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National Association of REALTORS® News

Saturday, February 6 2016 7:35 AM
  • New Commercial E-Newsletter for Members…The new Commercial Digest aims at providing the most relevant NAR information on commercial real estate.  If you wish to receive this monthly communication, all it takes is an update to the individual's NRDS record, indicating a "commercial" Field of Business. Questions? Contact NARCommercial@realtors.org.

  • New RLI Survey Reveals Industry Growth…The REALTORS® Land Institute 2016 Land Markets Survey, conducted jointly by RLI and NAR, includes findings about major practices and buyers in the real estate industry, price outlooks and more. Access survey report.

  • Your Snapchat to Clients: A Must-Save?...Two courts have ruled on record retention when using sites like Snapchat and Wickr — which vaporize messages after they're sent — to speak with clients. That's a top story in the latest The Voice for Real Estate. Also, an NAR lab looks at smart-home devices, and a grim safety reminder.

  • Apply for 2017 Leadership Academy…Applications for the 2017 Leadership Academy are now being accepted. The Academy is an eleven-month, six-session training and development program designed to foster and develop future NAR Leaders. Training sessions are structured around NAR national meetings. Application deadline is April 1. Contact Rita Baldwin with questions. More info.

  • NAR Elected Officer, Reg. VP Appls. Due Feb. 15…The Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee is accepting applications for 2018 elected officer and regional vice presidents through Feb. 15. Learn more about the campaign rules and download the application.

  • REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Website Open…The website for the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 9-14 in Washington, D.C., has launched. Visit the site today to view committee meeting schedules. Registration opens Feb. 17.

  • Get Ready to Get REALTOR®…NAR will launch the new Get REALTOR® advertising campaign next week, showcasing REALTOR® brand value to consumers. Social, digital and radio will launch Feb. 8, and video will launch in a targeted buy on February 22. Preview the new materials. Because this is a new direction for the campaign, you may get questions from your members. Access an FAQ about the new campaign. Learn more about the campaign and materials available for your association and members during a live webcast on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Register for webcast.

  • How is Zillow Using IDX Listing Data?...NAR and Move Inc., operator of realtor.com®, which are involved in an ongoing legal battle with listing aggregator Zillow, are seeking to find out whether Zillow’s data-collection agreements with agents, brokers, and MLSs allow Zillow to compare IDX data with data scraped by Zillow from realtor.com®. Zillow is producing those IDX agreements in the case in a redacted format, but the King County Superior Court in Seattle, Wash., has authorized Move and NAR to preliminarily investigate what the data agreements allow and don’t allow Zillow to do. More.  

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