Of course, you’ve read about the dust-up in Boise at the CMLS conference, where Craig Cheatham, CEO of The Realty Alliance (TRA), alerted MLS executives that the big brokers in TRA are fed up with … Read more about Strategic hypocrisy and management by anecdote
NAR lockbox policies in focus
During the Council of MLS members-only webinar on Thursday, November 1, I briefly discussed one issue that will be before NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee (MLIPC) in Orlando next … Read more about NAR lockbox policies in focus
Getty Images, MLSs, and strict liability for copyright infringement
The following is not intended to be legal advice and only describes legal concepts in generalized terms with assumptions about the MLS industry. If you have specific questions regarding your … Read more about Getty Images, MLSs, and strict liability for copyright infringement
More on NAR’s SM/IDX Policy
Victor Lund over at WAV Group has posted suggestions about carrying the NAR SM/IDX discussion further. I discussed this in a previous post. I thought I'd put my comments about Victor's post here.It … Read more about More on NAR’s SM/IDX Policy
Is first-in-time first-in-right? Maybe
MLSs sometimes face the following scenario: Broker A puts a listing record into the MLS relating to 123 Elm Street. Broker B either (a) also puts in a listing record for the same property after Broker … Read more about Is first-in-time first-in-right? Maybe
Can a real estate broker post another broker’s listings on Facebook?
Facebook and other social networking websites are increasingly popular not only for individual personal use, but also for business relationships. Real estate brokers can easily make connections with … Read more about Can a real estate broker post another broker’s listings on Facebook?
NAR: 1994 Called, and it Wants its Photo Policy Back!
OK, before you criticize my choice of title ("Hey, Brian! 2003 called, and it wants its snarky remark template back!"), hear me out.The Council of MLSs wrote a letter to NAR earlier this month … Read more about NAR: 1994 Called, and it Wants its Photo Policy Back!