The government wants to know what’s up with real estate pocket listings

Pocket listings and state regulations regarding dual agency and minimum service requirements may be on the agenda at the real estate competition workshop to be held by Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on June 5.

Agents: Watch out for copyright infringement

Let’s say a real estate agent takes a gorgeous photo of an iconic landmark in her town. She puts it on her website and uses it to spruce up her community page. But months later, she finds that same photo on someone’s website without her permission, and…

3 legal issues brokers and MLSs should act on now

Real estate listing data is in demand more than ever. That means brokers and MLSs need to be especially aware of who the data belongs to and how the data will be used — or risk landing in legal hot water …

Broker portal reveals MLS data terms

Imagine a hugely popular national real estate site where listing agents get every inquiry about a property because there are no competing agent ads next to their listings. That’s the vision of a group comprising more than 100 MLSs and brokers who are o…