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Balancing Management and Leadership

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org Michael Staver, professional speaker and leadership coach, opened his “Balancing the Management and Leadership Relationship” session on Friday with a few exercises to get Midyear conference attendees’ blood flowing. REALTORS® in attendance were...

MLS Committee Approves Update to IDX Policy

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org  The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Committee on Thursday approved a decision to update the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Policy to reflect the difference between site “scrapers,” which steal listing data with malicious...
May 14, 2009

Questions Regarding Tax Credit Monetization?

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org NAR’s Tuesday announcement of the HUD-FHA plan to monetize the tax credit generated much excitement among Midyear conference attendees, while also raising questions from those eager to help their clients take advantage...
May 13, 2009

Social Media Tips from NAR’s Todd Carpenter

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org At today’s Communications Directors’ Networking Session, NAR Social Media Manager Todd Carpenter described a recent “blogostorm” in which he and other NAR staff entered an Agent Genius blog debate about rules prohibiiting...
May 12, 2009