NAR allows stricter response to Realtor ethics violations

All five policies passed without any discussion or debate and with an overwhelming majority of the vote of the nearly 800 directors present.

NAR in talks with Google on broker links, postpones vote

The National Association of Realtors is in talks with Google to improve broker website rankings on the popular search engine.

Redfin CEO: ‘The stability of the marketplace has been undermined’

In a phone interview with Inman, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and Chelsea Goyer, Redfin’s vice president of recruiting, discuss partner programs and MLS relations.

Redfin wants to change listing displays across the industry

High-tech brokerage Redfin thinks there’s a problem with the way many real estate listings are displayed online, and it has a proposed fix that it wants the board of NAR to adopt in November at its bi-annual conference. The change is a small but signif…

What you need to know about NAR’s new MLS policy changes

The goal of the policy changes is to reinforce MLSs’ role in managing the use and distribution of listing content and to protect MLSs and Realtors from copyright infringement lawsuits, Cindy Ariosa, chair of NAR’s MLS Forum, said at the conference.

NAR says it won’t turn back the clock on antitrust

“NAR has no plans to alter the Modified VOW Policy when the 2008 settlement agreement expires on November 18, 2018,” wrote NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson …

Agents and brokers: Weigh in on ‘MLS of Choice’ while you can

Alright, agents and brokers, now’s your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don’t want it, it’s time to say your piece before it’s too late …

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 …

Meet Caitlin McCrory, NAR’s new millennial MLS manager

Over the summer, the National Association of Realtors went on the hunt for a “tech-savvy” manager of MLS. Its aim was to work more closely with the nation’s 700 or so MLSs for the benefit of their mutual members: agents and brokers. The 1.2 million-mem…

NAR mandates brokers obtain and transfer licenses to MLS content

WASHINGTON — Make sure you have the rights to any listing content you — or your agents — enter into the MLS, real estate brokers. And be ready to license that content to your MLS. That’s the message from policy changes approved by the board of direc…