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Learn about the possible legal risks when you use social media to communicate about your real estate business. View the slides from this presentation NAR Antitrust Field Guide FTC Endorsement Guide NAR Law & Ethics Resources ... Read More
Here are 14 top trending real estate apps that we believe will support your core business activities.
WASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) - REach®, the growth technology accelerator operated by the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, was recently named among the top 30 accelerators in the U.S. by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, or SARP. Now in its fifth year, SARP is compiled by researchers from the MIT Innovation Initiative Lab for Innovation Science, Rice University and the University of Richmond and aims to provide transparency around performance so that entrepreneurs can make an educated decision when choosing from... Read More
NAR Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton shares risk management tips for buyers purchasing a home featuring devices connected to the internet, such as the heating system or security cameras.  More information on Smart Home Technology
Both the Senate and House are in session this week, but the focus will be in the House where a few issues of importance to REALTORS® will be discussed. The Financial Services Committee has a hearing tentatively scheduled for May 25 on flood insurance. The Science, Space, & Technology Committee will discuss expanding the role of States in EPA rulemaking.  The Energy & Commerce Committee will discuss how new technologies (i.e. drones) have impacted delivery services available to consumers  and  businesses, and regulatory challenges at the federal, state, and local... Read More
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) — Two more innovative technology companies have been selected to join REach®, a growth technology accelerator program from the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures. Adwerx, a digital advertising provider, and immoviewer, a 3-D virtual tour technology company, will join the seven other companies announced last month as part of the fifth REach class. REach provides early-to mid-stage companies... Read More
Listing data that enters Upstream may now have the option to be downstream of the MLS. That's the gist of an announcement made Tuesday at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., by UpstreamRE, a data management company formed by a group of brokers and franchises to give brokerages greater control over how their listing data is used and shared online. Upstream was originally conceived and developed to enable brokers to enter their listing data in one place and easily set how it's shared with others, including the MLS, their own... Read More
by Turner Levison, CEO, CommissionTrac There is a steady stream of tech companies entering the commercial real estate market, bringing both innovative ideas and a hunger to disrupt this industry. Here are my thoughts on why this should be welcomed. Disruption Is In The Eye Of The Beholder We’ve all heard complaints about disruption. It’s a buzzword that gets tossed around quite a bit – traditionally in a negative light. The term was coined by business school professors to describe a strategy young companies use to collapse more established,... Read More
WARNING: If you receive an email with the subject “Important Updates to Database!” it is not from NAR. The email uses the phrase "To that end, if you could please look through attached PDF; which contains a list of all Members along with their contact information and make sure yours is correctly represented."  Do not open any attachments or click any of the links, which may ask for passwords. Please delete this email if you see it.  ... Read More
The seven companies in 2017 range from seed stage to well-capitalized startups backed by world-renowned investors; in aggregate, the class has raised over $50M in previous financings and total valuation exceeds $350M. The REach® program aims to move these organizations rapidly forward beyond their initial successes through education, mentorship, and market exposure. The companies chosen for the 2017 class were:   Centriq: The app helps solve the problem of transferring home organization, repair and... Read More

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A smaller version of the smart home device is expected to be unveiled in the fall, according to Android Police.
Author: Steven Musil
Posted: August 21, 2017, 11:09 pm
Google announces the name of its latest version of Android with the unveiling of a statue in Manhattan that took place while the moon was eclipsing the sun.
Author: Alfred Ng
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:50 pm
In her upcoming memoir, "Reset," the former VC and Reddit CEO shares mistakes made during her landmark sexual harassment trial, but says there's hope for Silicon Valley.
Author: Terry Collins
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:46 pm
Stare directly at these pics of the eclipse and the people who loved it.
Author: CNET.com Staff
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:20 pm
Netflix tucks a brief look at Frank Castle and his new Marvel series at the end of the final episode of "The Defenders."
Author: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:15 pm
The moon's shadow looks almost ominous when seen from the International Space Station during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
Author: Amanda Kooser
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:02 pm
The natural phenomenon inspires more than 6 million tweets.
Author: Patrick Holland
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:56 pm
The International Space Station enjoyed a moment in front of the sun with a spectacular cameo photo during Monday's solar eclipse.
Author: Amanda Kooser
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:54 pm
A new behind-the-scenes video shows the insane amount of work it took to make a zombie polar bear and all those icy fights.
Author: Patrick Holland
Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:51 pm
That should be more than enough terabytes for your video and other data-intensive activities. Plus: an almost-as-good-as-Prime-Day deal on the Fire HD 8 tablet -- and a case deal to go with it!
Author: Rick Broida
Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:56 pm

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