Code of Ethics Archive

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

Why Did That Agent Send You a 1099?

Did an agent at another brokerage send you an IRS 1099-MISC form? If you received a referral fee or shared commission last year that was for more than $600, you might have received a 1099 from the other agent....
February 10, 2016

The Broker and His Bats

It may seem out of left field, but when NAR regional vice president Vince Malta isn’t selling homes in San Francisco, he’s collecting baseball bats hit by legendary players like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. The unlikely combination is...
May 10, 2013

Standards, No Matter the Valuation Method

In response to the increased use of broker price opinions and other types of valuation methods other than appraisals, NAR has come out with what it calls its Responsible Valuation Policy statement. It’s intended to provide a framework for...
February 29, 2012

A Real Estate Pro’s Guide to Buying, Borrowing, and Stealing Other People’s Content

I’m looking forward to participating at RE BarCamps in Denver and San Francisco over the next month! These events are always a great place to engage in conversation about cutting-edge ideas, and I plan to pitch a session at...
June 7, 2010

More Closing Time, Less Courtroom Time

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine It’s a tough market and you’re trying to put bread on the table, but don’t cut corners on disclosures to get a deal done—it will come back to haunt you. That’s the...
July 10, 2009

NAR’s IDX Rule Changes Need More Study

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NAR Board of Directors voted Saturday to send two recommendations regarding acceptable use of IDX data back to the Multiple Listing Policy Committee because the committee is currently reviewing all IDX...

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