MLS Archive

MLSs See Gains in Efforts to Protect Data

Recent court cases are giving REALTORS® reason to be optimistic in their efforts to curb the unauthorized use of their MLS data. Two weeks ago the Key West Association of REALTORS® scored a major victory when a U.S. district...
June 19, 2013

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

Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs?

The National Association of Home Builders called for an overhaul of the residential appraisal system, making a number of recommendations with which members of the National Association of REALTORS® can agree. One suggested change, however, could alter the role...
February 22, 2013

Realtors Property Resource®: What It Is, How You Benefit

Chances are, you have heard of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) by now. But what is it, exactly, and how can it benefit you? More than four years ago, the idea of a nationwide online database of comprehensive, high-value property...
October 23, 2012

Real Estate Industry Predictions for 2012

By Todd Carpenter, Director of Digital Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® With nearly half of all REALTORS® using social media in 2011, it’s safe to say that it’s no fad. But will further adoption of social media be a...

Highlights From This Year’s Board of Directors Meeting

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, and Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® held its Board of Directors meeting this past Monday on the final day of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. If you haven’t...
November 17, 2011

The Era of Mobile Is Here. What Are You Doing About It?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you’re wondering when we’re going to get to the era of mobile, you’re contemplating the wrong question, says Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of REALTORS®. Instead, you should be...

Foreclosure Freeze: Your Questions Answered

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 800 people attended REALTOR® Magazine’s October 28 webinar regarding recent foreclosure freezes by several national lenders.  Since that session, media attention on the freeze has waned a bit. However, delays and buyer...
November 3, 2010

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...