StreetEasy to agents: Submit listings within 24 hours or lose access

The updated listing quality policy is similar to a rule implemented by Realtor-affiliated multiple listing services in May designed to combat pocket listings.

T3 Sixty launches diversity initiative for real estate

Texas Realtor and Houston Association of Realtors board member Kenya Burrell-VanWormer will lead the initiative to help companies improve diversity.

Court denies bid to stop NAR’s pocket listing policy

Judge says agents don’t have a right to benefit from the contributions of fellow Realtors while withholding their own listings. In response, Top Agent Network criticizes policy’s exception for office exclusives.

Bro culture run amok: Remine’s ‘unprofessional’ work environment

Remine co-founders Mark Schacknies and Jonathan Spinetto lead a workplace that has seen embarrassing Slack behavior and, former employees suggest, overworked engineers and flagging morale.

NAR calls on HUD to protect an anti-housing discrimination policy

In a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of Realtors called for an end to efforts to revise the disparate impact rule.

Pending-home sales climbed record-setting 44% from April to May

It was the biggest monthly gain in pending home sales since the National Association of Realtors began recording the forward-looking indicator in 2001.

Why MLSs should treat rentals the same as for-sale listings

There has never been a better time — or a greater need — to make rentals a mandatory property class. More data on the MLS, especially during a pandemic, serves the MLS and the brokers, agents and consumers who depend on it.

HAR ditches ‘master’ terminology in MLS descriptions

The Houston Association of Realtors no longer uses “master” to describe bedrooms and bathrooms in the MLS, after a group of members called for the change.

Elm Street Technology bolsters web services with IDX Broker acquisition

The acquisition-minded proptech Elm Street Technology has acquired IDX Broker in its first purchase in the year of COVID-19 to strengthen national MLS reach and web marketing offerings.

NAR predicts major sales rebound this summer

Existing-home sales fell annually for the third straight month in May, but NAR expects that to change over the coming months.