Sites offering MLS service should follow brokerage laws

Guest perspective: Line between FSBO Web sites and brokers is blurry

Editor’s note: Derek Eisenberg, a broker with Continental Real Estate Group in Hackensack, N.J., wrote the following in response to a recent Inman News story, “Online for-sale-by-owner company wins ruling.” The New Hampshire Bank Department commissioner has ruled that a mortgage company that operates a for-sale-by-owner Web site,, doesn’t need a real estate brokerage license to advertise homes for sale.

Waters are being muddied between for-sale-by-owner Web sites and real estate brokerage