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NAR clarifies details on buyer broker agreements

Housing Wire

As the July deadline for the implementation of the business practice changes outlined in the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) commission lawsuit settlement agreement approaches, the trade organization is looking to iron out some details about buyer broker agreements.

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GSEs will not count buyer agent commissions as IPCs

Housing Wire

Buyer agent fees have historically been fees customarily paid by the property seller or property seller’s real estate agent, and, as such, they are currently excluded from these financing concession limits,” according to the statement from Freddie Mac. Next, we hope Fannie will provide a similar framework for buyers.

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Buyer agency: a crucial historical shift in real estate

Housing Wire

Those too young to remember the wild west of real estate believe that real estate commissions have always been evenly split between seller’s and buyer’s agents, with each receiving a portion of the sale price. This misconception obscures the reality that, historically, buyers lacked formal representation.

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reAlpha launches AI-powered buyers’ agent chatbot

Housing Wire

launched Claire, a generative artificial intelligence -powered, zero-commission buyers’ agent chatbot, the company announced on Wednesday. The tool helps match buyers with the ideal property while providing insights into market trends and property values. Real estate technology company reAlpha Tech Corp.

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Advice for Buyers & Sellers in Today’s Market

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

The housing market has shifted, and today I have some practical advice for buyers and sellers. This is coming from hundreds of conversations every month as well as stats I'm pulling. Some new memes too. Enjoy if you wish. UPCOMING (PUBLIC) SPEAKING GIGS: 8/11/22 Realtist Lunch & Learn (sign up here (open to anyone)) 8/15/22 YouTube

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Washington state could provide guidance for others on buyer broker agreements

Housing Wire

Based on NAR’s settlement, agents working with buyers will need a signed buyer representation agreement starting in mid-July, pending final court approval of the settlement. Bills Clarke said this is exactly how agents already work with sellers, so it shouldn’t be a big deal to implement buyer agreements into a business. “We

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‘Find buyers before agents!’ Mortgage industry reacts to the NAR settlement

Housing Wire

These housing professionals have been gaming out the potential impact on buyers’ agents – a significant source of referrals. Loan officers and mortgage executives expect home sellers and homebuyers to negotiate more aggressively on commission paid to buyer agents, potentially bringing costs down.

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