Jordan Grice

Jordan Grice is a senior editor for RISMedia.

Posts by Jordan Grice

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…

Real Estate Leaders Discuss Prominent Industry Threats at RISMedia’s CEO & Leadership Exchange

Above, from left, Mary Lee Blaylock, senior vice president, HomeServices of America, chairperson, BHHS California Properties; Scott Durkin, president & CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; and Howard ‘Hoddy’ Hanna, chairman, Hanna Holdings, Inc., at RISMedia’s 2023 CEO & Leadership Exchange. (Photo by AJ Canaria) Change is coming to the real estate industry whether you like…

Kenny Parcell Out as NAR President Following Scathing Sexual Harassment Exposé

Against the backdrop of rising controversy surrounding alleged sexual harassment, Kenny Parcell is stepping down as the president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Mere days after the New York Times released an exposé unveiling the results of its investigation of NAR and its leadership, Parcell alerted NAR Monday that he would relinquish his…

Existing-Home Sales Activity Falls Further in July Amid Rate and Supply Hurdles

Existing-home sales took another hit last month as mortgage rates and a lagging inventory have continued to plague buyers bold enough to enter the market in the current conditions. That showed in the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) latest report on existing-home sales. Sales of previously-owned homes slid by 2.2% in July to a seasonally…

Mortgage Mix: CFPB Fines Freedom Mortgage; Considers New Rules for Data Brokers

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. Florida-based Freedom Mortgage Corporation is in hot water with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) after the lender allegedly “provided kickbacks to real estate brokers and agents” in exchange for mortgage loan referrals. The CFPB…