‘Sudden’ reversal, mid-storm, Anywhere: Inman’s Top 5

Publish Date: October 13, 2023

Written by Dani Vanderboegh

- Originally published at Inman News - Dani Vanderboegh

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In announcing the details of its settlement in the bombshell commission suits, the franchisor said that agents and brokerages would “have the freedom to set and/or negotiate commissions as they see fit.”

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An attorney for the Sitzer/Burnett homeseller plaintiffs calls the change a “stunning admission of guilt” on the eve of a class-action trial set to start Oct. 16.

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Among the proposed changes, Anywhere said its company-owned brokerages, franchisees and affiliated agents will no longer be required to belong to the National Association of Realtors.

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