Redfin’s new agent-free service hits regulatory snag

Redfin Direct, a pilot program that allows consumers to make direct offers on homes listed by real estate brokerage Redfin online without being represented by a buyer’s agent, is violating a regulation regarding agency disclosure, according to a Massachusetts state agency that oversees real estate licensees.

NAR approves MLS fee adjustments, other policy changes

Nearly all of the 800 members on the board attended the biannual meeting, held on the last day of the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

President Donald Trump holds Realtors in the palm of his hand

Most were pleased with President Donald Trump’s performance and identified with him as a real estate businessman.

National Association of Realtors mulls MLS fee change

The change would require that the charge be “reasonably related to the actual costs of serving those members,” officials said Thursday. 

NAR sounds alarm on 4 big legal issues — but bombshell buyer-side lawsuit wasn’t one of them

The California Consumer Privacy Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, wire fraud and web accessibility were discussed at NAR’s mid-year conference.

NAR CEO says he’s ‘not terrified’ of Zillow

Real estate tech giant Zillow Group has been known to rattle Realtors on occasion, especially as it expands its iBuyer program, Zillow Offers, in which it buys homes for all-cash directly from consumers over the internet. But the CEO of the nation’s largest real estate trade group says the company doesn’t scare him too much.

Why real estate is in jeopardy

At Tuesday’s CMLS Brings It To The Table event, held just before the National Association of Realtors’ midyear conference, real estate leaders sounded the alarm.

NAR leaders urge ‘respect’ ahead of contentious Trump expo visit

Trump is set to speak Friday at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park at the annual Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, which has drawn more than 9,000 Realtors.

Zillow beats big on earnings while losses balloon

In its first quarter 2019 earnings report released on Thursday, Seattle-based Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and RealEstate.com, posted a net loss of $67.5 million in the first quarter and announced the expansion of its iBuyer program Zillow Offers to six additional markets.

My Florida Regional MLS rebrands as Stellar, seeks to buck the norm

The third largest MLS in the nation, which is also the largest MLS in Florida at 58,000 subscribers, will relaunch under the new name on June 4.