Tech Tops REALTORS®’ Talking Points

From REALTOR® Magazine

Staff executive Melanie Wyne and vice chair Bobbi Miracle discuss federal technology policy issues with committee members at Tuesday’s meeting.

At the start of the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 15, technology topics ranging from artificial intelligence to listing data were on the minds of members and other industry insiders. But the case most likely to make waves as members of the National Association of REALTORS® take to Capitol Hill this week is that of the openness of the internet itself.

At the meeting of the Federal Technology Policy Committee, Melanie Wyne—the committee’s staff executive and NAR senior policy representative—noted that technology doesn’t often make it to the top of the list of action items at the legislative meetings. Indeed, with net neutrality as one of four major talking points for members meeting with their representatives this week, this is only the second time ever that a technology policy issue has been elevated to such a high level for the Hill visits.

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