Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s letter on Inman’s Upstream report

Today, Goldberg sent an email to NAR members stating that Upstream has “since the very beginning” included “both a member and non-member pricing approach.” …

Identity verification app Trust Stamp now free for Realtors

Trust Stamp, an artificial intelligence software company that helps verify a person’s identity, announced at the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo in Chicago that its safety and identification app is now free for all Realtors …

NAR’s new lobbying proposal could raise Realtor dues

The National Association of Realtors may increase its political advocacy spending by $30 million annually, which could result in an increase in member dues …

What does Upstream have to show for itself?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is pouring $15 million into Upstream, an online platform designed to give real estate brokers more control over their data, including property listings. NAR has twice now allocated large chunks of Realtor dues to the project ($6 million in May 2015 and another $9 million in May 2017) …

NAR’s New Booth Is Bigger, Better and Built for You

NAR PULSE—If you’re attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo Nov. 3-6, be sure you stop by the brand-new NAR Booth No. 2825. Celebrate the unveiling of the new booth at the Expo opening on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m., meet your NAR Leadership Team, including new CEO, Bob Goldberg, and attend 20-minute theater sessions […]

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Tackling Disruption From the Inside Out

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The Inman Files: All-day open houses and reconsidering Chris Rock

You can imagine the day when the houses with more showing hours and easier access will sell faster than homes done the old way. The parallel to e-commerce is unmistakable …

The Inman Files: Blow up Upstream

Two years ago, Inman Connect held a panel on the Upstream Project, the budding real estate broker initiative to take back control of its home listings. After a detailed explanation by one of the founding Upstream members, I asked one of the other panelists, savvy real estate team leader Lisa Archer, what she thought of Upstream. She deadpanned, “What is it? I don’t understand. How would that help me, exactly?” …

The future of NAR: Action will be the measure, not words

I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of our “fat cat (leadership) gathering.” …

Bob Goldberg: ‘The Status Quo Is Not an Option’

How NAR’s New CEO Intends to Change the Paradigm An enthusiastic and confident Bob Goldberg is fresh off his first live address as CEO during this week’s National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit. In this exclusive interview, find out how Goldberg is ushering in a new day at NAR, one that is centered on a […]

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