The NAR Lawsuit

How has it changed Tulsa Real Estate?

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NAR Settlement Information

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The National Association of Realtors recently settled a real estate lawsuit that impacts how you buy a home in Tulsa. The NAR settlement provides new guidelines for real estate buyers and brokers everywhere, and understanding the NAR lawsuit benefits you. Watch our video above to hear Paul Wheeler explain the NAR ruling, and how it adds transparency to the next real estate commission you pay.

Paul Wheeler's Team at Accent Realtors has been Tulsa's trusted real estate brokerage for over thirty years. Since 1992, we have handled thousands of real estate transactions, turning the ups and downs of the Tulsa real estate market into a consistent, stress-free experience. We are ready to apply our expertise as NAR realtors to your home sale or home purchase.

If you want to buy a property or sell your house in Tulsa, but have questions about buyer's agreements or NAR association clarifications to the realtor commission, don't hesitate. Contact us today. We are experts in simplifying the real estate process.

Read the NAR Settlement Overview


Changes to Commissions

  • The NAR ruling has changed where listing agents can offer compensation to a buyer's broker. NAR has agreed to put in place a new rule prohibiting offers of compensation on the MLS.
  • There will continue to be many ways in which buyer brokers could be compensated, including through offers of compensation communicated off MLS... but using the MLS to communicate offers of compensation would no longer be an option.
  • The types of compensation available for buyer brokers would continue to take multiple forms, depending on broker-consumer negotiations, including but not limited to:

    -- Fixed-fee commission paid directly by consumers

    -- Portion of the listing brokers compensation

This change will go into effect in mid-July, 2024, pending appeal by NAR.

Changes to Agreements

  • The settlement provides that MLS participants working with buyers must enter into written agreements with those buyers before touring a home.
  • NAR has long encouraged its members to use written agreements because they help consumers understand exactly what services and value will be provided, and for how much.

This change will go into effect in mid-July, 2024, pending appeal by NAR.

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