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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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  • Realogy to roll out AI tools for real estate professionals

    Real estate giant bets big on tech to woo agents
    Residential real estate giant Realogy has debuted as suite of AI tools for agents and brokers that it hopes will reshape the future of real estate. At its RGX conference in Las Vegas this week, Realogy introduced a number of innovative tools that it’s planning to roll out this year, including some that leverage artificial intelligence to make the job easier.
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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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  • Realogy appoints new chief financial officer

    Charlotte Simonelli will take over the role at the end of March
    Realogy recently announced Charlotte Simonelli will take over the role of executive vice president, chief financial officer at the end of March. Realogy President and CEO Ryan Schneider said Simonelli is a strategic hands-on executive with deep financial experience.
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  • Realogy appoints John Brennan as chief ethics and compliance officer

    Promotion follows Liz Gehringer's exit to take C-suite position at Coldwell Banker Real Estate
    Realogy Holdings appointed John Brennan to the position of chief ethics & compliance officer as former Chief Compliance Officer Liz Gehringer takes up the mantle of chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In addition to his new role, Brennan will also retain his current role as chief audit executive.
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  • Coldwell Banker getting into the direct home buying business

    Direct buying program could expand to other Realogy brands
    Have we reached a tipping point in the trend of massive real estate players beginning to buy homes directly from homeowners? It looks like that may be the case, as one of the nation’s biggest real estate brands is planning to launch its own direct buying business, and its siblings may not be far behind.
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  • Here are the top LGBT+ real estate agents

    List recognizes top-producers for home sale sides and volume
    The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals recently announced the winners of its first Top LGBT+ Agent list, which is the real estate industry’s first recognition of top-producing LGBT and allied agents and teams nationwide. Here's who made the cut.
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  • PHH, Realogy agree to pay $17 million to settle lawsuit over alleged kickbacks

    Class action suit accused companies of title kickbacks involving joint venture
    PHH Corp. and Realogy Holdings will pay $17 million as part of a class action settlement over alleged kickbacks involving a former joint mortgage venture between the two companies. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2015, accused the companies of violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by “improperly paying and receiving kickbacks, referral fees, or other things of value in connection with the referral of title insurance and other settlement services.”
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  • Realogy appoints Katrina Helmkam as Cartus CEO

    Helmkamp will report to Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider
    Realogy Holdings Corp. appointed Katrina Helmkamp as chief executive officer of Cartus Corporation. Helmkamp will be responsible for improving Cartus' performance while leading technology and process transformation.
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