Missives that disclose race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity are risky for buyer's agents and listing agents
Broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts detailed the ways agents misrepresent themselves and the transaction, sometimes inadvertently
As the Moehrl and Sitzer lawsuits work their way through the legal system they now must explain why the Department of Justice settlement is inadequate
The trade organization also launched a free interactive training platform, Fairhaven, where agents can walk in the shoes of a client experiencing discrimination
Among other things, the case could ultimately drive down commissions and weaken industry organizations, agents told Inman
Proposed settlement would require the trade group to repeal or change several rules the US Department of Justice deems anticompetitive
Speaking at NAR's annual conference, the musician and civil rights champion said there are 'more pressing' fair housing issues than the term 'master bedroom'
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts existing-home sales will rise 9% in 2021
At the Realtors Conference and Expo, panelists made a case for the federal government to provide rental relief for both residential and commercial tenants amid the pandemic
During the Realtors Conference and Expo, political consultant Mary Matalin repeatedly and without evidence referred to 'fraudulent votes' during the presidential election. NAR's response: 'We don't control what speakers say'
Trade group passes new standards for MLSs and local Realtor associations. Future NAR leaders will also have to pass a social media background check
The trade organization said on Friday that the changes will 'raise the bar on the professionalism and private speech of America’s 1.4 million Realtors'
NAR expects new administration will restore fair housing rules and support bipartisan legislation related to minority homeownership, first-time homebuyers and housing supply
Speakers at Inman Connect Now on Thursday said the trade group should go ahead with changes that would crack down on discriminatory behavior and fix them as the need arises
The deal will give thousands of BHHS Fox & Roach agents access to information that Bright MLS has pulled from public records
Following spirited discussions, a trade group committee approved 8 MLS standards that will now go to the NAR board of directors on Nov. 13