'TenDashFive' Instagram account declares war on agent hate speech
The real estate broker behind the provocative new account spoke to Inman on the condition of anonymity about his campaign to pressure NAR to enforce its own anti-hate speech policies
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 14
Does being 'anti-woke' constitute a code of ethics violation?
Anti-wokeism is on the rise and seems to be escalating at a dangerous pace. As we move through Pride month, it's time to ask if we're doing enough to support Article 10 of the Code of Ethics
by Rachael Hite Jun 20
'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
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
Texas RPACs are backing anti-LGBTQ+ candidates. Get angry
Realtors, through local, regional and state RPACs, are providing financial support for elected officials who support anti-LGBTQ+ bills. Here's what you can do
by Ryan Weyandt Apr 19
Is your trash talk violating the Code of Ethics?
Whether you’re talking about the competition or complaining about your broker, Article 15 precludes you from going too far. Watch your words to avoid violating the Code of Ethics
by Troy Palmquist Feb 8
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
8 ways you can help advocate for LGBTQ+ people in your office
As agents head into one of the most challenging political environments in our history, they need management who has their best interests at heart.  Many in the real estate industry are poorly prepared to hire, employ and handle the customer service needs of the LGBTQ+ community
by Rachael Hite Jun 27
That's not OK: The harassment women real estate agents face online
Be your authentic self online, they said. That's easier said than done for many women in real estate who face judgment, harassment (and worse) just for posting
by Rachael Hite Mar 28
The Agency welcomes Muskoka, Ontario to franchise network
The addition marks the latest expansion into Canada, with outposts in Ottawa and Montreal, among the most recent franchises. The Agency also operates in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary
Landlords more likely to respond to renters with white-sounding names
Property managers' lack of response to applicants of color contributes to housing segregation by race, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research
Claiming your services are 'free' is misleading — at best
If proclaiming your services as free is the best way for you to get business, you might be in the wrong business
by Jay Thompson Nov 16
Display of Confederate flag violates hate speech ethics policy: NAR
Professional Standards Committee passes case interpretation after intense debate
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement
In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses
by Charlie Oppler Oct 22
Agent commissions are headed for a reckoning: 3 things to consider
Whether it’s government intervention or voluntary innovation, as the DOJ vs. NAR battle shows, change is coming to the industry. Consumers are asking for it. Agents and brokers who choose innovation over resistance and do right by clients will be the ones who thrive
by Johnny Hanna Oct 4