NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate

  • Credit unions are buying brokerages and bundling services.
  • Zillow isn't a broker but its toes are deeper in the transaction.
  • Alexa's going to serve you listings.
  • Upstream's pragmatic pivot is causing a stir.
  • Your choice of MLS may be growing in the future.

NAR’s midyear meetings took place in Washington, D.C., last week. I was just finishing up a recap when two other big stories dropped. Credit unions are buying brokerages and bundling services — and that other story you may have heard about: Zillow isn’t a broker but its toes are deeper in the transaction.