Devin Meenan

Devin Meenan is an assistant editor for RISMedia.

Posts by Devin Meenan

Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of Homes.com’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, Homes.com plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

Keller Williams Execs Break Down New Buyer Representation Dynamics

Above, John Clidy, Wendi Harrelson, Mark Willis and Jason Abrams The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has, as part of a settlement in class-action lawsuits centering on buyer-broker commission structures, agreed to rule changes that take effect this coming August. On Monday, June 10, 2024, leadership at brokerage franchise Keller Williams held a one-hour virtual…

Court Report: Parks Joins Compass Settlement; NAR Appeals Investigation

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. This week saw previously decided matters on the legal side of the real estate world revived, with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) arguing against the renewal of investigations and suits against itself.…

Legislative Round-Up: State and National Efforts to Expand Housing Access Continue

Editor’s Note: The RISMedia series, Legislative Round-Up looks at pending and passed federal and state-level legislation that impacts real estate professionals. Supreme Court rules in favor of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau On Thursday May 16, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The Consumer…

Mortgage Mix: Rates Remain Above 7%, but Declined for the First Time in Months

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. Per Freddie Mac, the latest average mortgage rates as of May 9 are 7.09% for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and 6.38% for the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage.  Compared to the previous week of May 3–the 30-year…

Lori McCarthy on Being a Mentor and Preparing for a New Way to Do Business

Lori McCarthy, managing broker of the recently Compass-acquired Latter & Blum in Lafayette, Louisiana, has made recruitment and community involvement priorities in her business. She serves on her local REALTOR® association board and is a member of the Young Professional Network, which provides guidance to rookie REALTORS®. RISMedia touched base with McCarthy for the latest…