More states plan minimum-service real estate laws

Ohio, Wisconsin pursue law changes that would preserve choices

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Realtor associations in Wisconsin and Ohio are pushing for laws that establish new service requirements for real estate professionals while making room for real estate companies that offer a lesser range of services for lower fees.

In several other states, Realtor-backed efforts to establish a mandatory range of services for all real estate professionals – effectively banning some limited forms of real estate services – have drawn sharp criticism from antitrust officials at the U.S.