NAR cuts Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing

The National Association of Realtors let go 17-year veteran Mark Lesswing as its chief technology officer, CEO Bob Goldberg said in a letter Tuesday.

NAR tech conference will feature hackathon and startup ‘battle’

NAR will debut a new tech conference that the group is billing as an opportunity to “define the future of real estate tech.”

Inside NAR’s $45M plan to renovate its Chicago headquarters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is planning a $45 million facelift to its Chicago headquarters, according to a news report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The renovation will include an 18,000-square-foot office space, conference center and a glass-encased boardroom topped by a halo-like structure adorned with the NAR logo.

A Powerful New NAR Marketing Guide

NAR PULSE—The status quo is not an option. Amp up your sales and marketing game with the newest product at the REALTOR® Store – The Little Orange Book: Sales and Marketing Rules to Live By for REALTORS®. Available as a digital download or in physical packs of five, this must-have guide is full of tricks […]

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Powered by Unity: Working Together to Forge a New NAR

The 2018 NAR Leadership Team photographed in Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the July issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. The search for the next CEO to head the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was an intense process. When it came down to the final few candidates, Bob Goldberg knew […]

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Trump Admin issues healthcare reform that will save Realtors big money

A new health care reform announced Tuesday could change the way real estate professionals and other small business owners get healthcare coverage.

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.