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
MLS 'visionary' John Mosey to retire after 47 years
NorthstarMLS will search nationwide for a new CEO. 'If there was a Mount Rushmore of MLS execs, John’s head would be among them,' California Regional MLS CEO Art Carter said
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 29
'Writing is on the wall': Court tosses NAR counterclaim against REX
Judge finds the National Association of Realtors failed to allege facts to show how the discount brokerage specifically harmed the trade group's reputation with its own members and consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 28
A reverse arrow on a street
Three-judge panel concludes trade group must face allegations that the Clear Cooperation Policy was part of a group boycott to prevent The PLS from competing with multiple listing services
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 27
Venture fund for nation's biggest MLS will eye agent-friendly startups
With its venture capital firm — the first-ever created by a multiple listing service — CRMLS will focus only on early-stage companies improving the broker and agent experience
by Taylor Anderson Apr 27
'Brain exploding!': Agents, brokers torn over commission suit ruling
Agents and brokers told Inman they're reeling over a federal court's decision to grant class action status in a commission suit that could rock the real estate industry by changing how they're paid
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 27