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.

What is organized real estate’s role in keeping the Realtor relevant?

Is it naive to think that Canadian Organized Real Estate’s current approach to the collection and interpretation of data will ensure its relevance, and that of the Realtor, as the industry and technology continue to evolve? Quite simply, yes, it is. What will keep the consumer engaged with Realtors? What will elevate the Realtor brand?

What agents are saying about Zillow’s self-guided home tours

A week after Zillow announced “Tour it Now,” agents lambasted the company’s moves to establish dominance in the iBuyer space.

Black Knight announces new productivity mobile app Paragon Connect

Black Knight is one of the real estate industry’s largest players in MLS technology, and this week it announced the launch of Paragon Connect, a companion mobile solution to its Paragon Collaboration Center Consumer Portal.

HAR.com and NTREIS now offering popular app to 73K Realtors for free

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS) announced Wednesday that its pro-level iOS and Android app will now be available at no additional cost to 38,000 more subscribers of its MLS, making the …

What the MLS landscape will look like in 2019

In 2019, the number of multiple listing services in the U.S. will dip below 600, and understanding the MLS landscape is a complex task. This article visualizes MLS data to give big-picture context on the relationships among consumers, agents, brokerage…

The 6 loudest topics at Inman Connect New York 2019

Creating a single MLS, the iBuyer debate and so much more — Inman Connect New York is an annual highlight of the real estate and tech scene. Here were some of the hottest discussions from the event.

Multiple listing service ‘globalists’ warn against ‘protectionism’

Speaking onstage at Inman Connect, two industry leaders advocated a “global” approach to the operation of multiple listing services.

About-face: New Zillow competitor removes all listings

ComeHome, a new home search portal from real estate predictive analytics firm HouseCanary, has deactivated all of its property listings as of Friday — essentially turning itself off — after multiple listing service executives told Inman they were surprised.

LionDesk’s suite of tools now available to CRMLS members

As part of the ongoing effort to serve its 96,000 members, California Regional MLS (CRMLS), the nation’s largest MLS, has established a relationship with LionDesk, a popular customer relationship platform for real estate agents.