Real estate’s competition decree has expired. What’s next?

Last month, an antitrust settlement between the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) expired. Does that mean Realtor associations can go back to engaging in practices once deemed anti-competitive? And could that change the way modern real estate works, from how online brokerages display listings to the way consumers shop for homes on the internet?

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.

Strange bedfellows: NAR and Zillow agree on antitrust, sort of

There are few entities in the real estate industry that loom larger than real estate giant Zillow Group and 1.3 million-member trade group the National Association of Realtors…

NAR says it won’t turn back the clock on antitrust

“NAR has no plans to alter the Modified VOW Policy when the 2008 settlement agreement expires on November 18, 2018,” wrote NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson …

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

Franchisor Intero Real Estate Services launches consumer VOW site

Franchisor Intero Real Estate Services Inc. has launched a consumer-facing virtual office website (VOW) powered by CoreLogic that will give brokerages affiliated with Intero access to CoreLogic’s AgentAchieve customer acquisition and transaction management modules. CoreLogic said Intero has extended the …