Realtor Group Tells 9th Circ. Listing Rules Boost Competition

Law360 (July 27, 2021, 8:32 PM EDT) — The National Association of Realtors has told the Ninth Circuit that antitrust laws are meant to protect consumers, not competitors like the real estate listing website challenging a rule the association says makes more properties available.

The trade group for realtors filed an answering brief on Monday defending its rule that requires members to post a property on a NAR-affiliated multiple listing service, or MLS, within one day of doing any private marketing or using another listing service.

The LLC, which operates a website for so-called pocket listings that appear outside the NAR system, is looking to revive its case…

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