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…

New REALTOR® Safety Grant Program for Associations

NAR PULSE— NEW! Associations can apply for a Safety Grant to assist with funding projects that will keep safety awareness top of mind for REALTORS® and association staff. Grants are available up to $2,500. Funding is limited. Applications will be accepted June 1-July 15. Full details, criteria and applications can be found at NAR.realtor/Safety/Grant. Start […]

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NAR launches grant program for agent safety

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Realtors has been preaching the gospel of agent safety in recent years and now the trade group is putting some money where its mouth is …

Bright MLS listings now live on Homesnap Pro app

Bright MLS, one of the nation’s largest MLSs thanks to a merger between TREND and MRIS in January, has announced that subscribers now have access to a newly expanded network of listings that cover 32,000 square miles throughout the Mid-Atlantic …

Austin and San Antonio MLSs explore consolidation

No rings have been exchanged yet, but two Texas MLSs are considering tying the knot …

Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson launch ‘Industry Relations’ podcast

What do you get when two of real estate’s most well-known, outspoken bloggers get together to hash out controversial topics about the industry you know and love …

What’s NAR’s role when Realtor associations go to war?

More local Realtor associations and MLSs are likely to merge in 2017. But as some high-profile cases show, consolidation does not necessarily last forever and fights between associations can be costly …

Is your MLS doomed?

NEW YORK — First things first. The multiple listing service (MLS) itself is not doomed. But yours might be …

What would you say about real estate if you had nothing to lose?

Consider your years in the real estate industry. What would you say if you didn’t give a damn whether or not you were ever hired again? What truths would you tell? Ann Bailey, founder and CEO of industry consulting firm Pranix, was in that position las…