NAR votes on ethics training, ‘free’ agents and a new $6M nonprofit

The National Association of Realtors’ board of directors approved a slew of new policies Monday, including rules that will require agents to complete ethics training less frequently.

NAR board overwhelmingly approves pocket listing policy

In a 729-70 vote, the trade group’s 800-member board on Monday morning voted to approve the Clear Cooperation Policy.

National Association of Realtors may require less ethics training

The trade organization is mulling a policy change that would require its 1.3 million members to complete code of ethics training every three years instead of every two years.

Staffers to NAR: Protect us from ‘chest-beating’ volunteer leaders

This is “something that has kind of been talked about in the shadows and in the closet for a long time,” one attendee of the Realtors Conference & Expo said Saturday.

Controversial NAR pocket listing policy moves forward

NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee on Saturday voted to approve the Clear Cooperation Policy. The proposal now moves to NAR’s Executive Committee.

13 questions about NAR’s pocket listing policy answered

Before NAR members debate a controversial pocket listing policy Saturday, the trade group addressed some common questions gathered by MLS executives.

Change to proposed pocket listing policy announced at NAR Expo

“Clear Cooperation Policy” will now require that properties be submitted to the MLS within one business day, a change that puts the policy more in line with Bright MLS’s rule.

NAR: ‘What a wonderful house that you have all built’

National Association of Realtors leaders struck a celebratory tone at NAR 360, the trade group’s kick-off event for its annual Realtors Conference & Expo Thursday.

NAR directors may face eligibility and performance requirements

Should directors of the National Association of Realtors be active, producing agents? Should they be required to attend NAR board meetings? Should NAR verify they’ve actually read their meeting packets before showing up for a vote?

MLSListings CEO Jim Harrison put on leave, fears being ‘pushed out’

But pushing the 14-year veteran out of the MLS won’t be easy. “I’m rock solid,” Jim Harrison told Inman. “That means the mind’s all there, I’m ready to work.”