NAR passes proposals to encourage MLS data sharing statewide
Aiming to compete with search portals, NAR will create a toolkit with resources, best practices and case studies that MLSs will be able to use if they choose to share listing data within a state
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
NAR leaders must undergo sexual harassment, diversity training
The trade group's board of directors also passed policies on nepotism and on a process for removing National Association of Realtors officers
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 17
NAR's new president to spearhead Realtor brand roadshow
A key initiative for the trade group's 2023 President Kenny Parcell is a 'member activation tour' that will stop or host events in every U.S. state over the next year
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 16
NAR votes to end use of the term 'handicap' in Realtor Code of Ethics
The highest governing bodies of the National Association of Realtors have amended the Realtor Code of Ethics to replace references to 'handicap,' considered offensive by many, with 'disability'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 14
NAR incentives plan for MLSs, local Realtors goes back to drawing board
On Monday, the National Association of Realtors' board approved every proposal except one that would have created a program to incentivize local associations and Realtor-affiliated MLSs
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 14
Tropical Storm Nicole plunges NAR conference guests into uncertainty
As Nicole carves its path, likely thousands of Realtors have had flights canceled and are unable to reschedule, waiting to see if their reservations hold or exploring travel alternatives
What to watch for at NAR's annual conference this week
NAR NXT in Orlando will feature sessions on fair housing, politics, market forecasts, MLS data-sharing and a proposed update to the Realtor Code of Ethics, among other topics
NAHREP's 10 Disciplines help Hispanic Realtors develop wealth
Opinion
Learn how the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and its 10 Disciplines help Hispanic Realtors develop a path to personal wealth and optimal influence
Level up! Grow your skills this fall with designations and certifications
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If you are looking to niche down your business and learn to be an expert, there is a designation or certification out there to help support your education
by Rachael Hite Oct 21
NYC real estate commissions are all over the map: Consumer watchdog
In a report on Wednesday, the Consumer Federation of America found the median commissions listing agents offered to buyer agents ranged from 1% in parts of Brooklyn to 3% in Manhattan
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 20
California Association of Realtors apologizes for racist past policies
'The Association was wrong.' The trade group says it's taking 'bold action' to address the legacy of discrimination that continues to impact access to housing today
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 20
Perchwell gets another MLS investor, customer
In addition to a venture investment, REcolorado will launch the MLS platform to its more than 27,000 subscribers sometime in 2023
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 17
Minneapolis Realtors apologize for racial discrimination in real estate
'Minneapolis Area Realtors apologizes to all members of the community who have been burdened, denied service, or ignored by our actions.' Trade group also releases policy changes
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 12
Seeking clout, MLS trade group taps ex-DOJ and FTC antitrust lawyers
The Council of Multiple Listing Services has hired Alicia Batts and Dylan Carson to help the trade group exert influence over MLS-related decisions at the antitrust enforcement agencies
The other real estate company named Rex just laid off 4% of its staff
The Texas-based firm does property management and provides a variety of tech platforms. The layoffs come amid widespread job losses in the real estate sector
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 5
Court thwarts NAR, orders execs to turn over evidence in REX case
Brokerage argued that Bob Goldberg and Katie Johnson, among others, were responsible for NAR policies 'limiting both how homes are listed online and the negotiation of commissions'