-- June 16, 2008: NAR DOJ Settlement
NAR General Counsel Laurie Janik provided a detail overview of NAR's settlement of the antitrust lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement agreement concludes the two year DOJ investigation, followed by two and one half years of litigation, regarding NAR's multiple listing policy as it pertains to the display of listings from the MLS on brokers' virtual office Web sites (VOWs).
View the archived DOJ Settement webcast
View DOJ Timeline
Access the webcast presentation (412K).
Learn more about the settlement
--May 6, 2008: National Real Estate Library/Archive (formerly Gateway) Issues Overview
NAR CEO Dale Stinton provided a detailed overview of the Library/Archive initiative, the national database of information on all real property in the U.S. This informative Webcast included an in-depth Q&A session that addressed the questions and concerns that have surfaced since the Interim Report of the Gateway Presidential Advisory Group was released.
View the archived National Real Estate Library/Archive (formerly Gateway) Webcast.
Review the National Real Estate Library/Archive White Paper mentioned in the Webcast.
View the National Real Estate Library/Archive (formerly Gateway) Executive Summary (PDF: 23K), which highlights what the initiative will and will not be.
View the response of the COVE Group in cooperation with NAR (PDF: 1.6M) on the National Real Estate Library/Archive (formerly Gateway).
View the following video to see a dramatization that illustrates why we need a National Real Estate Library/Archive:
--Nov. 8, 2007: NRDS Policies Webinar
This informative one-hour conference call and Webinar provided a sneak preview of the recommendations that the AEC NRDS Policies Workgroup was to present to the Association Executives Committee at the 2007 REALTORS® Conference & Expo meeting in Las Vegas. Recommendations focus on the following areas: core and non-required NRDS fields, NRDS policies, technology requirements for data integration, and communication and education. The Webinar featured Travis Kessler, NRDS Policies Workgroup chair, and NAR staff.
View the archived NRDS Policies Webinar.
View and print the NRDS Workgroup Report.
View Frequently Asked Questions about the recommended updates to the NRDS Policies.
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