Networking site sues Zillow, alleges fraud (10/29/2014)
Top Agent Network filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets to make a copycat version of its “coming soon” feature for listings.
Two Fla. Realtors NAR Good Neighbor Award winners (10/2/2014)
Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt (Santa Rosa Beach) honored for Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Paul Wilson (Ponte Vedra Beach) for Wolfson Children’s Challenge.
Will a Move Inc. acquisition help Realtors? (10/2/2014)
According to an open industry letter from News Corp and Move Inc. leaders, it will by extending realtor.com’s reach to venues such as Wall Street Journal online.
Realtor.com’s oversight company sold to News Corp (9/30/2014)
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will acquire Move Inc. – the company that manages NAR-owned realtor.com – and “shape the future of real estate,” says NAR.
10 ways to be safer on the job (9/15/2014)
Realtors should take steps to be safe: Problems are rare, but you must be prepared. NAR asked Realtors on Facebook to share safety tips. Here are the top 10.
ListHub not planning move against online ad firms (9/8/2014)
The Point2 acquisition means ListHub distributes 85% of MLSs’ listings, but it says brokers still make the calls; it doesn’t decide where listings appear.
Realtors a bit less confident about the market (8/27/2014)
NAR’s confidence index, which gauges members’ views of real estate over the next six months, dropped two points to 60 – but anything above 50 is still positive.
Realtor.com wants members’ help to become No. 1 (8/22/2014)
Move Inc.’s CEO wants to “look forward and not backward.” He talked about the future of online ad sites and changes planned for NAR-owned realtor.com.
NAR announces $35M advertising campaign (7/14/2014)
The “Real People” campaign targets buyers and sellers age 25-54 and works in tandem with a realtor.com campaign promoting the accuracy of its listings.
Move Inc. hires realtor.com’s first chief economist (7/1/2014)
The position will give realtor.com more high-profile media exposure and help it compete against Zillow and Trulia, which have their own chief economists.
Association-wide shaming for ethics violators (5/28/2014)
An NAR pilot program will be tested in Calif.: The names of all Realtors who violate the Code of Ethics will be posted online in a password-protected section.
NAR: In 2013, Realtors’ sales and income grew (5/20/2014)
NAR 2014 Member Profile: The 11.5% growth in 2013 home prices had a ripple effect on Realtor income and sales volume, which jumped for the third year.
NAR approves core organizational standards (5/19/2014)
NAR’s Board voted on a number of initiatives Saturday, including higher “unified, core standards” that all state and local associations must follow.
NAR advances plan to track more member activities (5/15/2014)
Who uses Realtors Property Resource? Who responds to a call for action? Committee says better member data will help NAR personalize products and services.
It’s unlikely Congress will alter mortgage tax credit (5/14/2014)
Political strategists at NAR convention expect a nat’l tax discussion, but no longer think lawmakers will consider changes to the popular homeowner deduction.
Realtors in Washington push for change (5/13/2014)
This week, nearly 8,500 Realtors from across the U.S. are in Washington to talk to lawmakers about real estate issues, such as tax forgiveness after a short sale.
Realtor.com pulling listings from MSN Real Estate (5/9/2014)
The NAR-owned listing portal says the benefits outweigh the risks in dropping Internet-aggregator websites. It’s shifting focus to the growing mobile app market.