Midyear Meeting Archive

REALTOR® University Graduates: Setting a New Standard

The pioneering class of REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate program is re-entering the industry armed with new knowledge and a new title that can help lift their careers to new levels. Since claiming their diplomas at REALTOR® U’s...
June 4, 2014

3 Surprising Revelations at the REALTOR® Party Convention

I’m a bit floored. There are all kinds of obscure laws — or would-be laws — pertaining to real estate that can throw practitioners for a loop. But three points of discussion came up during Wednesday’s sessions at the...
May 14, 2014

MLS Exec: Pocket Listings Undermine Industry

At the Joint Meeting of the Multiple Listing Service Forum and Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee Thursday, all things MLS were on the table. In fact, even items that weren’t on the MLS were up for discussion–specifically, so-called...
May 16, 2013

Donovan: Making Housing Fairer for All

HUD Secretary Donovan HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made an appearance at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings on Wednesday to laud the work of his agency in promoting housing policies and programs that acknowledge the equal rights...
May 15, 2013

NAR Leadership Ready to ‘Get in Trouble’

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand as members of the National Association of REALTORS®’ Strategic Planning Committee revealed a report Tuesday afternoon that summarized the results of a year’s worth of REThink sessions. Released at the Midyear Legislative Meetings...
May 14, 2013

Home Ownership’s Day on the National Mall

May 17 was a good day for real estate. Some 13,000 REALTORS® from every part of the country—and even many real estate professionals from outside the country—joined together at the Washington Monument for one of the most spirited rallies...
May 21, 2012

REALTOR.com Expands With the Web

The Internet is ever-changing. We saw a reminder of that this week, when Google Chrome took the title of world’s most popular Web browser from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. REALTOR.com, the public listings site for REALTORS®, is regularly introducing improvements to...

A REALTOR® Rally Odyssey

More than 10,000 REALTORS® are expected to descend on the National Mall in our nation’s capital tomorrow morning for the Rally to Protect the American Dream, and not all of them are attending the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings &...

Can’t Make Rally on Thursday? Attend Virtually

About 13,000 REALTORS® are expected to be at the Washington Monument on Thursday, May 17, for the Rally to Protect the American Dream. If you can’t be one of them, you can participate virtually—and we hope you do. Participating...
May 14, 2012

Can You Hear Me Now? On May 17, It’ll be Yes

After the housing downturn there were calls among lawmakers and policymakers in Washington to scale back the country’s historic commitment to home ownership. Those calls continue today. Maybe the value of the mortgage interest deduction should be curtailed, as...
February 23, 2012