The NAR Settlement and Ten Reasons Why Latino Homebuyers Will Overcome This Obstacle

This week’s big news in real estate was the settlement of the class action lawsuits directed against the National Association of Realtors (NAR)…Despite what you may have heard from the media, if the settlement is approved, this would be a modest victory for both realtors and homebuyers. The lawsuit’s deeply misguided proponents, including Steve Brobeck from the Consumer Federation of America, have been calling for an outright ban on broker cooperation. In that regard, they didn’t get what they wanted.

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Start-ups are Leveraging Nearshore Employees; Should You?

For years, large companies have been outsourcing to India and China, but the politics with China is unpredictable at best, and India has its limitations as well…However, Mexico and Latin America are just on the other side of our southern border, in the same time zone as the U.S., and with a talented and plentiful population of eager workers. There are also a number of companies that make the process of hiring a nearshore team practically turn-key.

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Ending Broker Cooperation will be Devastating for Hispanic Homeownership

This week, in a brief to the judge of a major antitrust lawsuit known as Nosalek, the U.S. Department of Justice called for decoupling buyer and seller agent representation. If the DOJ gets what it wants, it would mean that listing agents would no longer be permitted to share their commissions with agents representing buyers, and buyers would have to pay out of pocket to have an agent represent them.

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