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 …

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.

NAR lays out federal policy goals at midyear conference in D.C.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) laid out its legislative policies today, at the trade organization’s annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality

“For Redfin, if it hadn’t been for net neutrality, we couldn’t have gone from a startup to a public company,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now…

NAR weighs next steps in combating net neutrality repeal

On Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to undo protections surrounding net neutrality, or the free and open internet. The decision is likely to have serious ramifications for all American internet users and internet-based businesses (including real estate websites). While the internet as we know it hasn’t transformed just yet, the commission said Thursday that some rules would take effect April 23. The FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai published an order in the Federal Register that set that timeline for the changing regulations …

ICNY 18: What real estate stands to lose from a net neutrality repeal

Dismantling the two-year-old Open Internet Order could put real estate companies, homebuyers and individual Realtors at risk …