Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: A Safe Place: Reviewing HGAR’s New Code of Conduct and the New HGAR Statement of Appropriate Event Conduct Statement
HGAR expects that all members act with courtesy and respect toward each other, the staff, service providers, speakers and event participants at all HGAR events and when acting as an HGAR member.
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: Limited Background Checks in New York City: NYSAR Helps to Make Key Changes to Bill
With NYSAR's input, a new bill allows landlords, owners and brokers to consider the criminal backgrounds of prospective tenants only if they meet the initial applicant criteria to rent or lease. It's a fair balance for all concerned.
Antitrust matters are in the news, and they have the potential to affect every Realtor. But really, antitrust is all about playing fair, just like mom always told me. Here's a quick primer, courtesy of mom.
My last article gave a 30,000-foot view of everything that has been going on with the National Association of
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: A View From 30,000 Feet: Understanding Current Legal Issues in Today’s Real Estate Industry
If you’re anyone involved in the real estate industry today, you know the environment is a vortex of laws,
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: A Teaching Moment: Addressing Sexual Harassment and a Hostile Workplace in the Real Estate Industry
By now you may have seen the headlines and heard the outrage and opinions being formed regarding the National Association
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: Understanding the Grievance Process: How to File a Complaint and What Happens Next?
As the Professional Standards Administrator for HGAR, I often speak about the Code of Ethics (COE) and filing complaints. I
BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: Additional Fair Housing Requirements, New Protected Classes in NYC, PCDS Update, You Still Can’t Cold Call!
The warmth of the summer is creeping in and it’s time to put your toes in the sand and
ChatGPT, Chatsonic, BingChat, YouChat. No, these are not social media sites where you chat about your favorite recipes or movies.
Most Realtors think that all the articles of the Code of Ethics apply in all situations. If you thought this,
All New York state real estate Salespersons or Associate Brokers must place their licenses with a brokerage in order to
Stone Soup—For those that haven’t heard this story, it’s about hungry travelers who say they are going