REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • South African Real Estate Market

    Summary:

    South Africa is the second-largest economy in Africa. Despite its highly developed infrastructure and extensive mineral wealth, it's ranked as low in equalities for its residents...

  • Fourth Circuit Rejects RESPA Lawsuit—no Concrete Harm

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    A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that plaintiffs claimed their real estate company's marketing agreement violated RESPA because they lacked standing to sue...

  • Unprecedented Turnaround In Home Showing Activity Seen In April And May

    Summary:

    Showing Traffic Matches Prior-Year Levels in Many Markets According to Latest ShowingTime Data; Tech-Facilitated Showings, Loosening of Stay-at-Home Restrictions Account for Improvements

  • REALTORS® Report

    Summary:

    "After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

  • U.S. Home Sales And Listing Activity Since The Start Of The Pandemic

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    Tight supply has contributed to price stability in many markets. Nationwide new listing volume was down 25.8% nationwide com-pared to the week ending March 13, when most COVID-19 measures were implemented...

  • Strengthening Your Team

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    When the pandemic became widespread, I released a statement about the importance of industry leadership and in it wrote this: A business is only as resilient as the leader who guides it; lead with conviction and confidence, focusing on solutions rather than what you can't control...

  • How To Bring Stability And Hope To Your Business

    Summary:

    Many business leaders face extreme challenges during their careers, but the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted waters for all.

  • Sea Change Coming For Brokerages

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    Business owners likely to change the way brokerage offices do business and how space is configured.

  • Consumer COVID-19 Harris Poll

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    With COVID-19 probably here in some form for the long term, the Consumer COVID-19 Harris Poll shows how vital it is for brokers to go above and beyond with precautions.

  • Surveys Reveal Broker And Consumer Views On The Future Of The Market

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    We analyzed several recent surveys to give you a pulse on the market. Surveys Reveal Broker And Consumer Views On The Future Of The Market...