Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Congress – Is Mortgage Lending Freedom Ahead?

Change is coming to the mortgage industry in the form of lessened restrictions for many community banks, along with greater consumer protections. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act—a bill rolls back many Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulations imposed in 2008 following the financial crisis—has been signed into law. […]

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NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO

The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.

Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix?

The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.

NAR chief lobbyist to retire at the end of 2018

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, a 37-year veteran of the organization, who became its top government liaison in 2001, will retire at the end of the year, he announced Wednesday at the trade group’s midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

NAR, take the high road in Washington, D.C.

This week when the National Association of Realtors board of directors gathers in Washington, D.C., for its annual midyear conference, the NAR leadership has an historic opportunity to bridge the gap within a divided organization. (Among other things, …

It’s time for NAR to ditch the dues hikes, or face member revolt

The industry’s campaign to raise member dues is a troubling example of its arrogance. Members have complained about the dues increase, but the NAR insiders pounced on the resistors as disloyal and even resorted to name calling

RPR CEO Dale Ross steps down, COO Jeff Young will take over

Dale Ross, the founding CEO of Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, will retire on May 1 and Jeff Young will assume the reins of the controversial organization in his current position as the company’s COO. 

Realtors Property Resource® CEO Dale Ross to Retire

Jeff Young Appointed COO and General Manager Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) CEO Dale Ross is retiring as of May 1, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) announced on Thursday. Ross began at RPR in 2008 as chairman of the advisory council charged with creating a proof of concept for the program and went on to […]

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NAR unveils new logo for first time in 45 years

The new emblem — a three-dimensional cube, tilted to the right, with the familiar “R” printed in a bold sans-serif font — will roll out to more than 1,200 state and local associations in June and subsequently make appearances on everything from business cards and real estate signage to promotional pins.