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Consumer Federation of America: ‘Uncouple buyer, seller agent commissions’

The ongoing commission battle has one report calling for changes the NAR says could freeze many out of the homebuying process.

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Atlanta Agent’s top 5 Association News stories of 2021

DECEMBER 29, 2021
South Florida Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021
In 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including affordable housing, diversity and unconscious bias.

NAR applauds President Biden’s nomination of FHFA director

The National Association of REALTORS®  applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Sandra Thompson to serve in a permanent capacity.. “Her talents and experience will benefit the enterprises, homeowners and home buyers and the mortgage-financing ecosystem,” NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith said in a press release.

NAR donated nearly 3,500 meals to Americans in last six months

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), the National Association of Realtors provided roughly 3,475 meals to Americans in the past six months, according to a press release. 

Business as (un)usual: A look back at a truly unprecedented year

“While the rise in demand has created new opportunities for many agents, it’s by no means become an easier paycheck.” — Cynthia Lippert, President, Atlanta REALTORS® Association

NAR Travel Club to provide travel discounts to members

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has partnered with Panorama Travel Solutions to offer exclusive travel deals and discounts through the NAR Travel Club.

NAR Board of Directors meeting reveals statistics about member dues, operations

As of Sept. 30, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) had collected $229.6 in dues from its 1.542 million members, according to a RealTrends report.

NAR must remain at the forefront of growth and innovation

This was the year that we proceeded slowly and cautiously to get our lives back to normal. When fans returned to stadiums, students returned to classrooms and tourists returned to flights, landmarks and hotel rooms.

Make that change

“In lieu of returning to the comfort zone of doing things the way we’ve always done them, I challenge all real estate associations, brokerage offices and leaders to take a close look at how new agents are engaged, leaders are selected, directors and committee chairs are appointed and possibly how unconscious bias is perpetuated, as the old guard chooses the new guard.” — Mary Gilbreath Pope, Executive Director, Atlanta REALTORS® Association

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