MLS, Online Listing, & Antitrust Archive

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...

Why We’re Here: Capitol Hill Visits

Arguably the most important activity that happens at the #NARLegislative is visits with legislators.  I described in a previous post the role of REALTOR® FPCs in preparing members for Capitol Hill visits.  Here is how a typical Hill visit looks: a...

Data Strategies Tackle Three Data Issues

NAR’s Data Strategies Committee met on Tuesday, May 12 at the Marriott Wardman to discuss three data issues surrounding members and consumers. 1.  RESO Data Standards for MLS 2.  Privacy Concerns Around Sharing Member Data 3.  Smart Homes, Smart...

Measuring the Impact of a Green MLS

It’s a new day for the Green MLS. A revised Green MLS Toolkit and a new Green MLS Implementation Guide are being rolled out this month. The tools make it simpler to incorporate green fields in MLSs. They also...
May 12, 2014

Why you should be using RPR

We sat down for a Q&A session with Ron France, VP of Industry Relations for Realtors Property Resource®. RPR is a free member benefit so if you’re a REALTOR®, take a few minutes to sign up today and check...

Do you know your NRDS number?

In the local leadership idea exchange for medium boards, there were some comments that came up about knowing your NRDS number. There was a concern raised that REALTORS can’t access Realtor.org without it and as a result are not...

Do listings belong on Facebook anyway?

Set a copy of People Magazine and Homes & Land down on your office desk and ask your home buying clients which one they would likely want to read to help them in their home search. How many do...
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May 18, 2012

2011 NAR Board Meeting Underway

Blog will be updated as events happen. On Saturday at 8:30 a.m., President Ron Phipps called the 2011 Board of Directors meeting to order.  Richard Mendenhall emotionally recognized the veterans saying, “I’ve been waiting ten years to do this.”...

Setback for Franchisors Seeking IDX Access

Wendy Cole, REALTOR® Magazine In a change to the National Association of REALTORS® Internet Data Exchange, or IDX, policy that went into effect in January, franchisors gained the right to display listing data from their franchisees’ IDX feeds on...