DOJ and NAR settle commissions antitrust lawsuit

In requiring buyers’ agent commissions be made widely available to buyers, the settlement opens the door to increased negotiation and discussion between buyers’ agents and their clients around compensation. The full repercussions might not be realized for some time, as, of course, the industry still faces two large class-action lawsuits related to the industry’s commission structure. We may see brokerage models emerge that focus more on providing discounts to buyers.