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NAR BOD Votes on Wide Range of Issues

by Michael Price on 6:24 pm November 10, 2014

The NAR Board Of Directors voted today on long list of issues from the use of drones to take property photos and member codes of excellence to rules that require MLS boards to expand the data they provide for use on broker and agent sites through current IDX (internet data exchange rules). The idea is to improve the competitive standing they have against 3rd party aggregators. Among the more notable changes: MLS must provide listing data updates every 12 hours, down from 3 days. Data can be co-mingled from … Read More »

Tools to improve your NAR conference experience.

by Michael Price on 1:47 pm November 5, 2014

nar conference technology tools

Going to a business conference is always fun, especially if you’re like me and you love what you do and catching up with old friends you haven’t seen in a while. Ahead of an event I am always stressing out over the blocks of time that aren’t productive or if I’ve run into a situation where there are two events at the same time. Did I pick the right one? If you’ve attended events in the past couple of years you’re probably old hat at using the tech … Read More »

NAR Survey Says What about Mobile?

by Bryn Kaufman on 6:07 am

NAR came out with their 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers yesterday. Mobile usage was an eye opener at 50%, but wait, upon closer inspection, they classify it as a Mobile or tablet website or application. I don’t have permission to post a chart from their survey, so here is the link to it on Inman News. I don’t know about you, but when I use my tablet, I browse the full size website, not the one optimized for a phone. At first glance … Read More »

vous voir à la Nouvelle Orléans – See you in New Orleans

by Michael Price on 6:11 pm November 3, 2014

I’ll be representing GeekEstate blog in New Orleans this week at the annual NAR Realtors Convention & Expo. The event will take place the 7th through the 10th. This year’s conference, “Realtors® in Full Swing,” is expected to draw more than 17,000 Realtors® and guests. If you’re planning on attending and have a scoop regarding real estate technology & marketing, ping me on Twitter. I hope to see you there! Mike Price Flickr Photo By Erik Larson

NAR Gains Control Of .realestate TLD Service

by Michael Price on 9:13 am October 6, 2014

nar wins rights to sell new tad .realestate

Recently NAR announced that they had “won the rights” to offer .realtor as a top level domain. Today they have announced they have also garnered control of .realestate as an additional TLD service offering. They said that “business rules” and pricing of the domain would be available in Q2 2015. Over the past few years a slew new TLD’s have been provided to registrars, none have created the kind of “land rush” that was expected. You’ll certainly see the first half million .realtor domains go … Read More »

NAR President Sends FAA Position Statement on Use of Drones

by Michael Price on 10:32 am September 24, 2014

Yesterday NAR president, Steve Brown, sent the FAA a statement letter on NAR’s position in the use of drones in real estate marketing (along with an education on using the REALTOR® trademark). NAR sees the use of the technology as a “game changer” in the marketing of real property. What are your thoughts? Game changer or just another nifty listing enhancement? Here’s the letter Mr. Brown sent yesterday: September 23, 2014 Michael P. Huerta Director Dale A. Stinton Chief Executive Officer Federal Aviation Administration 800 … Read More »

NAR: Stop helping Zillow and hurting Realtors!

by Bryn Kaufman on 5:25 pm September 15, 2014

Realtors, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Are you getting multiple years of sold listings in your IDX feed? I believe the answer to that question is no, because I have never found an IDX feed that had multiple years of sales history included. NAR’s IDX and VOW rules make it difficult for 99% of the Realtor’s websites out there to show sold listings. This is a huge advantage for Zillow. They show sales history going back over 25 years, and consumers love to … Read More »

How Can NAR Win Against Zillow?

by Drew Meyers on 8:13 pm August 5, 2013

There has been a long discussion taking place all day on FB as a result of Zillow announcing they are facilitating a live Q&A with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss housing. The fact that NAR is not the facilitator of this was brought up, which brought the NAR vs Zillow debate upon us. From the TurnOn! FB group: Okay, let’s try this – a little challenge similar to the sorts of challenges I encountered in college marketing classes: You are part of Nobu’s marketing … Read More »

Can MLS Companies Level The Playing Field?

by Justin Britt on 3:22 am March 29, 2011

Realtors hold all the cards (MLS data), but are aggregators squeaking out the win? – photo credit Recently, a Hawaii MLS company (who asked to remain anonymous) audited Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and informed me of a few RETS rules and regulations we were violating. The MLS technician assisting me (we’ll call him Kimo) was very helpful, clearly explaining the fixes needed. Once in compliance, my competitive nature had me checking to see if other Hawaii real estate websites were also following RETS rules and regulations. Some … Read More »

RSS Feeds & Real Estate Leads – Really…"Kiss Your 'RSS' Good-bye!"

by Justin Britt on 5:39 pm May 25, 2010

When Eric Bryant wrote the original Kiss Your “RSS” Good-bye, he was referring to RSS feeds being a thing of the past as social networking sites like Twitter provided a filter for really good articles, “Kinda like a ‘Human Aggregator’”. I thought this was a smart observation, but Eric’s post had to do with RSS feeds as they pertain to blogs and the reading of real estate articles. Today, I’m here to talk about RSS feeds as they relate to MLS data. RSS Feeds + … Read More »

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