NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Letter of the Law - is published monthly on-line with periodic updates, by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to furnish general information of interest to REALTORS®, association executives and association counsel and management. Information should not be construed as specific legal advice or opinion on individual cases or situations.
Membership Marks Manual - The National Association is the proud owner of numerous marks including but not limited to the terms REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, REALTORS®, the REALTOR® Logo and the Block "R" mark (which may be referred to collectively as the "MARKS"). The Marks are collective membership marks which serve to identify Members of the National Association and distinguish them from non-members*. This Manual will provide you with the guidelines to properly use the registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Membership Marks Video - It is important that the REALTOR® marks are used only in accordance with NAR’s trademark rules. This video reviews important rules for associations to be aware of so they and their members are using the REALTOR® marks properly.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Legal Scan - A biennial research project undertaken by NAR Legal Affairs. The Scan systematically collects information on 94 issues in eleven major topic areas that involve the legal liability of real estate brokers, salespeople, and real estate managers. The Scan is a valuable tool not only because it tracks when real estate professionals are currently being held liable, but it also identifies emerging issues and trends, helping to reveal where additional training is needed. The research underlying the Scan includes surveying key leaders in the real estate industry as well as traditional legal research, including judicial decisions and new legislation.
Antitrust and the Real Estate Firm - The nature of real estate practice makes real estate brokers particularly susceptible to antitrust challenges. It is a prerequisite to survival that brokers be conscious of and abide by the requirements of antitrust law.
Antitrust Compliance Brochure - This brochures purpose is to assist members in applying antitrust principles in their individual offices when confronting issues raised by the presence of new business models offered by competitors.
RESPA DO's & DON'Ts - Violators of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) may receive harsh penalties, including triple damages, fines, and even imprisonment. Here are a few examples of what RESPA allows and does not allow.
RESPA Frequently Asked Questions - These RESPA frequently asked questions were compiled and responded to by Legal Counsel representing the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.