Thoughts on Leadership: Navigating Through Change—A Leadership Odyssey

April, 17 2024

Change, with its inherent unpredictability, can rattle even the most composed teams. The true essence of leadership lies in metamorphosing this uncertainty into a beacon of opportunity, transforming fear into courage, and translating confusion into lucid clarity. Our reaction to change can either be the wind in our sails or the anchor dragging us down.…

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Adds New Business Solution

April, 17 2024

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced it has added Roomvu to its solutions group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms. Roomvu helps real estate professionals sustain their social media presence by automatically posting local, relevant, and timely content on platforms like Facebook, Instagram,…

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RE/MAX Broker Earns National Award at R4 Convention

April, 17 2024

Above, Andrea Dockery RE/MAX LLC has announced that Broker/Owner Andrea Dockery of RE/MAX Experts in Lakeland, Florida, was named the 2023 Broker/Owner of the Year, Single Franchise in the United States, at the annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas. The award, coming on the heels of Dockery receiving RE/MAX’s Outstanding Brokerage of the Year…

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Supreme Court Denies HomeServices Petition to Consider Burnett Ruling

April, 17 2024

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a petition by HomeServices of America—a “Writ of Certiorari”—filed this past February and aimed at nullifying the Burnett ruling; however, plaintiffs won’t be able to claim $4.7 billion in damages as of right now either. HomeServices of Americas’ initial 49-page petition to the Supreme Court was an attempt to…

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Op-Ed: The Truth About Home Prices and Real Estate Commissions

April, 17 2024

Given the recent proposed settlement agreements and accompanying media hoopla, it is time for the voice of factuality to be heard.  Now we must even combat misleading presidential pronouncements, such as this from a March 19, 2024, news conference: “…last week the National Association of Realtors agreed for the first time that Americans can negotiate…

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Top Strategies to Access the Affluent

April, 17 2024

Accessing affluent buyers in the luxury real estate market requires a strategic approach that takes into account their preferences, behaviors and expectations. By implementing a combination of the strategies outlined below you can effectively access this desirable market segment in the luxury real estate industry. Here are some top ways to access the affluent: Establish…

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Weichert Expands Franchise Sales Team

April, 17 2024

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. recently added Paula Atakhanian, Robert Clark, Denis Faherty, June Huber, and Andy Weiss to its franchise sales team. The group is dedicated to growing the Weichert brand and guiding prospective franchisees toward a path of sustained success. The expansion of the franchise sales team will help Weichert continue to meet…

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Fed Chair Signals No Rate Cuts in May on Heels of Latest Inflation Data

April, 17 2024

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was clear in new remarks Tuesday that the central bank has no intention of cutting rates until the U.S. makes sustained progress in bringing down inflation. The Fed chief said that recent economic data has undoubtedly shown the U.S. economy’s resilience and strong performance over the past year, especially in…

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NAR and MBA Urge GSEs and Regulators to Confirm Support for Buyer Financing

March, 27 2024

NAR and MBA asked the regulators and GSEs to confirm that the custom of excluding seller’s payment of commissions for buyer’s agents will continue to be excluded from the limits on Interested Party Contributions.

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NAR Submits Comments to Department of Veterans Affairs on Allowable Fees

March, 27 2024

NAR submitted a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), urging them to revise its policies pertaining to fees veterans cannot pay when using their VA home loan benefit.

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NAR’s Recent Meeting With DOL; Final Rule Is Effective

March, 11 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule regarding how workers are classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) becomes effective today, March 11, 2024.

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Congress Partially Funds Government through September

March, 11 2024

Congress passed a $460 billion spending package to fund several federal agencies through September 30, 2024. Still left for Congress to fund are the remaining agencies. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is still set to expire on March 22, 2024.

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SEC Approves Climate Disclosure Rule

March, 7 2024

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve a significantly scaled-back proposal to require publicly-traded companies to disclose a variety of climate-related information. Learn more.

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FinCEN Issues New Proposed Rule for the Real Estate Sector

March, 6 2024

The purpose of the proposed rule is to address money laundering, and illicit financial crimes involving real estate. Learn more.

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White House Announcement on Housing

February, 29 2024

The White House announces “New Actions to Boost Housing Supply and Lower Housing Costs,” aimed at creating more affordable homes and increasing transparency in rental housing.

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NAR Comments on 4th ASC Hearing on Appraisal Bias

February, 28 2024

NAR asks for clear guidance on the application of fair housing laws to the appraisal process as well as transparency in the compensation of appraisers.

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