Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update………………………………………………..…………..April 18, 2018

  • NAR General Counsel: Statement Regarding Innovation and Competition in Real Estate Brokerage
  • Combating Housing Shortages With Backyard Homes
  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday May 2, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
  • In Case You Missed It


NAR General Counsel: Statement Regarding Innovation and Competition in Real Estate Brokerage

Later this year, a 10-year old settlement and consent decree between the National Association of Realtors® and the U.S. Department of Justice mandating how listings are displayed by online brokerages will expire. Prior to that, on June 5, 2018, NAR will have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competition in the real estate and brokerage industry at a public workshop held by the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission.


To help show how the hundreds of multiple listing services, or MLSs, promote competition between real estate brokers, to the ultimate benefit of consumers, NAR asked independent, expert economist Frederik Flyer to explain how an MLS works in a new report published April 11, 2018, Procompetitive Benefits of Policies Limiting Access to Local Multiple Listing Service Data.


"The National Association of Realtors® asserts that the real estate market is vibrant, healthy and vigorously competitive. Technology innovation in the real estate industry is robust, and the notion that real estate isn't highly competitive and listing data not readily available is unsubstantiated. To the contrary, a wealth of listing data is available to consumers and technology companies from a multitude of sources, and Realtors® provide their clients and consumers with more real estate information today than has ever been available.” Executive Summaryof Report [Source: NAR Update04-12-2018]


 Combating Housing Shortages With Backyard Homes

California faces a widespread crisis in terms of both home affordability and available housing stock, but the solution might be as close as homeowners’ backyards. » READ MORE [Source: 04-10-2018]


Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday May 2, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

Guest Speaker:

Ml Robles, Principal Architect, Studio Points Architecture +research

In 1984 I cofounded Studio Points as a research-based architecture studio dedicated to making extraordinary built environments. I am now focused on making small houses that fill every ambition I have ever held for Architecture: beauty, sustainable, land-based and so much more to create good living and well-being.” ml Robles


What she will present:

Why not make a bold move? advocacy with small houses

  • ml Robles has become a powerful local advocate for small houses in Boulder. (Her presentation is mind blowing and exceptional.)
  • Describe and show graphically small house options in Boulder and many more options that are not available in Boulder but should be.
  • Demonstrate how small houses can help address workforce housing challenges.
  • Describe Boulder’s housing needs in context with our demographics and what we value.
  • Describe how small space designs lead to large outcomes.
  • Identify innovative models for financing and developing small houses.
  • ml charts the path to new thinking and next steps.

Plus much more…


Inspiring…don’t miss it…RSVP TODAY!


In Case You Missed It