Archive for September, 2016


Meet Caitlyn McCrory, NAR’s new millennial MLS manager

Over the summer, the National Association of Realtors went on the hunt for a “tech-savvy” manager of MLS.Its aim was to work more closely with the nation’s 700 or so MLSs for the benefit of their mutual members: agents and brokers.The 1.2 million-member trade group has now found that manager.Caitlin McCrory, 26, will join NAR at […]

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Who should be the next National Association of Realtors CEO?

When you walk the streets of New York City, so many people have dogs that you must carefully sidestep the poop — even though New Yorkers are mindful about picking up their crap.That’s what it must be like to run the National Association of Realtors, where messes and surprises are routine with one million independent […]

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Forcier-Rowe named 2017 president of Virginia Association of …

Forcier-Rowe Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:45 pm Forcier-Rowe named 2017 president of Virginia Association of Realtors From staff reports Richmond Times-Dispatch Claire Forcier-Rowe, manager of Long Foster Real Estate’s Hanover and Bay/River offices, has been elected president of the Virginia Association of Realtors. She succeeds Bill White, president of Joyner Fine Properties, as the […]

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Local Realtor installed as president of state trade association | Local …

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US New-Home Sales Down in August, but Broader Trend Still Positive

WASHINGTON—Sales of newly built homes pulled back in August after surging the prior month, though the broader trend showed solid momentum in the market for single-family houses. Purchases of new, single-family homes declined 7.6% in August from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000, the Commerce Department said Monday. It was […]

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Real estate report: Realtors’ study sees new-home shortage

More than four in five U.S. metro areas need more new homes, according to a study released last week by the National Association of Realtors. The trade group, which has long been wrestling with a shortage of homes for sale, concluded that there’s a need for more than 1 million new homes. In the greater […]

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Realtor.com® Expands Industry Relations Team; David Phillips …

He brings more than 25 years of MLS and association experience, most recently as chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®, where he oversaw the 31,000-member association. Prior to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®, Phillips was chief executive officer of the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®, a position he held for 12 years […]

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Strategy matters in multiple-offer homebuying situations

Denise Creswell, president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.(Photo: Submitted) Quite simply, it’s a seller’s market. Pair that with the low inventory of homes for sale, and often the result is multiple offers. In a multiple-offer situation, a buyer has only one opportunity to make a great first impression. In the Realtor world, we […]

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Real Estate Escrow Checking Accounts Now Offered by REALTORS® Federal Credit Union

Earnest money deposits play an important role in real estate transactions. While you’ve had several options for establishing escrow accounts for earnest monies, traditionally, credit unions haven’t been included in your options because of federal legislation prohibiting them from offering escrow accounts. That recently changed, however, thanks to efforts on behalf of real estate agents […]

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Local Realtor installed as president of state trade association

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