Can NAR keep real estate agents safe and sound? The Download
Each week on The Download, take a deeper look at the top-read stories of the week so you can meet Monday head-on. This week: NAR's new Realtor safety proposal
by Christy Murdock May 19
6 takeaways from NAR's midyear conference
From voting to raise membership dues to requiring fair housing training to learning best practices for artificial intelligence, Realtors are steering their own fate in the industry
by Andrea V. Brambila May 18
With lawsuits in play, NAR Midyear treads lightly with commission talk
At the Realtors Legislative Meetings, NAR attorney Charlie Lee stressed agents can't count on a 'standard' commission and will have to negotiate compensation with clients and listing brokers
by Andrea V. Brambila May 17
America's highest-volume broker on a real estate market in flux
The founder of the HomesUSA platform tells Intel how he became the nation's highest-volume broker — and what metrics he tracks each month
by Daniel Houston May 17
Danger ahead: MLSs consider agent alerts for perilous properties
At the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference, a committee on Realtor safety suggested adding MLS data fields to signal hazards such as bad cell service and limited visibility
by Andrea V. Brambila May 17
Why the new fair housing training requirement is good for business
By fostering an inclusive and equitable housing market, Realtors can attract a diverse clientele and contribute to a more prosperous society
NAR votes to require fair housing training for all 1.5M Realtors
Members will be required to complete 2 hours of fair housing training every 3 years beginning in 2025 following a vote Thursday by the National Association of Realtors' board of directors
by Andrea V. Brambila May 12
NAR votes to raise membership dues in alignment with inflation
The National Association of Realtors voted Thursday to tie annual membership dues to the Consumer Price Index. Its board separately voted to increase annual dues by 4% to $156 next year
by Andrea V. Brambila May 11
'The best tools in the market:' RentSpree picks up 4 more MLSs
RentSpree's end-to-end solution was selected by Rhode Island Association of Realtor’s Statewide MLS, Heartland MLS, Intermountain MLS and REsides Inc., the company exclusively told Inman
by Craig C. Rowe May 10
'AI terrifies me': Tips for Realtors on how to avoid the new tech's pitfalls
At NAR's midyear conference, Senior Counsel Chloe Hecht offered best practices to help navigate artificial intelligence without running afoul of copyright law or the Realtor Code of Ethics
by Andrea V. Brambila May 10
NAR chief economist: 'The Fed made a mistake'
At the Realtors Legislative Meetings' Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum, Lawrence Yun predicted total home sales would bottom out this year before ticking up in 2024
Fair housing training for agents will be mandatory under NAR proposal 
The National Association of Realtors' Board of Directors will vote Thursday on requiring its 1.5M members to complete 2 hours of fair housing training every 3 years beginning in 2025
Miami Realtors get free Milestones Labs home management app
Sixty thousand South Florida agents and brokers will be able to provide buyers and sellers with self-branded online homeowner portals, the Miami Association of Realtors announced Tuesday
Action! CRMLS adds video manager WellcomeMat as partner
WellcomeMat helps agents organize, publish and analyze video content performance. California Regional MLS welcomed the marketing add-on as a proptech partner
by Craig C. Rowe May 8
NAR membership dues would rise with inflation under new proposal
To cover an expected budget deficit, the National Association of Realtors' Finance Committee has proposed aligning dues with the Consumer Price Index, increasing the likelihood of annual hikes
CRMLS partners with Local Logic to offer market intelligence to agents
The Local Logic tool will provide members of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service with critical demographic and economic intelligence on real estate markets around the country
by Craig C. Rowe May 8