Technology Archive

Realtors® Gather in Washington to Discuss Sustainability

This week, NAR hosted the 2017 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C.  Over the course of two days, Realtors® and industry professionals gathered to discuss emerging trends in energy efficiency and ways sustainability is shaping the market. NAR 2017 President-elect...
July 28, 2017

Consumer Tips: Keep Your Online Information Safe

Knowledge is power. That was the main take away from NAR’s panel on cyber security, “Protecting Yourself, Your Agents and Your Business: Taking Cyber Security Seriously,” which featured advice from experts on how small businesses and individuals can protect...

Smart Home Products You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Smart home technology has become increasingly popular with homeowners since the advent of the smartphone. In fact,  according to the National Association of REALTOR®‘s 2016 Smart Homes and REALTORS® report, REALTORS® expect this trend to grow and continue with...
January 3, 2017

Story Ideas: The Importance of Technology in Selling Your Home

Changing and improving technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives, so it makes sense that it also affects the way homeowners and their agents market and sell homes. So what are the tools consumers and their agents should...
November 14, 2016

As Regulatory Framework Evolves, Drone Use Remains Important to Real Estate

When the Federal Aviation Administration released its final rule on commercial drone use back in June, it represented a big step forward for real estate practitioners looking to put drones to work in their own business. Today, at the...
November 5, 2016

NAR Puts Technology in Focus at Events with White House, Google

On the heels of a major victory for commercial drone use, the National Association of Realtors® was invited by the White House this week to attend a workshop on “Drones and the Future of Aviation.” The White House Office...
August 3, 2016

Navigating the FAA’s New Drone Rule

Real estate professionals hoping to use drones in their business got some big news last week when the Federal Aviation Administration released a final rule governing the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems. This final rule, effective August...
July 5, 2016

NAR Recieves OTA’s Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll

The National Association of Realtors® has been recognized by the Online Trust Alliance’s Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll —the de facto standard for recognizing excellence in consumer protection, data security and responsible privacy practices for the world’s top companies....

Email Scam Targeting Homebuyers Catches FTC, NAR Attention

Scammers have used email to defraud consumers for years, with increasing levels of sophistication. But a recent ‘phishing’ operation is once again putting people’s bank accounts in the cross-hairs. This time, the target is prospective homebuyers. Here’s how it...
March 22, 2016

NAR, Online Trust Alliance: Smart Home? Time to Get Smart

Homes today are often constructed with “smart” technology built into everyday appliances and devices, and sometimes right into the walls. This technology is being used to monitor security, temperature, lighting and even appliances. While this offers convenience to homeowners,...