Controversial proposal to require addresses on MLS listings clears hurdle
Proposal now moves to the National Association of Realtors' board of directors, but bitterness over the Clear Cooperation Policy's office exclusives exemption lingers
by Andrea V. Brambila May 10
Realtor.com's new microsite will connect buyers to agents with fair housing training
Realtor.com for Everyone will help renters, buyers and sellers search for agents 'committed to working with today’s increasingly diverse communities'
NAR's lobbying playbook: 'Make friends before you need them'
During a panel about lobbying at the Realtors Legislative Meetings, the trade group explained that building a relationship with a congressperson or senator is like building a relationship with a friend — it takes time and is not a one-way street
No different than an 'all-white jury': NAR tackles ethics panel diversity
Trade group urges Realtor members of minority groups to get involved with professional standards enforcement at the local and state levels
Religion is no safe harbor, NAR rules in controversial hate speech policy
Some NAR members balked at approving a case interpretation that specifically says a preacher speaking to his congregants would be in violation of the Realtor Code of Ethics
Controversial proposal to require addresses on MLS listings is back
NAR will also consider Redfin proposal to allow MLSs in non-disclosure states to exclude the display of sales prices from listing feeds, but not sold listings as a whole
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 30
The buyer's agent who padlocked the gate: Stories from the wild world of real estate
Have you heard the latest boots-on-the-ground, can-you-believe-it story? Here are some of the most unusual and bizarre tales from this highly active spring market
Lydia Pope talks fair housing and the fight for equality
The president-elect of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers dives into the continued fight for fair housing and how the industry can help
by Marian McPherson Apr 29
Baird & Warner commits $215K to fair housing law scholarship
The scholarship is named after developer John W. Baird, who championed fair housing when it was unpopular in the real estate industry to do so
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 29
Showing management startup Showingly snags deal with Miami Realtors
The deal comes amid a tumultuous time for the showing management industry after the announcement of Zillow's ShowingTime acquisition
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 28
Ethics violation, lawsuit or worse: 10 situations that get agents in trouble
Even earnest agents make false steps that end up in an ethics violation, a suit or revocation of a license. Check out Inman's handy charts to learn the consequences of 10 situations
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 26
A third of Realtors bought or sold a 'green' home in the past year
Thirty-two percent of respondents of a National Association of Realtors survey say they were involved in buying or selling a property that had eco-friendly features in the past year
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 23
It's a lawsuit waiting to happen! Avoid these post-closing problems
Running into post-closure problems is often burdensome for everyone involved in the transaction. In some cases where it morphs into a lawsuit, it can even be costly. So, how can agents prevent them in the first place, and what can they do to avoid litigation?
by Bernice Ross Apr 22
Miami MLS, Rental Beast partner to help agents amid housing shortage
As part of deal, Rental Beast will power a new, custom-branded rental search portal for the Miami Association of Realtors
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 13
So you want to be an agent? Here are 7 truths about the job
Being a real estate agent is much more like operating your own business than working any other regular job. There's a huge learning curve, and it can often feel overwhelming. That's why, if you're a newbie, you have to be prepared. Here's what to expect
by Mayleene DeFreece Apr 12
Realtors praise Biden infrastructure plan's focus on housing shortage
The American Jobs Plan proposes building and retrofitting more than 2M homes and commercial buildings
NAR survey shows large income gap between white and Black Realtors
White Realtors' median gross personal income last year was $49,400 while the median for Black Realtors was $16,700
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 30
5 big challenges for REX Real Estate in 2021
The well-connected discount brokerage is trying to raise more funding and grow its business as it takes on industry behemoths NAR and Zillow
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 29
NAR-DOJ rule changes won't come for months
Rules regarding public display of buyer broker commissions and lockbox access for non-Realtors were originally slated to take effect by the end of March
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 23
Compass, Sotheby's roped into latest suit alleging 'inflated' commissions
The new antitrust lawsuit, filed Friday in California, also names the National Association of Realtors, Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and several other companies as defendants
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 23
Consumer groups support REX suit against anti-rebate law
The Consumer Federation of America and the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group argue that prohibiting rebates to buyers and sellers stifles commission competition and harms consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 16
Transactly secures $3M amid rapid transaction coordination growth
CEO Bryan Bowles: 'We've grown at a pace greater than 25% month over month, on average, over the last 12 months'
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 8
Nearly half of real estate regulatory agency websites ignore consumers
41% of state real estate regulatory agency websites present 'poor' information to homebuyers and sellers while devoting themselves entirely to real estate professionals, according to a new report by the Consumer Federation of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 24
5 reasons to give your transaction coordinators a raise
From getting the most out of your transaction software to being the master of the office calendar, a transaction coordinator's value to an ever-more digital office environment is more valuable than ever before
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 20
10 ways to turn old leads into new business
Panelists at Inman Connect Now talk about creating 'wow moments' for clients, from sending warm fresh-baked cookies to doggie poop bags
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 18
No matter what, Realtors are the ones who make home happen
Opinion
Despite the daily onslaught of market disruptors seeking to remove Realtors from the equation, there will always be a need for the personal touch in walking clients through the sale or purchase of their most important asset
by Carl Medford Feb 1
9 questions everyone's asking about Zillow's IDX shift
Opinion
What does Zillow's IDX shift mean for you and your business? Here are the answers to all your lingering questions
by Jay Thompson Jan 29
'2021 is going to be an insane year': Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends
Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends of real estate tech include the ongoing growth of new business models, a battle for adjacent services and one that might surprise you
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 26
Pulse: Readers tell us how agents have helped them
This week, our readers tell us about a time another agent went the extra mile to save them in a bind. Here are all the positive and uplifting stories you shared with us
by Inman Jan 19