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News Quiz: Test your knowledge of real estate's biggest stories of 2021

Real estate in 2021 was "weird, wild and always unpredictable," as Inman's Jim Dalrymple wrote in December. Major acquisitions, minor spats, momentary implosions and all-out brawls were the name of the game in a year that couldn't quite shake a ghastly pandemic. As the year wraps up, test your knowledge of the biggest real estate stories of the past 12 months.
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This real estate search portal recently announced it would not display crime data on its website.
All of the above. Redfin, Trulia and realtor.com have all vowed to not use crime data going forward. Read the story here.
In July, the U.S. Department of Justice pulled out of a proposed settlement with this real estate organization.
The National Association of Realtors. In July, the U.S. Department of Justice pulled out of a proposed settlement with the National Association of Realtors in order to broaden its investigation into the trade group’s rules. Read the story here.
In February, after Josh Team announced on Facebook he was leaving Keller Williams, this executive replaced him as its president.
Marc King. Marc King was appointed to take the reins as president of Keller Williams Realty International. King’s ascension from the co-director of growth to the top role overseeing the franchisor’s residential real estate business came hours after outgoing President Josh Team announced his departure on Facebook. Read the story here.
In February, Zillow announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire this real estate showing management and market analytics company.
ShowingTime. Zillow announced in February that it had entered into an agreement to acquire real estate showing management and market analytics company ShowingTime for $500 million. Read the story here.
In June, well-known business coach Dave Ramsey and his company told this brokerage’s agents that they would no longer work with them unless they switched to another brokerage.
EXp Realty. Well-known business coach Dave Ramsey and his company went on the offensive against eXp Realty, telling the firm’s agents over the summer that they will no longer work with them unless they switch to another brokerage. Read the story here.
In November, Zillow shut down which of these programs?
None of the above. Just weeks after it paused new iBuying, Zillow in November made the startling announcement that it planned to shut down Zillow Offers altogether. Read the story here.
In 2021, this real estate company went public without the help of a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.
Compass. Compass officially announced in January it confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. The company appeared to be going the IPO route, filing an S-1 document with the SEC, rather than merging with a special purpose acquisition company that’s already publicly traded. Read the story here.
It was during this convention in December that a massive brawl broke out among mortgage lenders in Atlantic City.

The Triple Play Realtor Convention and Trade Expo. Read the story.

In November, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors approved several multiple listing service policy proposals, including:
All of the above. The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors approved several multiple listing service policy proposals, including one that requires MLS to allow brokers and agents to display buyer broker commissions. Read the story here.
In May, after a seven-month legal battle between the Alabama Association of Realtors and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Judge Dabney L. Friedrich vacated this controversial national mandate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national eviction ban. Judge Friedrich vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction ban in May following a seven-month legal battle between the Alabama Association of Realtors and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Read the story here.
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