Maria Patterson and Jesse Williams

Maria Patterson is the Executive Vice President and Jesse Williams is a Senior Editor for RISMedia.

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Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

COURT UPDATE: Closing Arguments Put Exclamation Mark on Burnett Trial

KANSAS CITY—Closing arguments in the landmark Burnett class action case were presented to an eight-person jury yesterday, with the possibility of a verdict that could rock the industry coming as early as today. The plaintiffs’ case hinges on convincing a jury that the major corporate brokerages conspired with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) on…

COURT UPDATE: Continued Jury Selection Delays Opening Statements in Burnett v. NAR Trial

Above: the Federal District Court of Western Missouri in Kansas City on Monday, October 16, where the Burnett vs. NAR trial is being presided over by Judge Stephen R. Bough. KANSAS CITY—The commencement of the highly anticipated Burnett vs. the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) class action trial was delayed this morning as attorneys continued…

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