On Franchise IDX, Industry Rules, and Complaints

I think this mostly analytical, mostly opinion post nows goes beyond the ambit of my NAR Midyear coverage. So, many many thanks to Zillow for sponsoring the Midyear series (I may have more of them in the future) but this post is sponsor-free. Predictably, the news from Midyear about Franchise IDX has resulted in mass […]

Midyear Report: First Take on Board of Directors Votes

This post, and this series of reports and opinions from NAR Mid-Year 2011, brought to you by: The historic meeting of NAR’s Board of Directors is now over. I had the privilege of being able to listen in as a member of the “press” — which the blogosphere and RE.net can actually be. I hope […]

Midyear Reports: Breaking News from MLS Policy Committee Meetings

This post, and this series of reports and opinions from NAR Mid-Year 2011, brought to you by:   I can report on three major developments at the MLS Policy Committee meeting at NAR Midyear. Civix Patent Litigation Global Settlement First, NAR has reached a tentative agreement with Civix, the greenmailer patent owner who has been […]