NAR, franchisors face long odds in effort to appeal class action status
NAR and co-defendants Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America are asking a higher court to let them appeal a decision to make a commission suit a class action
by Andrea V. Brambila May 18
Brokerages push back on NAR ad campaign targeting 'competitors'
The trade group highlighted its own members — including Zillow, Compass, Redfin, Homie, Opendoor and Offerpad — among those whom it's competing with for consumer mindshare
by Andrea V. Brambila May 12
What happens if the DOJ kills cooperation and compensation on the MLS?
Opinion
Given how slowly change takes place in the real estate industry, any change in compensation may be years off. On the other hand, if the DOJ were to force the end of the shared compensation, the industry will have to scramble to shift to an entirely new environment
by Bernice Ross May 11
Ukrainian Realtors appeal to NAR: 'I beg you not to forget my country'
Trade group raises more than $20K in three hours for Ukraine relief, on top of $100K in donations from Second Century Ventures and Louisiana Realtors
by Andrea V. Brambila May 10
'Much needed' or 'Ridiculous'? Realtors sound off on NAR fee hike
Paying $10 more for the trade group's consumer ad campaign has agents and brokers reevaluating what they're getting for their NAR membership
by Andrea V. Brambila May 10
NAR votes to raise annual membership fee by $10
The trade group's special assessment for its 'That's Who We R' campaign will rise to $45 annually in 2023, in addition to NAR's membership dues, which the board voted Friday to keep at $150
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A presidential advisory group of Realtors and staff will probe the impact of digital money in the real estate industry, with a potential eye toward completely digitizing the transaction process
NAR chief economist: We may be in for a 'most unique' recession
Lawrence Yun predicted this year's housing market will see declining sales, rising home prices and an American Dream increasingly out of reach
NAR listing broker attribution policy deadline delayed at midyear
MLSs will have 6 more months to implement the policy as well as a single data feed policy, NAR's director of engagement told the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee Wednesday
Realtors get inside look at Capitol Hill politics, including Roe v. Wade
At the NAR midyear conference, journalists Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman answered Realtor questions on abortion, Trump, Biden, the Capitol attack and the upcoming midterm elections
Why the two 'bombshell lawsuits' will probably be duds
Opinion
The certification of the class in Sitzer/Burnett v. NAR is only an initial procedural step and there are serious issues with the plaintiff’s complaint. Still, however, the industry needs to proactively address the underlying issues regarding agent compensation
by Bernice Ross May 4
Judge halts commission-sharing case alleging inflated buyer costs
Unlike 2 federal cases that claim seller costs are inflated by commission sharing, New Jersey homebuyer's lawsuit argued that buyers are the ones unfairly impacted
'Caste' author: Sordid history of unfair housing cannot be left as-is
Author Isabel Wilkerson urged NAR midyear attendees at the Realtors Legislative Meeting to roll up their sleeves and fix the consequences of past racist policies without guilt, shame or blame
NAR debuts implicit bias training at midyear conference
Bias Override is a 3-hour course that identifies ways to prevent unconscious bias from influencing behavior. NAR doesn't require fair housing training, but that may change this week
NAR tackles racial wealth gap as midyear conference gets underway
Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and former Trump adviser Ja'Ron Smith shared how discrimination hurts the economy as NAR unveiled its goal to add 3M Black homeowners by 2030
Watchdog calls for ban on sellers offering buyer agent commissions
In a new report alleging the majority of commissions are nearly identical in 35 US cities, the Consumer Federation of America said offers to buyer agents should be legally prohibited