NAR heads into midyear gathering while under siege on multiple fronts
The National Association of Realtors, which boasts 1.5M members, will tackle real estate's hottest topics a week after suffering a series of legal setbacks in court. Here's a breakdown of the agenda
by Jim Dalrymple II May 2
Los Angeles wants to ban iBuying
The city council just approved an effort that will look for strategies to stop iBuyers such as Opendoor and Redfin
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 13
New law will limit what teams can call themselves
Dozens of teams will likely have to rebrand thanks to a state law that prohibits the use of terms such as 'group' and 'LLC'
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 2
Agent/broker perspective: Should brokerages police industry violations?
It's up to us as a profession to uphold high standards and accept nothing less than the behavior reflected in the NAR's Code of Ethics
by Anthony Askowitz Mar 16
Los Angeles buildings skyline California
The new rules took effect this week, limiting all Los Angeles short-term rentals to a host's primary residence and capping the number of days most properties can be rented out
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 1
How to explain deregulated utilities to homebuyers
Energy deregulation can be murky, but real estate agents can make the potential benefits to homebuyers crystal clear
by Elaine Thompson Apr 18
Closing documents
National Association of Realtors says closing times in November exceeded last year's timelines; here's why
by Amy Tankersley Dec 14
Happy birthday, TRID: A year in, here's what Realtors think of you
NAR survey finds pros and cons for agents in the first year under the new mortgage transaction regime
by Amy Tankersley Oct 4
6 common real estate crowdfunding myths debunked
Find out the truth about innovative investing
by Jilliene Helman Jul 22
How long can aging agents dance on the bar?
It's time to get down
by Sam DeBord Jul 15
A man navigating Airbnb on his phone
The city ruled out short-term rentals following a local outcry from residents
by Kimberly Manning Jul 11
Infographic: The lowdown on new FAA drone requirements
What's a Section 333 exemption and why do you need one?
by Inman Mar 9
NAR joins rulemaking committee on drone technology
The group will help develop a framework for the use of small, unmanned aircraft systems in commercial settings
by Amy Tankersley Mar 2
12th Floor Group title 'super-alliance' battles noncompliance
The organization will offer regulatory compliance education services to brokers and agents
by Amy Tankersley Feb 29
QM rule
Two months into the new mortgage disclosure regime, real estate industry assesses how the complex regulations are affecting mortgage applications, closing times and relationships with industry partners
by Amy Tankersley Dec 24