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Home Buying Conditions by State in January 2019

By |2019-02-21T17:44:50+00:00February 21st, 2019|NAR|

Homebuying activity was essentially unchanged in January 2019 compared to one year ago, according to NAR’s January 2019 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1] The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index registered 52 in January 2019, just slightly above 50, a level that indicates no change in the overall direction of buyer traffic activity, One year ago, the REALTORS® [...]

3 Tips for Hosting a Successful YPN Event

By |2019-02-18T16:05:30+00:00February 18th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli Let’s face it, as YPNers we are always looking for creative YPN event ideas. Getting members excited to get involved through fun and inspired events is a top priority on our annual YPN agenda. Last year I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the NAR YPN Leadership Retreat, where I [...]

Using the Latest Decor Color and Trends to Attract Buyers

By |2019-02-18T02:00:37+00:00February 18th, 2019|NAR|

Guest Contributor: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating The start of a new year in the real estate industry signals a prime opportunity for sellers to do what it takes to get their home noticed among the sea of listings soon to flood the spring market. After tackling the clutter, necessary repairs [...]

What We’re Reading: February 11-15

By |2019-02-15T08:56:01+00:00February 15th, 2019|NAR|

Planetary photobombing, the Flowergeddon, bobbleheads, Super Mario Brothers,  a winning dog named King and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Ghost apples, created by the Polar Vortex. You can buy Amazon’s birthplace. The Earth has photobombed the Moon. The Flowergeddon will be coming to California soon. It’s nice change from fires [...]

Home Buyer Households: Valentine’s Day 2019

By |2019-02-14T11:30:07+00:00February 14th, 2019|NAR|

Using data from the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices. Among all recent home buyers, 63 percent were married couples, 18 percent were single females, nine percent were single males, and eight percent were unmarried couples. Four percent of [...]

Turn Objections into Sales Opportunities

By |2019-02-11T21:28:33+00:00February 11th, 2019|NAR|

By Lee Davenport No. I’m not interested. Some other time. You don’t have to call me, I’ll call you. If you’re “single and ready to mingle” this Valentine’s Day, you may know these are words of rejection. No means no in dating, PERIOD. But in the world of residential real estate—where everyone needs a place to [...]

New Books–February 2019

By |2019-02-11T09:37:40+00:00February 11th, 2019|NAR|

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Essential rainwater harvesting : a [...]

3 Ways to Virtually ‘Marie Kondo’ Your Condo

By |2019-02-11T02:00:38+00:00February 11th, 2019|NAR|

By Sarah Anderson, vice president marketing, VHT Studios Photo credit: VHT Studios Have you found yourself in the past month mysteriously decluttering and refolding your clothes, all the while holding each one in your hands and pondering if they truly “spark joy?” Since the release of Netflix’s newest hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, [...]