Residential Real Estate Archive

‘Field Guide to the Small House Movement’ Points to New Housing Niche

The current economic climate has driven some Americans to examine how much space they really need. And when it comes to purchasing a home, many consumers are finding they can do with less than an average-sized home of 2,600...
September 9, 2015

New Class Graduates with Masters of Real Estate Degree from REALTOR® University

The latest class of Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree recipients from REALTOR® University will be honored at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo May 11-16 in Washington, D.C. This class of MRE recipients, as well as soon-to-be...

Five New Online Courses Added to REALTOR® University e-Catalog

Through REALTOR® University, the National Association of REALTORS® offers more than 500 hours of professional development materials for members of the real estate industry, including those that lead to some of NAR’s most popular certifications and designations, such as...

REALTOR® Safety Tips to Mitigate Risks While Selling Homes

As a REALTOR®, you put yourself at risk when meeting strangers at an open house or for a showing. Follow these safety practices provided by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and other seasoned real estate professionals when you meet...
February 11, 2015

Highlights from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has long-established itself as a provider of valued data relevant to the industry. One of the organization’s most recent studies is the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, just released in November. For...
December 19, 2014

Field Guide to Remodeling Highlights Values to Sellers

Your client’s house looks pretty good, but you know there are opportunities to drive increased value to the home with a few pre-sale renovations. And the biggest return on home improvement investment may not reside in kitchens and bathrooms;...

Securing Prescription Drugs During Open Houses

Securing prescription drugs during open houses is a precaution all REALTORS® need to remind sellers to prioritize during the selling process since they will be inviting the general public into their home to view it. There is big money...

Vacation and Investment Home Market

Thirty-nine percent of homes were purchased for secondary vacation or investment purposes last year, according to the “2013 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey.” This accounts for a 10-year high for the secondary or resort home purchase market....

Highlights from the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The National Association of REALTORS® has long-established itself as a provider of valued data relevant to the industry. One of the organization’s most recent studies is the The 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, just released in November....

Fall Selling Season Brings Different Opportunities

Changes in seasonality bring different trends to the residential real estate market that savvy REALTORS® know how to address. As the summer vacation season shifts into fall, for example, there are several things you can do to increase business...