Ready Real Estate, a real estate company that offers discounts to sellers and rebates to buyers, is savoring the federal government's scrutiny of possible anticompetitive and anti-consumer practices in the real estate industry. Last month, the market director of Ready Real Estate in Albuquerque, N.M., launched a company announcement stating in large bold type, "Ready Real Estate Supports Justice Department's Probe of National Association of Realtors. Internet-based company fights for consumers." The company's announcement relates to a Justice Department investigation of the national Realtor trade group's online property listings policy – the federal agency has studied whether the association's policy is anticompetitive. Leadership for the National Association of Realtors have delaye...
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