Sellers are relying on “bump clauses” to fetch a better price on their homes



Sellers are increasingly adding in something known as a “bump clause” to their real estate transaction contracts, as a way of getting assurance that they’re receiving the best possible offer on their properties.

Median home prices reach all-time high, NAR says



Home buyers can expect to pay more than ever this summer, as the median existing-home price for all housing types hit an all-time high of $264,800 in May according to the National Association of Realtors.

Real estate agent Ben Caballero sets world record, selling 3,556 homes in a single year



Ben Caballero, a real estate agent based in Addison, Texas, has entered the Guinness World Records after selling an astonishing 3,556 homes in a single year, a new world record.

Study shows Wednesday and Thursday are the best days to list a home



If you’re looking to get the most money for your home, you might want to consider listing it on a Wednesday. Or if you’re simply hoping to get rid of your property as soon as possible, Thursday might be a better bet.

New household formation fails to keep up with population growth



The United States should be adding around one million new households each year if it follows current population trends, but that’s not happening according to a new report by Freddie Mac economists.

NAR: Home sales accelerate even as housing inventory declines



While issues surrounding inventory shortage and affordability continue to blight U.S. real estate markets, you wouldn’t know it from recent sales activity, which saw an uptick in the month just gone.

Words and phrases that will positively impact on your clients



The way in which we phrase what we’re trying to say to people may have a big impact on our ability to win clients, according to a new study by Gong, an artificial intelligence company that performs

New home sales decline for third successive month



New single-family home sales in the U.S. declined for the third successive month in February, due to big declines in the Midwest and West regions of the country.

5 reasons to be optimistic about the housing market



Although housing is facing challenges in the face of ongoing inventory shortages and the threat of tax reform, real estate professionals still have plenty of reason for cheer,

Home prices surge again in Q3 as lack of inventory bites hard



Disappearing inventories are pushing home prices up at a rapid pace in almost all major metro areas, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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