Association News

NAR sues DOJ after the department withdraws from antitrust settlement
NAR sues DOJ after the department withdraws from antitrust settlement

The Justice Department’s original complaint against the National Association of Realtors, filed Nov. 19, 2020, alleges that the association enforced rules and policies that illegally hampered competition in residential real estate services.

How I do it: Promoting affordable housing and lifting barriers to homeownership
How I do it: Promoting affordable housing and lifting barriers to homeownership

“Many people have negative perceptions related to affordable housing; however, my goal was to determine why and create a new narrative that the Realtor community could embrace to be more proactive and intentional about creating pathways to homeownership for all.” — Tracey Royal, President, Women’s Council of Realtors, Illinois

Obstacles and opportunities to growing hispanic homeownership
Obstacles and opportunities to growing hispanic homeownership

Despite the inventory and credit challenges, Latinos are driving homeownership growth. The Urban Institute projects that this trend is only going to continue, with Latinos expected to make up 70% of homeownership growth between now and 2040.

Smart agents turn to their peers for branding tips
Smart agents turn to their peers for branding tips

The smartest of us all turn to our peers. How are each of us innovating and adapting our brands and our systems?

Is technology helping or hurting us?
Is technology helping or hurting us?

“Don’t lose our in-person connections. Because as Realtors, that’s what our business is all about… the people.” — Chris A. Studebaker, CEO, REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley, Inc.

Association News: “There’s always a market”
Association News: “There’s always a market”

“If the past year has proven anything, it is this eternal truism about real estate: There’s always a market.” — Jeff Lasky, CEO, North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR)

All’s fair (not quite) in love and bidding wars
All’s fair (not quite) in love and bidding wars

“In today’s market, finding new approaches to put the twinkle in the seller’s eye is key.” — Jim Haisler, Chief Executive Officer, Heartland Realtor Organization

Migration: Where are people moving? Where will they go in the future?
Migration: Where are people moving? Where will they go in the future?

“Let’s continue to work with Illinois Realtors on favorable public policies that benefit homeowners and enhance affordability and fairness in housing.” — John Gormley, CEO, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

Inventory Shortage an Invisible Roadblock to Fairer Housing
Inventory Shortage an Invisible Roadblock to Fairer Housing

“Housing availability, fairness and equitability. Sounds obvious. But it’s been hard to achieve.” — Jeff Baker, CEO of Illinois Realtors.

Association News: Michelle Mills Clement
Association News: Michelle Mills Clement

“I’m sorry” — it’s a simple but powerful statement. An apology not only acknowledges wrongdoing, but provides a platform to begin to move forward.

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