Hiding Real Estate Information From The Public

A Realtor was so upset that I displayed one photo for expired listings that they reported my website yesterday to the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

Per their rules, I have to hide expired and withdrawn listing data from the public unless they sign up with me to see it.

I was hiding the detail page with all the photos and all the details, but I did show one photo and some summary information in my search results in case it might interest someone, then they could sign up to see everything.

I don’t get why Realtors are so adamant about hiding data from buyers and sellers.

It does not benefit them in any way in my opinion.

I now have 48 hours to remove this data from public view.

The National Association of Realtors should allow buyers and sellers to see all listings without restrictions.

This is the largest purchase and sale one will make in their lifetime.

It should be against the law to hide listing data that might help consumers buy and sell a home.