Real Estate Policies

Legal issues at the intersection of real estate and COVID-19
Legal issues at the intersection of real estate and COVID-19

It’s not just health and safety that real estate professionals need to keep in mind when it comes to practicing business during the coronavirus pandemic.

NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis
NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has the association working overtime to bring relief and timely updates for real estate

This time, it’s housing: Here’s where the Democratic candidates stand
This time, it’s housing: Here’s where the Democratic candidates stand

A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates have proposed extensive policies that seek to address the affordable housing crisis and related issues. Here’s what the leading contenders have to

‘Ban the box’ for rentals: How Cook County landlords must adapt
‘Ban the box’ for rentals: How Cook County landlords must adapt

To meet the ambitious goal of ameliorating the effects of the criminal justice system on housing, Cook County commissioners amended the county’s Human Rights Ordinance to include more provisions for housing-related issues. Here's what you and your clients need to

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois. Is your business ready?
Marijuana is now legal in Illinois. Is your business ready?

Whether your brokerage will enthusiastically rent to dispensaries or would prefer to avoid marijuana altogether, this new law is sure to touch your clients, agents and employees. Put policies in place now to shape how you deal with it, and

From weed to taxes: Regs that will impact your business in 2020
From weed to taxes: Regs that will impact your business in 2020

New laws, shifts in tax assessments and possible methods for filling government shortfalls are all situations brokers should be watching in the coming months.

Pocket listing rule approved by NAR
Pocket listing rule approved by NAR

While the association has moved to institute new rules around what to do about off-MLS listings, there are some who say it restricts trade and others who feel it doesn’t go far enough to force brokers to share listing data.

MRED endorses NAR pocket listing policy
MRED endorses NAR pocket listing policy

The debate over what NAR and multiple listing services should do about off-MLS listings seems to be coming to a head, though the final policy isn't fully ironed out yet. Find out where it looks to be heading.

Employee or independent contractor?
Employee or independent contractor?

A lawsuit against Florida-based Cervera Real Estate – and a new bill passed in California – raise the question of classification.

Should Chicagoland brokers disclose home hauntings?
Should Chicagoland brokers disclose home hauntings?

It’s a common TV trope, but what should you know when dealing with a home that may be

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