Realtor fined $450 for marketing violation warns colleagues of mistake

On the morning of Dec. 4, Alexandria, Virginia-based Realtor Abraham Walker received an email from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors stating that Walker had violated the National Association of Realtors’ Standards of Practice for advertisin…

Connect the Speakers: Elizabeth Mendenhall on owning your own brokerage

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, then the smart thing to do is ask people who have done it what you should know (and what they wish they’d known) before jumping in with both feet …

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it…” …

Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform

Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still time …

NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors

Who should Upstream be for? That’s the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the ambitious (yet thoroughly delayed) online real estate data platform and the project’s leaders …

These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the most

In a post published on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Economists’ Outlook blog, Nadia Evangelou, an economist for NAR, estimated how tax reform would affect different locations across the country should a final, reconciled bill pass both chambers of Congress, based on which locales are most heavily relying on the homeowner and real estate tax breaks addressed by the bills …

Senate passes tax reform bill following flurry of last-minute amendments

The legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” passed along largely party lines, 51-49, and promises to have sweeping effects on the nation and real estate …

Home values nationwide to see sharp declines from GOP tax plan

Home values in California could plunge by more than $56,000 and owners there could be exposed to $30,000 in new capital gains taxes under a House tax proposal that would cap the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000 and alter tenure requirements, new…

Think tank says MLSs should be investigated for antitrust

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank is calling for federal regulators to investigate multiple listing services that restrict data from listing websites for possible antitrust violations. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is also asking for state lawmakers to require brokers to provide free, unrestricted access to real estate listings …

End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses

In a sweeping rebuke to internet companies and consumers, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a plan to repeal so-called “Net Neutrality” regulations, a move with far-reaching implications for mom-and-pop broker…