5 Ways NAR’s Annual Conference Changed The Future Of Real Estate

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Thousands of agents, brokers, association and multiple listing service executives descended on San Diego last week to attend the National Association of Realtors’ annual conference and help decide the future of the real estate industry.

While there, they changed what consumers nationwide will see when they look at real estate listings, made buyer agent compensation more transparent, declared a divisive symbol discriminatory, overhauled its governance structure and debuted a historically significant leadership team. Here are five main takeaways from the event:

On Monday, the NAR board of directors passed three MLS policies that were inspired by a now-scuttled antitrust settlement between NAR and the U.S. Department of Justice.

As of January 1, the policies prohibit agents and brokers from advertising their services as free unless they will not actually receive any compensation from anyone for them and ban them from filtering out listings from…

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