Legal Archive

Keeping Our Clients Safe From Wire Fraud

In a post I published yesterday, I talked about a company called Trusted Mail – a secured email system that uses facial recognition instead of a password. It fits right into what I’ve been hearing in the hallways here...
May 18, 2017

Hot Topics: Discussing Broker Profitability and the Rise of Agent Teams at Broker Idea Exchange Council

Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan we’re relishing the mostly sunny skies and the emergence of riotous bursts of color in our landscapes.  The spring market is also incredibly hot! Market inventory, according to the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®...

Highlights from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Here are some highlights from this years’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.  ...

MLS Issues, First Vice President Candidates, Caucus Day, and more!

Thursday started with the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and Forum, where we talked about MLS’s and copyrighted photos. We passed a motion on to the Board of Directors to approve on Saturday. The other main issue that...

Wednesday at the Legislative Meetings

Wednesday started early for this West Coast boy: 7:00am for a Federal Priority Issues Briefing followed by Bob Woodward’s perspective on the race for the White House. Bob was funny and insightful, and it was one of my favorite...

Recapping the News from #NARLegislative

It was a memorable 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo for the over 8,500 Realtors® in attendance and plethora of NAR staff members working vigorously to ensure the meetings went on without a hitch. Click here for a...

Day Five of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Regional caucuses, roundtables and idea exchanges take place today. View the full meetings schedule here or check out these highlights: 9:00am-10:00am: Criminal Background Checks, Fair Housing Compliance and You 9:00am-10:00am: Serving More Commercial Clients Using the SBA Loan Programs...

Day Three of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Members head to Capitol Hill to meet with representatives while committee meetings and forums continue at the Marriott and Omni hotels. View the full meetings schedule here or check out these highlights: 7:00am-8:00am: Federal Priority Issues Briefing 8:30am-10:00am: The...

Violating the Terms of a Non-Disclosure Agreement Can Have Disastrous Consequences

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. and the National Association of REALTORS® have partnered under the REALTOR Benefits® Program to provide a first-class errors and omissions (E&O) insurance program to REALTOR® members. Stop by Booth #1724 and talk to...

There’s a First Time for Everyone

Check out over a dozen first-time exhibitors at the REALTORS® Trade Expo, including the following new companies: • Grate Product’s Healthy Basement Certificate Program,Booth #824: This program can help you sell those houses with wet, damp basements or crawlspaces....