sellers to make practical, impactful home renovations in order to sell their property for more.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Pending Home Sales Dropped 2.0% in August


Pending Home Sales Dropped 2.0% in August

August 2022 pending home sales were down 2.0% from July, and contract signings fell year-over-year by double-digit percentages in each U.S. region.



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20% off SRES® Designation Online Course


Guide clients ages 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions with the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation. Take 20% off the cost of the course in October.



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NAR Launches Tree Planting Initiative in Partnership with National Forest Foundation


NAR Launches Tree Planting Initiative

NAR will work with the National Forest Foundation to plant 1.5 million trees throughout the U.S. to represent NAR's more than 1.5 million...
Media Contact: 

Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% in August


Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% in August

August 2022 existing-home sales were down 0.4% from July and 19.9% from one year ago, reflecting this year’s escalating mortgage rates.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR President Participates in White House Meeting on Housing Supply and Affordability


NAR Participates in White House Housing Supply Meeting

NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith joined other housing industry leaders to discuss nonpartisan solutions to the nation's housing supply crisis.
Media Contact: 

Tori Syrek



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Charitable Giving by REALTOR® Associations Jumped 20% Since 2020


Charitable Giving by REALTOR® Associations Up 20%

The typical REALTOR® association donated more than $12,000 to their community last year, up from $10,000 in 2020.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Announces 12 Tech Startups for Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit


12 Tech Startups Set for Pitch Battle at iOi Summit

NAR has announced the 12 companies that will participate in the iOi Summit's "Pitch Battle" competition from Sept. 28-29 in Los...
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With PunchListUSA


NAR Announces Partnership With PunchListUSA

Under this agreement, NAR members will gain free access to PunchListUSA’s online repair estimates.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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National Association of Realtors® Honors 2022 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists


NAR Honors 2022 Good Neighbor Awards Finalists

The 2022 Good Neighbor Awards finalists have donated time, money, and passion to enrich the lives of people in their communities.



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20% off e-PRO® Online Course


Gain strategic marketing tips for your business, and protect yourself and your clients from cyberattacks when you earn NAR’s e-PRO® certification.



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Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for 2023 REACH UK Program


Applications Open for 2023 REACH UK Program

The mission of the REACH UK program is to accelerate the adoption of promising new technology across the real estate ecosystem.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR Announces New REALTOR Benefits® Partnership with Arcadia Publishing


New REALTOR Benefits® Partnership: Arcadia Publishing

Under NAR's agreement with Arcadia Publishing, brokers can receive a free, fully branded brokerage promotional publication.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July


Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July

July 2022’s very modest decline in pending home sales reflects the recent retreat in mortgage rates.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Existing-Home Sales Retreated 5.9% in July


Existing-Home Sales Retreated 5.9% in July

July 2022 existing-home sales were down 5.9% from June and 20.2% from one year ago, with all four regions of the U.S. recording declines.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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Four in Five Metro Areas Notched Double-Digit Price Gains in Second Quarter of 2022


In Q2 2022, 80% of Metros Saw Double-Digit Price Rise

Housing affordability declined as the monthly mortgage payment on a typical existing single-family home with a 20% down payment skyrocketed.
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Troy Green 202-383-1042



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National Association of Realtors® Announces 2023 Leadership Academy Class


NAR Announces 2023 Leadership Academy Class

Twenty REALTORS® have been chosen to participate in the 10-month program to prepare state and local volunteers for future leadership positions at NAR.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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The Shifting Real Estate Market With Leigh Brown


The busiest REALTORS® see the changes in the marketplace first. Once you see them, you need to educate sellers and buyers or you will get behind the REALTORS® who will figure out the shift and leapfrog you.



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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces $500,000 Relief Grant for Victims of Kentucky Flooding


$500K RRF Relief Grant for Victims of Kentucky Flooding

Funds will be made available to the public to assist with disaster victims' housing payments as relief and recovery efforts continue.
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Spencer High 202-383-1051



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NAR's REACH Labs Puts Innovation at the Forefront with Launch of First Multi-Association Program


NAR's REACH Labs Launches Multi-Association Program

NAR's REACH Labs program announced its expansion to Chicago to launch its first multi-association and multiple listing service (MLS) REACH Lab.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Pending Home Sales Fell 8.6% in June


Pending Home Sales Fell 8.6% in June

As escalating mortgage rates and housing prices impacted potential buyers, pending sales retreated in all four major regions in June 2022.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Commends Treasury Department for New Action on Housing Affordability


Treasury Department New Action on Housing Affordability

The Treasury Department plans to allow $350 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for affordable housing use by state, local, and tribal governments.
Media Contact: 

Patrick Newton 202-383-1290



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Best Practices for Using a CRM System With Chris Linsell


Learn how to use a CRM, why you should use one, and the benefits of having this system in your business.



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Annual Foreign Investment in U.S. Existing-Home Sales Climbed 8.5% to $59 Billion, Ending Three-Year Slide


Foreign Investments in US Existing Home Sales Climb

While Foreign Investments climbed, the number of existing homes bought by international buyers declined to 98,600 – the fewest since 2009.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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NAR Chief Economist Addresses Senate Banking on State of Housing in America


Lawrence Yun Addresses Senate Banking: State of Housing

NAR’s chief economist told the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs that he does not foresee a nationwide decline in home prices.
Media Contact: 

Wesley Shaw 202-383-1193



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Existing-Home Sales Slid 5.4% in June


Existing-Home Sales Slid 5.4% in June

Existing-home sales fell in June, with declines in three out of four major U.S. regions month-over-month and down in all regions year-over-year.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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National Association of Realtors® Announces Partnership With Rental Beast


NAR Announces Partnership With Rental Beast

NAR members receive free access to Apply Now by Rental Beast, the secure FCRA-compliant online rental application and tenant screening engine.
Media Contact: 

Spencer High 202-383-1051



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Annual Foreign Investment in U.S. Existing-Home Sales Climbed 8.5% to $59 Billion, Ending Three-Year Slide


Foreign Investments in US Existing Home Sales Climb

While Foreign Investments climbed, the number of existing homes bought by international buyers declined to 98,600 – the fewest since 2009.
Media Contact: 

Troy Green 202-383-1042



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