NAR bans Zillow Group from its 2016 events

  • The National Association of Realtors says it has excluded Zillow Group from its events this year due to ongoing litigation between the two.
  • NAR declined to comment on whether its decision was consistent with a promise to have conference attendees "learn about the future of the real estate industry from the very people who are helping to shape it."
  • Thousands of agents are likely customers of both NAR and Zillow. NAR's leaders consider Zillow a competitor.

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MLS CEO Cameron Paine stood up at the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) midyear conference last week and asked a question that, for a moment, stunned a room of hundreds into silence: Why is operator Move Inc. — a third-party company owned by News Corp., not NAR — pitching its products to NAR members, while Zillow and are not?