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.

The trinity of capital, passion and brains is rocking real estate

As I was sitting in the speaker’s room backstage at the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) hearing on competitiveness in the real estate industry, I could not get a particular question out of my head: Does any of this even matter?

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.

NAR warns members of scammer posing as trade organization

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is warning its member agents to be on the lookout for a suspicious email phishing scam.

What should real estate expect from DOJ workshop? Zillow discusses

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are set to meet next month to examine competition in the real estate industry — and Zillow is already getting ready.

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 …

Exclusive: Congressmen urge government inquiry into real estate competition

Inman has received a copy of the letter, dated Jan. 5, and addressed to Makan Delrahim, assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s antitrust division …