‘We’re still going to be able to serve the consumer’
Tune into an episode of NAR’s "Real Estate Today" podcast to hear from NAR President Kevin Sears on the settlement agreement and what it means for the association, its members and the industry. The episode is live at
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How do I know if I’m covered by NAR’s settlement agreement?

How do I know if I'm covered by NAR's settlement agreement?

If you are an NAR member, you are covered by the settlement if:

  • You are an independent contractor of any brokerage other than HomeServices of America or one of its affiliates.
  • You are an employee of any brokerage other than HomeServices of America or one of its affiliates or one of the defendants in the settled cases.**

If you fall into one of these categories, you are covered even if your brokerage is not.

**At World Properties, LLC; Compass, Inc.; Douglas Elliman, Inc.; Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC; eXp Realty, LLC; eXp World Holdings, Inc.; Hanna Holdings, Inc.; HomeSmart International, LLC; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Keller Williams Realty, Inc.; Real Broker, LLC; The Real Brokerage, Inc.; Realogy Holdings Corp.; Realty ONE Group, Inc.; Redfin Corporation; RE/MAX, LLC; United Real Estate; or Weichert, Realtors®

Learn more facts about the settlement at
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The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Posted by: Byron King on 04/01/24 (This information is only accurate as of 04/01/24. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 04/01/24 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at or email byron at

This information is not legal advice. This information is intended only to provide general information and may not be relied upon as specific legal guidance. Legal counsel should always be consulted before acting in reliance on this information.