Items Tagged with 'HomeServices of America'

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  • NAR slapped with second class-action lawsuit to end buyer broker compensation

    Suit alleges mandatory fees for buyer's brokers violate anti-trust laws
    A second class-action lawsuit has been filed in protest of the buyer broker compensation rules set forth by the National Association of Realtors. The suit alleges that NAR and MLS providers violated federal antitrust laws by requiring property sellers to pay the buyer's broker an inflated fee, a claim NAR called "completely without merit" as it vowed to defend its policies in court.
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  • Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules

    Home seller claims NAR, MLS providers have conspired in violation of anti-trust laws
    A class-action lawsuit filed last week by a Minnesota home seller is taking aim at the big four multiple listing services that have transformed the real estate business. The suit alleges that the National Association of Realtors has driven up costs to sellers and has stifled competition by requiring brokers to offer buyer broker compensation when listing a property on an MLS site, and it names NAR, Realogy, HomeServices of America, RE/MAX and Keller Williams as the culprits.
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  • Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America acquires Long & Foster

    Long & Foster Real Estate is nation's largest independent residential real estate brand
    HomeServices of America, the real estate arm of Berkshire Hathaway, announced Thursday that it is acquiring The Long & Foster Companies, one of the largest private residential real estate companies in the country. In a release, the HomeServices said that acquiring the Long & Foster brands positions the company to be the “nation’s largest home ownership services provider.”
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