Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
On May 30, 2012, the House of Representatives passed a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, which will enable the Senate to act on the 5-year reauthorization and reform bill this June.
Real estate professionals are tackling more mobile outreach markets efforts to reach clients — making sure their Web site is easy to view and use from a phone, adopting QR codes in marketing, and even creating apps that potential clients can use to access real estate information while on-the-go.
Not only are today's home buyers more receptive to living adjacent to cemeteries, say real estate agents, some are even proactively seeking out these locations.
Realtors® Care Day is an all-day, home-repair project to help those who have critical home-maintenance needs. Each year around 30 homeowners are identified by partnering organizations to participate in the program. This annual event attracts more than 600 Realtor® volunteers and dozens of community partners.
Associations are using newer technology and virtual communications applications to help their members keep up with consumers who are increasingly using social media sites and virtual technology for both business and pleasure. Here are some next generation communication success stories that depict innovative and effective member communication initiatives.
A new study finds that aging baby boomers and their echo boomer children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years.
The National Association of Realtors® has won a challenge to the use of its trademark Realtor® in a domain name operated by a former member.