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.

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 …