NAR to consider DOJ-inspired MLS policy changes

NAR’s MLS policy committee will consider several policies related to the U.S. Department of Justice’s review of NAR at its upcoming annual meeting in early November. These include the banning the word “free” for agents advertising their services to consumers and prohibiting the ability for agents to filter listings based on agent compensation. If the committee votes to send this for a vote and the NAR board of directors passes them, the changes would go into effect on January 1, 2022 with a March 1 implementation deadline. These proposed changes are just a few of many that the industry faces, thanks to lawsuits, DOJ and FTC review and more.