February 17, 2018
INDUSTRY NEWS
Industry Praises House Passage of TRID Improvement Bill

The housing industry is applauding the House passage of the TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3978) that aims to correct the disclosure of title insurance premiums, which are inaccurate in the majority of states. The bill, which was made part of a larger package, was passed on Wednesday.


LEGISLATIVE NEWS


NJ to Join Net Neutrality Legal Challenge Against Trump Administration
 
Murphy announced the legal action during a news conference at which he also signed an executive order requiring that Internet providers hired by the state adhere to the principles of net neutrality, which hold that all Web pages should be treated equally.


GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
What is Blockchain and Why Should the Real Estate Industry Care?

Blockchain, the decentralized ledger behind the cryptocurrency curtain, is a force to reckon with, offering a compelling alternative to traditional exchanges of all kinds. Rather than compiling transaction records in a central hub, blockchain technology fragments this information and keeps records across an immense network of hard drives and servers-keeping a transaction as public record, but keeping the exchange anonymous.


TECH TIPS
Rewire the Digital Customer Experience:
6 Ways to Connect

In today's reputation economy, getting the digital customer experience right is essential to your survival. Brands need to remember that experiences are not logical; they're emotional. Creating an emotional connection with your customer through the digital journey is critical; however, this is no easy task, considering the challenges of the online and mobile environment.


NEWS YOU COULD USE
Is EQ More Powerful Than IQ?

There's a common misconception that EQ is about being nice or getting people to like you, says Vanessa Druskat, associate professor of organizational behavior at University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics. In reality, EQ involves more complex interpersonal skills and one's ability to read and interpret emotion.


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