Midyear Meetings Archive

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

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 &...

Midyear Is Here!

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine’s editors are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2011 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Here’s a high-level look at some of what we’ll be covering here at Speaking...

Phipps: ‘We Need to Empower the Consumer Voice’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the debate in Washington continues over tax reform, a noticeably concerned group of real estate professionals and association members attended the REALTORS® Town Hall at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Ore.,...
March 28, 2011

A Memorial Day Tribute

When the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors meets, the meeting always starts with a benediction and the Pledge of Allegiance. At the board’s meeting in mid-May, the pledge was led by REALTOR® James T. Elcock, a Vietnam...

Work in Progress: What’s a Search Engine?

One issue that wasn’t settled at NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings was the question of what constitutes a “recognized search engine.”   In November, the NAR board of directors approved a policy change clarifying that the indexing of listing data...
May 15, 2010

RPR and REALTORS®: It’s All About the Information

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What makes REALTORS® relevant in the real estate industry? In a word, information. That’s why the REALTORS Property Resource™ is so important, Dale Ross, RPR’s CEO, told NAR’s Board of Directors Saturday...

Coming to Your MLS: More Pictures

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In a move bound to please real estate commentator Fred Glick, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors approved a recommendation to adopt a statement of multiple listing policy pertaining to...