Competition in Real Estate

The real estate market is vibrant, healthy, and vigorously competitive. Technology innovation in the real estate industry is robust, and the notion that real estate isn’t highly competitive and listing data not readily available is unsubstantiated. To the contrary, a wealth of listing data is available to consumers and technology companies from a multitude of sources, and REALTORS® provide their clients and consumers with more real estate information today than has ever been available.

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice jointly hosted a June 5, 2018 workshop, "What’s New in Residential Real Estate Brokerage Competition," in which NAR general council Katie Johnson was among a distinguished group of panelists. NAR asserts that innovation, competitive forces, and consumer choice have never been stronger. 


The DOJ-FTC Workshop

Highlights From DOJ-FTC Workshop

Workshop on real estate competitiveness says the industry has more new business models and consumer benefits than ever before.

Citations, White Papers, and Resources on Competition

The 2008 DOJ-NAR Settlement

DOJ-NAR Settlement Agreement

NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson outlines the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and NAR.