How has MLS of Choice affected real estate so far?

Although it may be too early to accurately measure the total effect MLS of Choice will have, many associations and MLSs have been proactive. Here’s how two in particular have adapted.

Realtors and agents respond to NAR’s surrealist ads

Real estate agents can be an opinionated bunch, so it should come as no surprise that many had strong reactions to NAR’s new millennial-focused online ad campaign. 

7 tips for selling tenant-occupied properties

Listing a tenant-occupied home or condo can present special challenges to a listing agent. How the agent initially deals with the tenant or tenants will often determine if it will be a smooth process or an adversarial nightmare.

How we as an industry can become more accountable and transparent

At Inman Disconnect, a group of industry leaders got together and addressed a number of leading real estate issues. They came up with a manifesto called the Parker Principles, which is a compilation of 12 principles.

A new breed of leader is needed for MLSs and Realtor associations

There was a collective gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands by some Associations when MLS of Choice became the law of the land. We saw the same thing happen when the National Association of Realtors (NAR) adopted Core Standards for local and state a…

A new breed of leader is needed for MLSs and Realtor associations

There was a collective gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands by some Associations when MLS of Choice became the law of the land. We saw the same thing happen when the National Association of Realtors (NAR) adopted Core Standards for local and state a…

Inside Trump’s historic $95M mansion deal, 10 years later

In interviews with Florida real estate professionals, including at least one involved in the 2008 sale, agents characterized Trump’s blockbuster deal as simply par for the course in the years leading up to the financial collapse, when appreciation rates climbed at a historic clip and the housing market in Palm Beach and elsewhere in South Florida was like the Wild West …

Irked brokers slam forced MLS membership rule

According to the brokers pushing for change, the policy as-is hurts agent recruiting and retention; forces brokers or their agents to pay for MLS services they do not want or find valuable; and discriminates against newer, tech-enabled business models …

Should MLSs force agent membership? NAR policy up for review

Real estate broker-owner Jim Weix received an unexpected letter a year ago from his multiple listing service: If he did not pay subscriber fees for 12 of his 27 agents by August 1, 2016, his firm’s MLS service would be suspended …

‘But my Zestimate is higher than that’: 11 ways to respond

You’re in the listing presentation, showing your potential clients the comparable listings in their neighborhood and making a recommendation about price, and it comes — the statement you’ve been dreading: “But Zillow’s Zestimate puts our house at $X h…