Trends Archive

New FHA Electronic Signature Standard is Good News for REALTORS®

Real estate agents are yet another step closer to eliminating the need for pen and paper when signing real estate transaction documents. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced in a Jan. 30 statement that it now recognizes electronic signatures...
April 4, 2014

Know What Median-Priced Home Buyers Want Most in Your Region

Specific buyer tastes in room features, layouts and amenities vary greatly depending on geographic ...

Use REALTOR’S® Code of Ethics to Build Trust with Buyers and Sellers

Honesty and integrity are the first two characteristics buyers and sellers look for when choosing to work with a real estate agent, according to a recent About.com Real Estate article.[i] This is why promoting the National Association of REALTORS®’...

Baby Boomers Primed to Benefit from REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate Degree

Experienced REALTORS® are among the industry’s most valued professional assets. Not only do these individuals bring a wealth of knowledge to buyers and sellers, but they also recognize the value continued education can bring to their careers. According to...
March 12, 2014

Realtors Property Resource® Brings Complete Real Estate Property Listings to Your Fingertips

In today’s real estate market, most home buyers want more than basic pricing, lot size and square footage details before they will even consider visiting a real estate property listing in   person. That’s why Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) offers...

Best of the Web for REALTORS® in 2013

Web-based technology can vastly improve a real estate agent’s ability to take his or her business to the next level. And several apps and websites have evolved as cutting-edge winners for real estate brokers, according to the “REALTOR® Magazine’s Best of...

.REALTOR Domain to Bring Exclusive Member Advantages

A new .REALTOR® web domain extension will soon allow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to better brand themselves online as highly-qualified professionals dedicated to industry excellence. As a result, homebuyers, sellers and investors will find it...

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...