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7 Reasons to work with a Realtor®


Realtors® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. This is the Realtor® difference for home buyers. Own it.  Share the 7 reasons to work with a Realtor®.

When do most people become homeowners?


The average age at which most people buy their first home is 29.1 years old.  Regardless of which generation they belong to, most Americans will be homeowners by age 35.

Read  ‘The Typical Financial Timeline – The Age When Financial Achievements Were Reached’ and ‘The Expected Home-Ownership Age Among Non-Homeowners.’

Source: “The Typical American Financial Life.”  Comet (February 2018)

Robots are Starting to Do Showings


It’s true!  A company in San Francisco is using robots to help its agents conduct showings.  Read all about it here.

2018 NAR Strategic Priorities

2018 NAR Strategic Priorities Professionalism. Political Involvement. Management of real estate data. Ensure the Realtor® is essential to the consumer.

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey


REALTORS® report “low inventory” and “tax reform” as the major issues affecting transactions in December 2017.   Read all about it.

NAR Member Profile


Member Profile
Each year NAR prepares a member profile.  Here is an infographic of the 2017 Member Profile. The 2018 profile will be out mid-May.

What Happens to Real Estate If Government Shuts Down Again


The budget bill Congress passed recently funds the federal government through Feb.8.  What impact will real estate feel should the government close once more?  Read more here.