The California Association of REALTORS® launched a Finance Helpline in February that provides members with assistance on issues related to short sales, funding, REOs, deeds in lieu, and finalizing transactions. Members can either call the helpline or submit an online inquiry to be connected to a lender liaison for one-on-one assistance.
The newest commercial, Satellite Earth, in NAR’s Market Momentum campaign speaks directly to homeowners who may have been waiting through a down market to sell their homes, explaining that buyers are in the market and given the shortage of homes for sale in many parts of the country, now may be the right time to think about selling.
To the surprise of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®, the highest grossing program from its educational foundation last year was its special “Celebrating Homeownership” automobile license plate that generated $16,500 from the approximately 1,100 REALTORS® in the state who ordered or renewed the plate.
Real estate listing portal and agent ratings Web site NeighborCity.com took a blow in its lawsuit against the National Association of REALTORS® and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS) on June 10 when Federal District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. dismissed all seven counts of its antitrust claim.
For the second year in a row a majority (52 percent) of associations surveyed for the annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Inc. report a growth in membership. Slightly more than 30 percent reported a decline in their membership for this year’s survey of nearly 700 associations nationwide.