MLSs disagree on whether to pause days on market due to coronavirus

California Regional MLS and MLSListings weigh seller fears and data accuracy.

Houston and Austin Realtors suspend open house displays on HAR.com

The Houston Association of Realtors’ flagship listing site, HAR.com, is no longer displaying open houses in most Texas markets in hopes of slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.

We talked to 21 multiple listing services about their coronavirus preparations. Here’s what they said

Canceling open houses, making showings voluntary and offering online training are some of the steps MLSs are taking. More drastic steps may be on the horizon.

NAR’s midyear conference goes virtual due to coronavirus

The National Association of Realtors will no longer host its regularly scheduled Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in person in May.

Redfin cancels open houses due to coronavirus concerns

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: “The whole industry has been talking about going virtual for a decade.”

California Realtors expect coronavirus to lower housing market forecast

Agents are mixed on whether and how COVID-19 will impact their business.

Real estate agent sues SetSchedule, alleges 60+ spam calls

Another real estate agent has filed suit against SetSchedule, alleging the lead generation firm won’t stop harassing her with autodialed calls.

Real estate data firm Remine lays off 38 employees

In a blog post on its website, the company framed the layoffs as necessary to complete its pivot to becoming a multiple listing service vendor.

Zillow beats back one lawsuit, but can’t shake another

Zillow has beaten back an antitrust lawsuit regarding its Zestimates but continues to fight another lawsuit stemming from its agent-lender, co-marketing program.

Agents sue SetSchedule for spam phone calls, ‘unjust enrichment’

The suits exemplify patterns of behavior that other agents have alleged against SetSchedule, both in online forums and directly to Inman.