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.

Competition and the Consumer: Industry Presents Sides at Workshop

DOJ/FTC Exchange Explores Compensation, Data, the MLS and More Technology, commission rates, real estate portals and overall brokerage competition—these were just a few of the themes discussed this week at a joint public workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. At the heart of the […]

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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 …

New Report Demonstrates Robust Competition in Real Estate Brokerage Market

Later this year, a 10-year-old settlement and consent decree between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) mandating how listings are displayed by online brokerages will expire. Prior to that, on June 5, 2018, NAR will have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competition in the […]

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Report defends multiple listings services from government intervention

A new white paper released today from The Council of Multiple Listing Services ahead of the June 5 government workshop on competition in real estate, argues that the real estate industry does not need any government intervention to help get listing dat…

FTC and DOJ release agenda for real estate competition workshop

The agenda for next month’s joint workshop on competition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now live.

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.

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.

NAR: Competition in Real Estate ‘Vigorous’

Ahead of a June U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public workshop—in which the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will participate—NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson has issued a statement: “The National Association of REALTORS® asserts that the real estate market is vibrant, healthy and vigorously competitive. Technology innovation in the real […]

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