Zillow bashes Upstream and CAR in public regulator comments

In its own public comments to the DOJ/FTC, Zillow chose to take aim at NAR-backed broker data company Upstream and the largest state Realtor trade group in the country, the California Association of Realtors.

NAR blasts Zillow, tells government it causes ‘consumer confusion’

The real estate trade group condemns the Seattle-based tech giant for the same practices its member agents and brokers engage in.

The government will accept comments on real estate competition until July 31

The agencies have not said whether they plan to use the public comments they receive this time around to produce an updated report on real estate competition or take any other actions, but members of Congress have asked for such an update.

How should real estate make its data more open?

With federal regulators breathing down the real estate industry’s neck, questions regarding who gets access to listing data have taken on new urgency.

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.

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 …

DOJ official takes aim at rule banning banks from becoming brokerages

One of the National Association of Realtors’ main political victories may be up for some scrutiny at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop on real estate competition this Tuesday.

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.

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.