National Association of Realtors Archive

NAR, Online Trust Alliance: Smart Home? Time to Get Smart

Homes today are often constructed with “smart” technology built into everyday appliances and devices, and sometimes right into the walls. This technology is being used to monitor security, temperature, lighting and even appliances. While this offers convenience to homeowners,...

Small Business Administrator, NAR Chief Economist Join to Highlight Credit Availability

The National Association of Realtors® Washington offices got a visit today from Small Business Administrator and presidential Cabinet member Maria Contreras-Sweet. She joined NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun for an industry event underscoring SBA’s importance to the credit market...

NAR President to Congress: Realtors® excited for responsible commercial drone use.

The real estate industry is ready to use drones for marketing properties and other applications, and Realtors® believe those efforts should go hand in hand with a commitment to personal safety and privacy. That’s according to National Association of...
September 11, 2015

Are Realtors® Becoming Obsolete? NAR President Chris Polychron Says No Way

In an age when home buyers can go online and check out hundreds of homes for sale in their area, we’re hearing the same question over and over again: “Will we even need real estate agents in the future?”...

Lawrence Yun Reacts to June New Home Sales

The Commerce Department this morning reported that new home sales in June declined 6.8 percent to a 482,000 annualized pace, the lowest since November 2014. Listen below to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun’s immediate reaction to the numbers and...

Story Idea—Become a Weekend Warrior with Some DIY Home Projects

Even though many homeowners have a list of projects they’d love to undertake during the ideal summer weather, the work can be overwhelming. Oftentimes, people are spending their extra cash on a family vacation instead of pouring all that...

Tips for Choosing A Realtor from NAR President Chris Polychron

While most people know a Realtor® is an excellent partner to have in buying or selling a home, it can be daunting to choose the right one. After all, everyone is an individual with different personalities, communication styles, strengths,...

Story Idea—Need a Realtor®? Ask Your Friends

There can be a lot of anxiety in finding the right person to help you buy or sell a home. After all, buyers will be spending a lot of time with them throughout the process and agents are helping...

Story Idea—The Disappearing “Shadow Inventory” and What it Means for Homebuyers

The housing market has been on quite the roller coaster ride the last decade. And while things are looking up after a few tough years, one issue that has surfaced is that of inventory—specifically shadow inventory. Shadow inventory, or...

Story Idea—Only Able to Afford a Small Down Payment for Your First Home? You’re in Good Company

Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by all the questions to ask before jumping into homeownership. People often wonder, “Am I ready? Is this a good investment for me? Can I afford it? Will I live here long enough to...
May 7, 2015