NAR poised to close one front on war with regulators

Guest perspective: 'Exclusive agency' squabbles waste everyone's time

“When we came back from the war the banners and flags hung on everyone’s door
we danced and we sang in the street and the church bells rang…” -Pink Floyd, “The Hero’s Return”

The National Association of Realtors is poised to resolve what has been one of the least meaningful of federal regulators’ beefs with organized real estate: squabbles over whether multiple listing services can withhold so-called “exclusive agency” listings from advertising sites such as IDX and, while sharing the predominant “exclusive-right-to-sell” li