'It's sort of a free-for-all,' one speaker said at Tuesday's Council of Multiple Listing Services event in Washington, DC. 'We have people coming in and looting in the industry.'
The real estate giant balked at Upstream's 'unreasonable restrictions' on listing data and CAR's 'refusal to negotiate'
Real estate trade group condemns tech giant for the same practices its member agents and brokers engage in
The final date to submit comments on the industry's competitiveness to the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission is Tuesday
Daniel Castro of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and Scott Petronis of eXp Realty hashed out what open data means in real estate last week at ICSF
MLSs also request FTC and DOJ not use them to publicize commission rates
Panels covered listing data tech, brokerage business models and government regulations
Other topics from the morning panel included iBuyers and how portals are changing the industry
The FTC and DOJ are convening bigwigs from Zillow, Redfin and more to evaluate the state of listings and competition. The findings could shape the industry's future
Sessions' no. 2 Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim hinted that the ban may be addressed at an upcoming real estate competition workshop
Hotly-anticipated workshop to focus on tech changes, panelists include Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and Zillow CFO Kathleen Philips
NAR's Melanie Wyne and industry attorney Mitch Skinner discuss federal regulators' concerns ahead of June real estate competition workshop
A white paper published last month has the trade group and tech company both supporting the current MLS structure, though for different reasons
Federal regulators will live stream event, public is invited to weigh in on antitrust with comments now