Canadian antitrust officials meet with U.S. real estate brokers

Competition Bureau examines impacts of industry restrictions

Officers for a government agency in Canada are talking and meeting with limited-service brokers in the United States to gauge the potential effects of real estate restrictions in Canada.

The Canadian Competition Bureau, that nation’s equivalent of the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission, has contacted several members of the American Real Estate Broker Alliance, a group of flat-fee real estate brokers that formed last year.