Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

A debate between agents over content posted at property valuation and marketing site Zillow.com escalated to a complaint filed with a Northern California multiple listing service. At issue is whether MLS rules permit agents to post information to the Web about for-sale properties that they do not represent, and whether this practice could potentially confuse consumers about which agent represents the property's seller. Jim Branscombe, CEO for Bay Area Real Estate Information Services Inc. -- which has about 10,000 members in Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties -- said Tuesday that the MLS has received a complaint and is investigating. Last week, an agent with Pacific Union GMAC in Greenbrae, Calif., questioned content posted at the Zillow Web site by an agent with First Home...