Top 10 posts from last week

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Top story of the week:

1. Zillow Group listing policy change is shaking up the industry

Christian Harris thought Zillow Group and his multiple listing service (MLS) had put his brokerage in a tough spot last week.

Zillow Group planned to prohibit agents from manually posting listings on May 1, a new policy it announced in late February. And because Harris’s MLS was not sending listings to Zillow Group, he thought his brokerage, Seattle-based Sea-Town Real Estate, might lose the ability to market properties on Zillow Group sites — a scary scenario for many agents and brokers.

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