Why the class action lawsuit against NAR and the big brokers makes sense

The looming class action lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors and a handful of big-box brokers doesn’t put the future of the real estate industry in as dire straits as NAR and its members would have you believe, argues Hawaiian broker B…

CoreLogic’s top lawyer is quitting in the middle of a Justice Dept. inquiry

A spokesperson for CoreLogic confirmed to Inman that Arnold Pinkston would be leaving the company and explained that he had received a job offer from a large medical device manufacturer in Orange County, California. 

‘We’re not kidding’: Deadlines loom for broker technology upgrades

May’s gauntlet of conferences brought into focus the issues that will dominate the industry for the rest of the year. The tech conversations have intensified to a fever pitch. A few developments that might fly under your radar are at the core of progress. Here’s what you should know.

The race is on for real estate web APIs

After a period of slow adoption of Web APIs in real estate, there’s finally been a turning point in the industry. This is good news for tech-conscious brokers, their vendors, and the MLSs who have long known that Web APIs offer a faster, more secure and more modern way to manage data in the real estate industry.

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?

The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions.

Best friends 4ever? Redfin strikes deal with Zillow to list in 4 cities

Long-time rivals Zillow and Redfin have finally made peace — over one issue at least — and struck a deal that allows the former to directly host the latter’s listings in four U.S. cities.

Florida indie brokerage unveils agent tech platform, plans expansion

Automated Back End provides agents with automation and collaboration tools, e-signing software and one-click marketing. It is designed to work on all of an agent’s electronic devices.

Low-fee brokerage REX set to expand into 4 new metro markets

REX, a well-funded brokerage out to bypass the MLS, announced on Wednesday expansions into the Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

CoreLogic accused of inappropriately selling MLS data

The Austin Board of Realtors is accusing CoreLogic, the vendor of its multiple listing service of selling home sold data to Travis Central Appraisal District, a county-level home appraisal organization. 

Bombshell NAR lawsuit: How much did sellers pay in buyer-side commission?

A recently filed lawsuit against NAR, among other big industry players, alleges that NAR-member agents, along with many of the country’s various multiple listing services, colluded to inflate Realtor commissions. Here’s a look at the commission numbers involved.