Realtors sue FSBO Web site

Iowa Association seeks injunction against AgentsBeware.com

Don't miss Hacker Connect SF
Dive into the latest Technology affecting RE, July 17, 2018

The Iowa Association of Realtors is trying to shut down a local for-sale-by-owner real estate advertiser for allegedly operating a real estate business without a broker’s license. The association last week filed a lawsuit for an injunction against AgentsBeware.com and its operator Jeremy Smith.

The association alleges the Web site is illegally acting as a real estate broker. But Smith argues the company acts only as an advertising service, much like sites like eBay that connect buyers with sellers via the Internet.