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STEVE THOMPSON, JD

Churchill Brown & Associates
6447 Avondale Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405 843-8188
Cell:  405 476-0690
Email: info@stevesellsokc.com
www.stevesellsokc.com

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Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Committee

On Thursday afternoon, the Research team presented the committee-directed redesigns and findings of several surveys and data projects to the Research Committee..  The purpose of the committee is to focus on market conditions in the real estate industry as well as developments in the general economy and to identify topics on which research and information is needed with an eye to improving the productivity and profitability of REALTOR® firms, state associations, and local boards, and how that data can be utilized.  The committee is comprised of three state or board association staff, 10 residential specialists, 10 commercial specialists (including 1 auction specialist), one REALTOR® appraiser, one AEC Representative, and 15 at-large members.  The Committee is Chaired by Karen Crowson and Vice-Chaired by Joanne Zettl.

Brandi Snowden, Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, presented the findings of the 2019 Profile of Home Staging to the Committee.  New this year in the report was a discussion of the impact home staging-related TV shows have on consumer staging expectations.

Amanda Riggs, Research Survey Analyst, spoke about the findings of the 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms, newly redesigned under a directive from the Research Committee.  The report includes new topic areas, such as career direction after staff leave the firm, and whether the firm utilizes virtual assistants.

Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist, and Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, presented on a tax study and how the reduced SALT deduction will affect taxpayers by each state.  For more on the reduced SALT deduction, click here >

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

On Thursday afternoon on May 15th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a commercial update to members.  In his update, Yun discussed opportunities and challenges facing the commercial market in the year ahead.

 

Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce & Trade for the State of Virginia, spoke about the impacts of Amazon HQ coming to National Landing, Virginia.

For a full summary of the outlook, read the news release >

For the presentation slides, click here >

Research behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Bright and early on Thursday May 16th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his economic outlook on current and forecast trends to members attending the 2019 NAR Legislative Meetings & Expo.  In his update, Yun spoke about challenges facing the economy, as well as positive developments that members should watch for.

 

Also speaking were Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, and Dr. Johannes Stroebel, Associate Professor of Finance at New York University.  Hale gave a market outlook and spoke about affordability trends nationally and on state and county levels, and Stroebel spoke about the effect of a potential buyer’s social network on their desire to purchase a home.

For a full recap of the session, read the press release here >

For the presentation slides, click here >

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Everywhere

On Wednesday May 15th, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Shannon McGahn gave an update on messages for meeting with Members of Congress that included several data points from Research reports and surveys, notably the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the 2018 C.A.R.E. (Community Aid and Real Estate) report and the newly released 2019 Member Profile.  As Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights says, “love to see NAR Research materials included in #NARLegislative talking points.”

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Global Alliances Advisory Board

On Tuesday May 14th, Research Economist Gay Cororaton spoke to the Global Alliances Advisory Board.  She spoke about reports and data that Research produces that would be of interest to global-minded audiences.

She also discussed the newly-redesigned State Economic Data for Engaging in International Real Estate.  During April 2017-March 2018, there was $121B in foreign buyer residential purchases.  The five top state destinations for foreign buyers were Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, and New York.

The purpose of the Global Alliances Advisory Board is to provide guidance in the operation of NAR’s Global Networks program.  The Board consists of President’s Liaisons, Regional Coordinators, an AEC Representative, and the Immediate Past Chair.  The Presidents/EVPs (or designees) of NAR’s bilateral cooperating associations and representatives of ambassador associations are attendees.

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STEVE THOMPSON, JD

Churchill Brown & Associates
6447 Avondale Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405 843-8188
Cell:  405 476-0690
Email: info@stevesellsokc.com
www.stevesellsokc.com

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