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Smart Growth

The healthier a community, the better the environment for REALTORS®. Keeping a community attractive, livable and functioning well is a complex task. Who better to be stewards of their community than REALTORS®? Whether your community is grappling with transportation and land use issues, crowded schools or open space, or working to bring vacant properties back to productive use, NAR's Smart Growth program has resources to help your association plant seeds that will pay dividends for your members for years to come.

NAR offers many Smart Growth resources and programs specifically for association staff, including grants, issue research and assistance, publications and polling and surveys. Learn about these programs by exploring this section!

March 31, 2015
A checklist of issues for MLSs and brokers to consider when evaluating an agreement to directly license listing data to a third party. It addresses common licensing provisions related to data ownership, usage, display, and other standard contractual terms.
Topics: Syndication
March 23, 2015
NAR’s MLS Policy Handbook states that MLSs are required to supply participants with the information necessary to create Automated Valuation Models. This checklist is a non-exhaustive list of issues to be considered prior to entering into a license agreement.
Topics: Syndication
March 23, 2015
NAR’s MLS Policy Handbook states that MLSs are required to supply participants with the information necessary to create Automated Valuation Models. This Sample Agreement should be modified as necessary to fit the particular needs of the parties.
Topics: Syndication
November 30, 2014
NAR's Smart Growth Action Grants support a wide range of land-use related activities. To be considered, activities should support the core purpose of NAR's Smart Growth Program: to support REALTOR® engagement in land-use related issues with the primary goals of affecting public policies that support a more sustainable development paradigm while raising the profile of REALTORS® as community leaders and enhancing REALTOR® relationships with elected officials.
June 18, 2014
Find out what is necessary to create centers of innovation, and why Detroit is a surprising example of a revolution in action.

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State Issues Tracker

Use the State Issues Tracker to access analysis presented via an interactive, searchable database  to make comparisons among different state approaches to an issue. The tracker includes citations of the particular state law addressing each issue.

Smart Growth Programs

Whether your community is grappling with transportation and land use issues, crowded schools, open space, or another community issue, NAR’s Smart Growth program has resources to help you and your association plant seeds that will pay dividends for years to come.

Placemaking

NAR’s Placemaking Initiative provides technical and financial assistance to help REALTOR® associations, and their members, initiate placemaking activities – transforming public spaces into vibrant community places -- in their community.