Shaking Up the Market: What NAR's Lawsuit Mean for Us

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Shaking Up the Market: What NAR's Lawsuit Mean for Us

In the whirlwind world of real estate, staying ahead of the curve is what sets the best Realtors apart. With the National Association of Realtors (NAR) rolling out some significant changes, you might be wondering what this means for you, whether you’re buying, selling, or just dreaming about your future home. As realtors entrenched in the fabric of this industry, we’re here to shed light on these updates and illustrate how they could benefit your real estate journey.

The Evolution of Buyer Agency Agreements

The push for formalized Buyer Agency Agreements isn’t a departure from norm but a reinforcement of best practices that many of us have upheld for years. This evolution underscores the commitment to transparency and loyalty in the Realtor-client relationship. For buyers, this means having a dedicated professional who’s unequivocally on your side, clarifying expectations and responsibilities from the outset.

Decoupling Commission Disclosures: A Step Towards Transparency

Perhaps the most buzzed-about change is the shift in how commissions are disclosed. This moves towards decoupling commission information from MLS listings might seem technical, but it’s about enhancing transparency and choice in the real estate process. As your realtors it’s our role to navigate these waters, ensuring you understand the financial dynamics of your transaction, free from the constraints of traditional listing information.

DIY Real Estate: A Word of Caution

While the digital age tempts many to go the DIY route in buying or selling homes, this update serves as a reminder of the value a seasoned Realtor brings to your table. Navigating property sales or purchases without professional guidance is akin to sailing without a compass; possible, but perilously unpredictable. Our goal is to be your compass, offering expertise, negotiation skills, and market insights that DIY platforms simply can’t match.

The Real Story on Commission Rates

The narrative around a universal 6% commission is fading, reflecting the diversity and flexibility of today’s real estate services. This change champions a more customized approach to how Realtors are compensated, with the understanding that every transaction, like every home, is unique. It’s a shift that encourages creative solutions and personalized service offerings, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Title Companies: New Partners in Customization

As buyer compensation strategies evolve, title companies are expected to play a more significant role in crafting transaction-specific agreements. This transition could lead to smoother, more customized closings, ensuring that all legal and financial aspects of your transaction are handled with the utmost care and precision.

Embracing Change Together

As we navigate these changes together, our commitment to you remains steadfast: to provide the highest level of service, insight, and advocacy, every step of the way. The landscape of real estate is ever-changing, but with change comes opportunity—opportunity for better service, greater transparency, and, ultimately, more rewarding real estate experiences.

If you’re considering stepping into the real estate market or have questions about how these NAR changes might affect your plans, Geva & Jane with Varity Homes are here to guide you through every twist and turn, ensuring that together, we make the most of every opportunity.


As we explore these significant shifts within the real estate landscape, it's important to note that these changes are on the horizon but won't take effect until July. Think of it as our chance to make sure we're all set to handle these new changes together. Whether you're thinking about buying a house, selling one, or just want to keep up with what's happening in real estate, these changes are meant to make things better for everyone. And don't worry, Geva and Jane with Varity Homes are right here to help make this shift as easy as pie, guiding you through every step on your journey to reaching your real estate dreams.

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