Midyear Meeting Archive

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

MYM: Legislative and Regulatory Coverage

Editor’s note: This post packages together six write-ups from REALTOR® Magazine Online on legislative and regulatory matters of interest to real estate professionals from the 2011 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, which took place in Washington, D.C.,...

You May Not Like It, But ‘Politics as Usual’ Have Changed

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Since the announcement of the REALTOR® Party Political Survival Initiative (or RPPSI, if you’re into unwieldy acronyms), the association, the magazine, and the REALTOR® Action Center have received quite a bit of...