NAR says the FSBO company’s press release included inaccuracies and misleading statements


There’s a fight brewing between the National Association of Realtors and Web-based company that markets the homes of independent sellers.

NAR says a press release announcing’s new service included inaccuracies and misleading statements and has asked for a retraction.

But isn't backing down. "We continue to stand by the accuracy of our press release," a company spokesman said in an email message.

From NAR:

A press release issued yesterday by contained inaccuracies and misleading statements about its ability to place unlisted for-sale-by-owner information on, the official Web site of the National Association of Realtors® operated by Move Inc.

NAR and are setting the record straight with the following clarifications:

• The settlement agreement between NAR and the Department of Justice made no provision to allow unlisted properties, such as “for-sale-by-owner,” to be posted on

• does not in any way enable home sellers to advertise their home on without broker representation. Every property on must be listed by a licensed real estate broker.

• has not authorized to resell’s Showcase Listings Enhancement package.

• There is no relationship between and

• There are no unrepresented homes on – every property on must be listed by a licensed real estate broker, and unrepresented properties would not qualify to be submitted to a REALTOR® owned and operated MLS.® has asked to issue a retraction. did not discuss in advance the statements in their press release with® nor did they request or receive permission to use the name in their press release.

A spokesman, however, insists the press release is accurate and says this section of the company’s website contains further details.