Sarah Wheeler: A behind-the-scenes look at the stories that made headlines in 2023
In the last episode of 2023, HW Media CEO Clayton Collins interviews Sarah Wheeler, the editor-in-chief of HousingWire, to discuss the most impactful topics and trends we’ve covered this year. Clayton and Sarah recap the year, highlighting the volatility in mortgage rates, commission lawsuits and the innovation we’re seeing rapidly change the industry. They also touch on the challenges of forecasting mortgage volume, rates and the upcoming election year.
Stay tuned for the announcement of exciting changes to the Housing News podcast in 2024!
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- 2023 was a volatile year in the housing industry, with significant fluctuations in mortgage rates
- Commission lawsuits have been a major topic, with multiple class action lawsuits challenging the practices of the National Association of Realtors and large brokerages.
- Innovation has been a key theme, with advancements in tech and data to improve customer experiences.
- Forecasting has been challenging due to the rapid market volatility.
- The upcoming election year will have significant implications for housing policies and regulations.
- HousingWire has exciting plans for 2024, including expanding coverage of local housing markets and enhancing our content studio.
- Despite the challenges, there are silver linings in the housing market, such as lower mortgage rates and opportunities for growth and innovation.
Related to this episode:
- Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn
- HousingWire: Commission Lawsuits
- HousingWire: Mortgage Rates
- HousingWire on YouTube
The Housing News podcast explores the most critical topics in mortgage, real estate and fintech. A new mortgage or real estate executive joins the show each week to add perspective to the top stories crossing HousingWire’s news desk. Hosted by Clayton Collins and produced by the HW Media team.