An email from CoStar CEO Andy Florance on November 20 addresses false statements made by Realtor.com senior vice president Bob Evans at the NAR NXT opening party. He also reveals anti-Realtor bias in Realtor.com and the Wall Street Journal.
A class-action antitrust lawsuit, known as the Phillips suit, has been filed by home sellers in Georgia, targeting both local and national real estate companies, including the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
This week in BAM brings a BAMx Black Friday sale, lawsuit updates, winning mindset strategy, strategic partnerships with assisted living communities, Thanksgiving content ideas, a guide to Flodesk forms, and why branding colors matter.
An injunction in the Sitzer/Burnett commission lawsuit is not expected until next spring (2024), allowing time for post-trial motions and a final judgment. Meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Keller Williams are bulking up their lawyer bench.
This week in BAM brings more lawsuits against real estate companies, the BAM Lawsuit Tracker, open house ideas, dos and don’ts for getting business, 15 Instagram hooks, a new BAM webinar, repurposing old content, ranking on Google Maps, and much more.
Calling NAR out as the “creator of the conspiracy,” a home builder and magazine publisher are suing Texas Realtor associations and 20+ brokerages and seeking class action certification on behalf of all home sellers in Texas between 1/1/2021 and 3/29/23.
This week in BAM brings news of the biggest commission lawsuit yet, an 11-point plan for real estate agents, NAR HR Chief Donna Gland’s departure, how to get 19 pieces of content from one listing, the best social media platform for agents, and much more.
Two more copycat lawsuits were filed this week, a week after the Sitzer/Burnett jury reached a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs. The Burton complaint was filed in South Carolina, and the March complaint is targeting REBNY and real estate companies in Manhattan.
NAR introduced a state flood disclosure tracker, developed with the Legal Research Center, which provides a comprehensive understanding of existing flood-related disclosure forms and requirements across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Tracy Kasper, president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) posted a video on November 7th addressing the Sitzer/Burnett verdict, what it means for real estate agents, and what Realtors should tell clients who ask about the verdict or lawsuits.
A new lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court on November 2nd on behalf of home buyers alleging the defendants—Compass, eXp, Redfin, and Douglas Elliman, among others—have caused buyers “to pay inflated prices for the homes they purchase, and to receive reduced quality broker services.”
On the day Bob Goldberg stepped down as NAR CEO, Byron Lazine hosted a special Hot Sheet livestream. Jason Haber called in and revealed the most commented-on New York Times article on October 31 was about the real estate industry.
This week in BAM (Oct 30–Nov 3) covered the Sitzer/Burnett verdict, Bob Goldberg stepping down, Zillow acquiring Follow Up Boss, Anywhere partnering with RealScout, a Krys Benyamein webinar, and a BAMx mastermind hosted by Byron Lazine.