Public Hearing: Competition and Real Estate
In October 2005, the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a public forum on competition in the real estate brokerage industry featuring experts from government, business, and academia.
Government Reports and Testimony
Various government agencies and officials have issued reports and testified before Congress on the benefits to consumers of greater competition in the brokerage industry.
Real Estate Brokerage: Factors That May Affect Price Competition (PDF) - GAO Report to the House Committee on Financial Services (August 2005)
Competition in Real Estate Brokerage Services - Department of Justice Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services (July 25, 2006)
Real Estate Brokerage: Various Factors May Affect Price Competition (PDF) - GAO Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services (July 25, 2006)
Competition and the Real Estate Brokerage Industry - A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice (April 2007)