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The Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights

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Editor's note: The following "Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights" was created and written by executives and employees at Redfin, who have shared it with Inman News readers. Send us your take on this proposed bill of rights to opinion@inman.com and we'll publish the most articulate of all points of view. To join Redfin in backing the bill of rights, visit www.redfin.com/rights. Preamble When we launched Redfin, we wanted to change real estate for the better. Then we realized that just about everyone in real estate wants it to be better. We all know that consumers sometimes struggle to get the full story on the house they're buying. Sometimes they worry that their agent doesn't represent their best interests, or they feel compelled to pay for services they don't want. We know that sellers often hire an agent just so other agents will show their house, and that buyers often hire an agent just to get access to agent-listed houses. To make real estate the industry we all want it to be, we ...