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South Florida Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021

In 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including real estate commissions, barriers to homeownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

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. 

Record-breaking home sales year boosting South Florida economy: Miami dollar volume totals $7.4 billion in 3Q 2021

“South Florida real estate sales were surging before the pandemic, but the pandemic accelerated the demand for local housing and made 2021 a historic year.” — Jennifer Wollmann, President of the Miami Association of REALTORS®

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.

Median prices, cash sales continue to rise as 2021 nears end

Florida’s housing market continues to report rising median prices, more cash sales and tight inventory, according to the latest housing data from Florida Realtors. 

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.

How real estate commissions work

There’s a saying, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” If that’s true, it’s certainly understandable that a common question from homebuyers and sellers is: “How do real estate agents get paid?”

Florida Cash Sales July 2021
Fla.’s housing market: Median price, new listings rise in July 2021

In July, Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and a rise in all-cash sales compared to a year ago.

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