Real estate competition ‘never been more fierce,’ MLS RoundTable says

The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate “has never been more fierce,” according to a new letter submitted to federal regulators.

Watch videos from the FTC-DOJ real estate competition workshop

For those who didn’t get to catch every minute of the real estate competition workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week, the FTC has posted videos from the workshop on its website.

Why a workshop in D.C. is so important to America’s real estate industry

Government regulators from the the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are hosting a public workshop with some industry bigwigs that will examine competition and potential antitrust violations within the real estate …

DOJ official takes aim at rule banning banks from becoming brokerages

One of the National Association of Realtors’ main political victories may be up for some scrutiny at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop on real estate competition this Tuesday.

Strange bedfellows: NAR and Zillow agree on antitrust, sort of

There are few entities in the real estate industry that loom larger than real estate giant Zillow Group and 1.3 million-member trade group the National Association of Realtors…

Government staffers question Upstream CEO on antitrust ahead of launch

Upstream CEO Alex Lange spoke with staffers from a Senate subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights on Wednesday, ahead of the company’s May 14 product launch and a federal workshop on real estate competition on June 5.

DOJ and FTC to hold real estate competition workshop June 5 in D.C.

It’s official: The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission will hold a joint workshop on real estate competition on June 5 in Washington, D.C., the FTC announced Thursday.

Watch NAR and experts discuss real estate antitrust on live stream

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank that has been funded in the past by Zillow, will hold a public forum for experts in real estate to discuss ways to make the industry more competitive.

NAR says it won’t turn back the clock on antitrust

“NAR has no plans to alter the Modified VOW Policy when the 2008 settlement agreement expires on November 18, 2018,” wrote NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson …

Read the Senate letter requesting probe into real estate competition

“We ask that you review the availability of listing information to the public and to independent real estate agents, small real estate brokers, and limited service brokers,” the senators wrote …