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NAR Podcast With Settlement Insights Available

The Drive With NAR podcast series now includes episodes that cover the proposed settlement agreement. NAR is also offering its ABR designation course for free.

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Realtors® released three new episodes of its Drive With NAR podcast with information to help Realtors® navigate the potential challenges and opportunities that come with the proposed settlement agreement.

The podcasts include facts about the settlement, along with tools and information for Realtors®. The podcasts can be found at "Drive With NAR" at or wherever you get your podcasts.

For your reference, here are details on the three episodes: 

Title: What Does NAR’s Settlement Mean for Your Business?

Description: Real estate professionals have always had to demonstrate tangible value to the buyers and sellers they serve. Now that’s doubly important. NAR’s proposed settlement agreement is prompting changes in the real estate industry, but you have all the tools and expertise necessary to navigate those changes smoothly and confidently. Host Marki Lemons Ryhal speaks with four pros, both agents and brokers, about how they’re preparing for the practice changes that are coming.



Title: A New Opportunity to Provide Value to Buyers

Description: The forthcoming rule mandating the use of written representation agreements and other practice changes that are part of NAR’s proposed settlement agreement allows you to emphasize and communicate your value to clients. Host Marki Lemons Ryhal discusses with two practitioners how to maximize these opportunities with buyers.



Title: Refocus on Using Your Voice for Your Clients, Industry

Description: Amidst a tumultuous period in the real estate industry, NAR’s massive advocacy machine has never stopped working for you. Over the last year, REALTORS® secured a reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums, got the FHFA to rescind proposed hikes on upfront mortgage fees and protected real estate pros’ status as independent contractors. Host Marki Lemons Ryhal talks with two members steeped in advocacy about the true value of being a REALTOR®.



Throughout 2024, NAR is also making the popular Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation course, typically $295, available to Realtors at no cost. Take the first step toward earning your ABR® designation at

NAR members can continue to access the latest information about the settlement at  NAR will also continue to provide updates about the settlement process for consumers and other interested third parties at

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