ZeroBrokerFees.com was started by Ed Williams and Frank Mackay-Smith, former mortgage lenders who quickly recognized the power of the Internet to transform real-estate transactions. After earning their stripes at another for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) website, Williams and Mackay-Smith struck out on their own with a business plan geared towards working with discount brokers in addition to providing traditional FSBO advertising.

Williams and Mackay-Smith believe they have struck the perfect combination of do-it-yourself firepower combined with a broad support network of friends in the discount brokerage field.  Consumers seem to be responding.  In its inaugural year, the small business grossed annual revenues of more than $110,000.

  • June 13, 2006    |   First Amendment

    New Hampshire Free Speech

    Battling the Real Estate Establishment: New Hampshire’s Free Speech Rights Not For Sale

    This is the question the Institute for Justice seeks to answer with a federal court lawsuit filed on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in U.S. District Court in Concord.  It challenges New Hampshire’s onerous licensing regime on behalf of ZeroBrokerFees.com, an Internet real estate advertising company.  Current State law requires Internet advertising companies like ZeroBrokerFees.com to…

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