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Real Estate Hearing: Panelist Submissions

Hearing Information

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. For more information, see the hearing information page.

Panelist Submissions

Thomas A. Early, National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents
Competition Policy and the Real Estate Industry

Aaron Farmer, Texas Discount Realty
Workshop presentation

Robert W. Hahn, AEI-Brookings Joint Center
Bringing More Competition to Real Estate Brokerage

Philip Henderson, LendingTree, LLC
Rebates: Good for Consumers, Good for Brokers

Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of California
Can Free Entry Be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry

Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of California
The Tragedy of the Commission

Thomas R. Kunz, Century 21 Real Estate
Workshop remarks

Geoff Lewis, RE/MAX International, Inc.
Competition in the Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry

Alexander Perriello, Cendant Real Estate Franchise Group
Workshop remarks

Colby Sambrotto, ForSaleByOwner.com
Workshop presentation

Wayne Thorburn, Texas Real Estate Commission
Public and Private Restraints to Alternative Business Models for Consumers

Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS
Real Estate Brokerage Industry: Structure-Conduct-Performance


Updated July 23, 2015

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