Ahead of Juneteenth, Atlanta Realtors Association apologizes for history of discrimination

The Atlanta Realtors Association (ARA) issued its first-ever apology in its 111-year history to association members and the communities they serve for the association’s history of discriminatory practices on Wednesday. In a video posted on the association’s Facebook page, and a letter posted to the Association’s website, Cynthia Lippert, the 2021 president of the ARA, … Read more

Norman Flynn, former NAR president, dies at 79

Norman Flynn, a real estate vet of several decades and National Association of Realtors (NAR) president in 1990, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at his home in Wisconsin. He was 79 years old. “NAR and our community of Realtors in Wisconsin and throughout the nation are deeply saddened by the loss of our … Read more

Inman Handbook on new-home sales

This is the second installment of a new Inman series digging into, and explaining, routine real estate economic metrics and how they’re used to illuminate the current housing market and inventory crises. Don’t miss part 1, The Inman handbook on pending home sales, and check back tomorrow for the third installment on existing-home sales. Real … Read more

The median Realtor income declined in 2020, new survey says

The record number of homes sold in 2020 didn’t necessarily translate into higher wages for most Realtors, with the median gross income falling $6,000 from the year before. Last year was a year none will forget — including the real estate community. The year 2020 saw the greatest number of homes sold since 2006 at … Read more

REX execs take aim at Zillow in op-ed: ‘We had no choice but to sue’

In an op-ed co-written by REX CEO Jack Ryan and REX President Lynley Sides, the pair said they “won’t stop” until policies like NAR’s segregation rule no longer impede consumers. REX Real Estate Co-Founder and CEO Jack Ryan isn’t afraid to make waves in the industry. Now’s he’s done it again with his fellow REX … Read more

Pending-home sales take 4.4% hit in April

Pending-home sales dropped 4.4 percent in April from the month before to a Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) of 106.2, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The index is an indicator of future home sales based on contract signings. An index of 100 represents the level of … Read more

NAR forges partnership with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

The relationship between the entities will enable the development of new training opportunities in an effort to help create LGBTQ+ leaders in the real estate industry. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has formed a partnership with the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, the association announced on Wednesday. The new relationship between the two entities will … Read more

The New Normal: What if real estate agents never go back to the office?

This is the second installment in “The New Normal,” a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Don’t miss part 1, What if the brokerage of the future isn’t a brokerage at all?. And check back tomorrow for the third installment.  The office … Read more

Tampa Bay News