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Iowa Realty won't pay commission splits to rival's agents

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A HomeServices of America Inc. brokerage in Iowa is refusing to split commissions with buyer’s agents at a competing brokerage, and is paying reduced commissions to agents at another.

The move by Des Moines-based Iowa Realty has raised eyebrows, but does not violate local Realtor association or multiple listing service (MLS) rules, those involved say.