The Realtor Racket

By |2015-03-31T19:51:37-06:00March 31st, 2015|Articles|

Aug 12, 2005 Why are Governors and state legislatures enacting regulations to make buying and selling homes as expensive as possible? We ask this question because in recent weeks three normally level- headed Republican Governors -- Matt Blunt of Missouri, Rick Perry of Texas and Bob Riley of Alabama -- have signed into law legislation

DOJ launches real estate competition Website

By |2015-03-31T19:18:43-06:00March 31st, 2015|Articles|

Site features commission charts, maps, agency reports The U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division today unveiled a Web site focusing on competition in the real estate industry that features a chart detailing commission trends and maps of states that have adopted policies that can restrict consumer rebates and some forms of brokerage services. The site is

The 60 Minutes Report

By |2015-03-31T19:05:42-06:00March 31st, 2015|Articles|

May 13, 2007 60 Minutes "Chipping Away At Realtors'® Six Percent" Lesley Stahl Reports: How real estate agents' commission fees are under assault. * * * * * * * * * *  

The Texas “Minimum Service” Rule (Effective Sept. 1, 2005)

By |2015-03-31T19:02:43-06:00March 31st, 2015|Articles|

Governor Rick Perry signed the legislation that enacted this ill-advised rule. To get an idea of just how ill-advised, click here to see what the DOJ and the FTC had to say about it. The passage of this rule is just another example of special interest groups (the Realtor® trade associations) "supporting" a politician with