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Imagine the perception if a potential client learns about these changes from sources other than their trusted agent — it could cast doubt on your credibility and integrity, potentially leading to misunderstandings about commissions.

By |2024-04-11T10:55:41-07:00April 15th, 2024|Legal in Real Estate, Our Services|0 Comments

Brokers and Their Web Partners: Anticipating Change

In light of impending alterations stemming from the settlement agreement in the anti-trust litigation, updates to broker and agent websites are inevitable.

Are Lockboxes the Industry’s next Trouble Spot?

In 2023, we asked over 250,000 agents and brokers how interested they would be in statewide lockbox access where they hold a license.  Nearly ¾ of respondents (72%) across multiple markets want statewide lockbox access. 

How Will Real Estate Anti-Trust Settlement Impact Luxury Sales

Over the years, negotiations over commissions have been particularly pronounced in luxury and hyper-luxury sales, signifying what the Department of Justice (DOJ) aims to address by joining the court and plaintiffs in challenging the practice of advertising buyer compensation in the MLS.

By |2024-04-08T12:01:11-07:00April 8th, 2024|Legal in Real Estate|0 Comments

CRMLS Adapts to Anti-Trust Settlement With Action Plan

Art Carter, CEO of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), sheds light on the organization's proactive approach towards addressing the ramifications of anti-trust complaints within the real estate industry.

By |2024-04-08T13:04:12-07:00April 8th, 2024|Legal in Real Estate|1 Comment

Brokers Over $2B in Volume Should Prepare for Mediation

Get your attorneys on it. Pay close attention to the settlements that have already been announced, and do some 5th grade math.

New FCC Regulation Deals Blow to Real Estate Lead Generators

New consumer protection regulations from the Federal Communications Commission aims to protect consumers from the scams and spam caused by the “lead generator” robo-calls & texts loophole and encourages an opt-in approach for delivering email to text messages.

By |2024-02-13T11:58:11-08:00February 13th, 2024|Legal in Real Estate|1 Comment

The Devastating Effects of Dropping Unilateral Offer of Compensation

A dark cloud is coming to real estate in America, and it’s hitting our shores at the worst possible time.

Litigation May Unravel the Association and the MLS

Through the natural discourse of meetings to hone the best practices of the trade, the association created rules. To be a member of NAR or any association, members must agree to adhere to the rules. These association rules are creating legal problems.

By |2023-11-14T15:32:25-08:00November 14th, 2023|Legal in Real Estate, MLS Insights|0 Comments

The Jury Has Ruled on Commission, So What are the Next Steps

For now, agents need to pay attention to the information from their MLS and their Association of REALTORS, and talk to their Broker.

Real AI: Legal minefield, 5 Facts and AI Meme of the week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 1 Post 6 Real AI is a 100% human-created weekly roundup of all things AI in real estate and emerging AI innovations in other sectors likely to impact real estate, posting a new edition every Friday. AI is creating a legal minefield While the Federal government and dozens of states scurry to create AI legislation, AI cases are already filling our courts. Among the most notable lawsuits: Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI are being sued for allegedly violating copyright law by reproducing open-source code using AI. Visual artists in a proposed class-action lawsuit [...]