Tag Archives: National Association of Realtors

10 Key Takeaways from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® conducts research into the behaviors of home buyers and sellers. While there’s a TON of extremely valuable information in the report, at 128 pages, not everyone will take the time to read everything. Luckily for you, we have! And, we’ve pulled out 10 of our favorite facts.

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Do Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com Really Lend Sellers a Helping Hand?

With Thanksgiving merely days away, it is now safe to say “tis the season of giving.”  As hearts (and wallets) seem to magically open during this time of year, I began thinking of a group of people that could really use some giving this season, home sellers.  Yes, this is Continue reading

November 22, 2011

Are Open Houses Worth It? The Debate Continues…

Recently I read a Tweet and blog post from an Agent who believes that “Public Open Houses Are A Waste of Time For Sellers.” I read his arguments and disagree.  Here’s why…

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September 13, 2011

Quarterly Real Estate Outlook

It’s a pretty exciting time for the real estate industry–major indicators are at last pointing towards the beginning of a recovery in the housing market.  After consecutive years of uncertainty, fear and an all out loss of hope that things would get better, strong first quarter numbers are showing thawing compared to last year and green shoots for the spring market.  The Commerce Department last week reported that new home sales in March were up by 27 percent, hitting their highest levels since summer of 2009.  And a hot-off-the press report by the National Association of Realtors stated that pending home sales in March rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1 percent above March 2009 when it was 85.0.

A granular look at state activity helps reinforce some of these numbers:

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May 6, 2010