LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance calls on RPAC to adopt 'Article 10 Rule'
In the wake of Florida Realtors' support of anti-LGBTQ Gov. Ron DeSantis, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has called on NAR and RPAC to evaluate political candidates' credibility
by Marian McPherson Sep 23
Anti-LGBTQ Missoula pastor takes fight from court to state senate
Pastor and Realtor Brandon Huber lost his religious discrimination suit against the NAR and the Montana Organization of Realtors. Now he's working to dismantle NAR's hate speech provision
by Marian McPherson Jul 21
Realogy calls on NAR to eliminate commission-sharing requirement
Realogy is publicly calling on the National Association of Realtors to kill a requirement that listing brokers offer commissions to buyer brokers in order to submit listings to MLSs
Windermere distances itself from anti-LGBTQ Missoula pastor
Lawyer for Brandon Huber, the agent at the center of the controversy, says ‘Windermere's woke corporate office in Seattle’ unlikely to have an impact on Huber’s status with his local franchise
by Marian McPherson Dec 6
'Is the Bible hate speech?' NAR hate speech provision faces first big test
Realtor Brandon Huber is under fire for pulling his church's support of a food bank during Pride Month. Now, the Missoula Organization of Realtors has to determine if it's religious freedom or hate speech
by Marian McPherson Dec 2
Tread carefully: 10 legal, ethical and financial situations agents face
Here are 10 hypothetical situations to help illustrate how you can avoid some very real legal and ethical problems
Protect yourself: 13 situations that get real estate agents in trouble
Even earnest agents make false steps that end up in an ethics violation, a lawsuit or revocation of a license. Check out Inman's handy charts to learn the consequences of 13 situations
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 26
Why 'higher' standard doesn't mean 'highest' standard
Yes, the NAR Code of Ethics is a higher standard — but it isn’t the highest standard. Here's what one broker thinks about self-policing among Realtors and the consequences of ethics violations
by Teresa Boardman Jan 28
A look at 2020: A year of reckoning for housing policy and equality
From eviction bans to redlining, zoning reform and the NAR Code of Ethics update, 2020 has been a year of reckoning on real estate's checkered past
by Marian McPherson Dec 31
NAR's golden opportunity: Code of ethics changes aren't the final word
To change both the reality on the ground and the optics for the public, NAR must take significant steps to eliminate practices shown to damage the public. The proposed changes to the code of ethics is not the final solution
by Chris Drayer Nov 17
It's not OK to be Realtor by day and a 'keyboard bigot' by night: NAR
Realtors must proactively tackle inequality in real estate, trade group leaders said Wednesday. 'Talk is cheap, and actions speak better than words,' CEO Bob Goldberg said
Is a Confederate flag hate speech? NAR won't say — for now
The trade group will create 'case interpretations' to help members and enforcement volunteers apply controversial policy changes if they're approved
Web app Quigler offers a new level of deal transparency
Quigler uses state law and NAR Code of Ethics deal practices to manage real estate transactions and buyer and seller communications. But is it a guarantee of regulatory perfection?
by Craig C. Rowe May 8
‘Newsday’ investigation shows that fair housing training needs to be relatable
Let’s go beyond looking at laws and start building an awareness of what fair housing means in human terms
by Teresa Boardman Nov 29
San Francisco City Hall lit up in rainbow colors
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) wants backing for federal anti-discrimination bill
by Patrick Kearns Apr 24