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Healthcare 101: Insurance Challenges for Realtors® and other Independent Contractors

Nearly nine in 10 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, are independent contractors of their real estate firms. As an independent contractor, many typically don’t have access to traditional employer-provided benefits, such as health insurance. As debate...
November 8, 2017

Counselors of Real Estate Highlight Challenges for Industry

Each year, the Counselors of Real Estate offers its insights on the factors, trends and issues that are shaping the residential and commercial real estate industries. CRE’s analysis offers insights into opportunities and challenges facing real estate professionals, as...
November 5, 2017

Steve Schmidt Decries Political Environment as Tax Reform Looms

To hear political expert Steve Schmidt tell it, America’s political system is more broken than ever. Schmidt told a packed room at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago that “our political system today precludes the ability to get...

NAR President Reminds Tax Reform Proponents That Homeownership is a “Common Interest”

When the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board referred to the National Association of Realtors® as a “greedy” lobby for special interests in the tax reform debate, NAR President William E. Brown offered a swift response. “Defending middle-class homeowners isn’t...
October 31, 2017

NAR Explores Top Reasons for Choosing a Career in Real Estate

On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors® released a new research report, Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race and Ethnicity.  The report was developed to discover how and why Realtors® chose real estate as...
October 19, 2017

August Housing Market Activity in One Minute

Looking for a quick recap of housing activity reported this month by NAR Research? Look no further than September Housing Minute, our animated video series highlighting key data in under one minute. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch all Housing Minute videos since...
September 28, 2017

Homeownership Incentives Vigorously Defended at Senate Finance Committee

With talk of tax reform heating up on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Realtors® is offering a full-throated defense of tax incentives that promote homeownership. Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s federal taxation committee, testified before the Senate Finance...
September 14, 2017

REALTOR® Safety Survey: Majority Continue to Feel Safe on the Job

The National Association of Realtors® released the 2017 Member Safety Report on Monday.  The survey asked Realtors® from across the country how safe they feel while on the job, and nearly 3,200 answered questions about their personal experiences and...
August 28, 2017

Realtors® Gather in Washington to Discuss Sustainability

This week, NAR hosted the 2017 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C.  Over the course of two days, Realtors® and industry professionals gathered to discuss emerging trends in energy efficiency and ways sustainability is shaping the market. NAR 2017 President-elect...
July 28, 2017

Electronic Closings a “Business Imperative,” but Hurdles Remain Before They’re Widespread

Realtors® know first-hand that real estate closings are a complex process that’s often slow and confusing for their clients. Consumers want simplicity and transparency, and Realtors® say electronic closings have the potential to deliver on that demand, but widespread...