Field Guide to Antitrust

(Updated January 2016)

A little competition is a good thing, right? Learn why awareness of antitrust issues is important for real estate professionals, along with information on avoiding antitrust problems. This field guide provides guidance for brokers and associations, articles, and books about this essential legal issue and updates on the Department of Justice case against NAR. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

E - EBSCO articles available for NAR members only. Password can be found on the EBSCO Access Information page.

NAR's Antitru​st Products

Antitrust Pocket Guide for REALTORS® and REALTOR®—Associates - Item # 126-1093

Antitrust and Real Estate: Compliance Guide for Association and Board Leadership - Item # 126-1094

Antitrust and Real Estate Video—DVD Format - Item # 126-1089D

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Antitrust Basics

Competition in real estate: questions and answers, (United States Department of Justice, July 2, 2015).

Window to the law: Antitrust for real estate professionals,  (National Association of REALTORS®, 2014).

FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws, (Federal Trade Commission, n.d.).

Antitrust Risk Management Tool for Brokerages, (Risk Management Committee, National Association of REALTORS®).

Antitrust and the Law

Commissions vulnerable to antitrust, (National Association of REALTORS®, Oct. 20, 2015).

Antitrust claim against NAR dismissed, (Daily Real Estate News, REALTOR® Magazine, July 8, 2015).

Antitrust Highlights: 3Q 2014, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2014).

Five antitrust concerns for real-estate professionals, (The Antitrust Attorney Blog, Jan. 28, 2014).

Website’s antitrust suit challenges practices of Minnesota’s real-estate agents, (MinnPost, Sept. 12, 2013).

Neighborcity antitrust claim against NAR dismissed,  (REALTOR® AE Magazine, July 30, 2013).

Antitrust and REALTOR® Associations

Antitrust Risk Management Tool for Real Estate Brokerages, (National Association of REALTORS®, n.d.)

MLS may restrict use to members, (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 2006).

Antitrust considerations under the Board of Choice policy, (National Association of REALTORS®, Letter of the Law, 1994).

Books, eBooks & Other Resources

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Antitrust Law (Adobe eReader)

The New Handshake, (Adobe PDF eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Antitrust and real estate, (Chicago, IL: National Association of REALTORS®: 2005).

Field Guides & More

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Field Guide to Agency Disclosure

Information Services Blog

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