Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media?

Some warnings go too far -- but agents are better safe than sorry
  • Do not collude with your competitors to fix prices.
  • If you talk about commissions, be careful what you say.
  • "Better safe than sorry" is sometimes the best policy.

“You are NOT allowed to discuss commissions,” a Realtor recently wrote in a popular Facebook group. “It is against the Sherman Antitrust Act.” Many agents believe some version of that amateur legal warning to be true. But in most cases, it is not.