NAR News Week End April 23, 2021

REACH Names 9 Commercial Firms Meet the emerging technology companies in REACH 2021 poised to revolutionize the commercial real estate sector. REACH helps technology companies scale through mentorship, education, and market exposure. Track their growth and learn how you can get involved by following REACH on LinkedIn, NAR REACH, or Twitter, @narreach. Read More >> NAR's Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue The marijuana business is growing, and companies are in need of properties to accommodate, but inventories and regulations are tight in places where it’s legal. Commercial real estate practitioners are reporting significant demand for warehouses, land, and storefronts for marijuana businesses in states that have legalized cannabis, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ newly released “Marijuana and Real Estate: A Budding Issue” report. The report—a survey of more than 8,000 members practicing commercial real estate—examines the legality of marijuana in terms of medical or recreational use and its impact on the real estate market. Read More >> Can Anything Close the Racial Wealth Gap? Black homeownership remains well below the national average and could drop unless the industry steps up, panelists warned at NAR’s Facebook Live Fair Housing Month event. Read More >> Develop the Habits of Top Professionals These 5 tips will boost your optimism and give you skills to be more productive. Read More >>

Welcome News on Housing Starts Construction on single-family and multifamily units ramped up in March, with 1.74 million projects started — the highest in 14 years. Read More >> Housing Equity: Tracking Sustainable Homeownership The racial homeownership gap between Blacks and Whites is nearly 30 percentage points — as wide as it was when the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. Sustainable homeownership is another housing yardstick for measuring homeownership. Find out where that stands today. Read More >> March Sees Turnaround in Retail Sales Nearly all retailers increased their sales last month following a dismal February, in which convenience stores, gas stations, and grocery stores were the only winners. Read More >> You May Be Able to Save on Health Insurance Find out if you qualify for a discount on your health insurance coverage under new requirements to access premium subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. Read More >> How Biden Budget Requests Would Affect Industry Check out the real estate-related provisions in the Biden administration’s summary request for fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding. Read More >> NAR Opposes DOL Independent Contractor Action The Department of Labor shouldn’t withdraw a final rule on independent contractor status or erode clarity around classification at the federal or state level. Read More >> Webinar: Prospect or Predator? Register today for the first in a series of REALTOR® Safety webinars beginning April 28. You'll hear your colleagues explain how to identify predatory behavior in a panel discussion presented by the REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee. Read More >> Still Time to Register for Virtual Tech Edge Encourage your agents to register today for next week’s Virtual Tech Edge to learn how to stand out in today’s quickly changing digital world. On April 27, they’ll hear from a panel of all-star national voices moderated by REALTOR® Bill Lublin, a tech startup mentor and lead author of NAR’s e-PRO® tech certification. Read More >> Fair Housing Month: Stop and Think When you’re operating on autopilot, you’re less aware of your implicit bias. Fair housing is an essential part of the real estate industry — take a closer look at yourself, correct your course, and take action. Read More >> Save on Application Fee for RSPS Certification Complete the one-day Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certification course and save 50% off the RSPS certification application fee when you apply before June 30. Read More >> Farm for Leads With RPR® The latest RPR® upgrades make it easier than ever for your agents to establish a farm area and harvest it for potential clients. Use this info to show them how. Read More >>

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