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Field Guide to Antitrust

(Updated January 2014)

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)


NAR'S Antitrust 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

Order online or call Information Central at 800-874-6500 to place your order.


Antitrust Basics

FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws, (Federal Trade Commission, Jan. 6, 2010).

Housing counsel: there is competition between real estate companies, (Realty Times, June 11, 2007).

The rough and tumble of real estate, (REALTOR® Magazine, Sept. 2006).

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

Antitrust and the real estate brokerage firm, (National Association of REALTORS® Legal Affairs, 2002).


Antitrust and the Law

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).

No conspiracy against discount firm, (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2011).

Understanding antitrust, (Florida REALTOR® Magazine, Nov. 2006).


Antitrust and REALTOR® Associations

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

eBooks.realtor.org

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 Central. 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 Central at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

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

Field Guides & More

These field guides and other resources in the Virtual Library may also be of interest:

Field Guide to Agency Disclosure

InfoCentral Blog


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