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Public Hearing: Competition and Real Estate, Selected Public Comments

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.

Selected Public Comments

This page provides selected comments submitted by the public. These comments also appear on the All Public Comments page.

AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies (Hahn, Robert)
American Bankers Association (McLaughlin, James)
The American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance and the American Homeowners Foundation (Hahn, Bruce)
BuySelf Realty, Inc. (Hepp, Albert)
Cendant Real Estate Franchise Group (Perriello, Alex)
Century 21 Real Estate LLC (Kunz, Thomas R.)
Congress Realty, Inc. (Anonymous), Berkeley (Sambrotto, Colby)
Fred R. Schneider, Real Estate Counseling (Schneider, Fred)
Gilstrap, Sammie
Intellitech Consulting Enterprises, Inc. (Hanlon, William)
LendingTree, LLC (Henderson, Philip)
Long & Foster Real Estate - Alexandria/Kingstowne Office (Wharton, Steve)
Nadel, Mark
National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (Early, Thomas A.)
National Association of REALTORS (Stevens, Thomas M.)
National Association of REALTORS (Yun, Lawrence)
National Bureau of Economic Research (Hsieh, Chang-Tai)
Open House Realty (Moore, Michael)
Raddatz Law Firm, PLLC (Raddatz, Mark)
Real Estate Agents for Real Agency (Meyer, Fred)
Relocation Advisors Group, Inc. (Hauser, Richard)
RE/MAX International, Inc. (Lewis, Geoff)
Texas Discount Realty (Farmer, Aaron)
Thorburn, Wayne
TW Shortt Realty (Shortt, Terry)
University of California, Berkeley (Hsieh, Chang-Tai) Realtors (Whited, Larry)

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Updated August 22, 2023