[photopress:Godfather.jpg,thumb,alignright]Sellsius has the right point, but the wrong Godfather.
The Godfather of the people outside of “The Family” is the local State Real Estate Commission, appointed in most cases by the Governor of each state, and the protections for the people are in the licensing laws of each state.
The Godfather of the Realtors, the people inside “The Family”, is NAR and WAR and SKCAR and their counterparts around the country.
So in Mafiaoso-speak, Marlon Brando (in the Sellsius article) is the head of “the bosses” and Al Pacino is the Godfather of “the neighborhood”. (To be really accurate, I’d have to switch over to Sopranos…so I took a little license there, for the benefit of the non-purists, on the analogy.)
Point being, DOJ against NAR may help the Banks, more than the people, and local Departments of Licensing, and Real Estate Commissions, etc…make changes to affect the public at large. There are ripples to each that affect both…
but don’t go to the wrong Godfather on the day of his daughter’s wedding, or you may get the wrong wish granted, or no wish granted at all! For those not tuned in to “mafioso-speak”, it’s called “Barking up the Wrong Tree” 🙂