NAR approves updated anti-harassment policy for #MeToo era

With the #MeToo movement all over the news, NAR has overhauled the behavior policy it expects its nearly 1.4 million members to follow.

NAR blasts Zillow, tells government it causes ‘consumer confusion’

The real estate trade group condemns the Seattle-based tech giant for the same practices its member agents and brokers engage in.

All the news from the real estate competition workshop in D.C.

Government regulators and a handful of industry leaders met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss the state of real estate competition 10 years after the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice took a deep look at the industry.

Why a workshop in D.C. is so important to America’s real estate industry

Government regulators from the the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are hosting a public workshop with some industry bigwigs that will examine competition and potential antitrust violations within the real estate …

NAR’s top lawyer weighs in on association director conflicts

As the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors gears up to vote on proposed dues increases, the trade group’s chief attorney reminded its members who the directors owe fiduciary duty to: NAR.

Strange bedfellows: NAR and Zillow agree on antitrust, sort of

There are few entities in the real estate industry that loom larger than real estate giant Zillow Group and 1.3 million-member trade group the National Association of Realtors…

Adult film stars report repeated housing discrimination

A prospective tenant with great credit, a steady flow of income and no prior criminal history seems like the perfect fit for any landlord. But what happens when it’s revealed that individual’s line of work exists in what some believe to be a moral gray area?

NAR: Competition in Real Estate ‘Vigorous’

Ahead of a June U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public workshop—in which the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will participate—NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson has issued a statement: “The National Association of REALTORS® asserts that the real estate market is vibrant, healthy and vigorously competitive. Technology innovation in the real […]

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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 …

Alleged Florida board scam targeting real estate agents is back — who’s behind it?

Agents, be on the lookout: If you’ve recently gotten an invoice demanding $225 from an organization calling itself the Florida Real Estate Board, don’t pay it. That entity is the same one allegedly behind the fake “Florida Board of Realtors” mailers that went out earlier this year. It appears the alleged scammers are at it again, but with a new name …