Robert Freedman is a senior editor and videographer for REALTOR® Magazine, covering economic conditions, public policy, and law. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Long-time NAR General Counsel Laurie Janik will retire from the association at the end of November. She sat down with REALTOR® Magazine’s Robert Freedman in October to talk about the biggest issues the association has faced and what lies ahead.
Brokers and agents are facing decisions and obligations concerning insurance. Are you ready?
As efforts heat up to curb the unauthorized use of MLS data, recent court decisions have yielded good news for REALTORS®. In late May, the Key West Association of REALTORS® scored a major victory when a federal district court judge in Florida awarded $2.7 million to KWAR in its action against businessman Robert Allen, whose KeyWestMLS.com and other Web sites were found to be using the association’s listing data in violation of copyright laws.
NAR launched Second Century Ventures in 2009 to invest in high-growth technology companies whose products offer innovative real estate solutions. Now NAR’s strategic investment arm is cultivating partnerships with smaller startups through its REach™ accelerator program.
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