The Truth Behind the NAR Settlement and What it REALLY Means. We will tell you the down and dirty of the settlement agreement from the lawsuit filed against NAR concerning advertising buyer agent fees offered by the seller in lieu of bringing a bona fide offer from their buyer. The Multiple Listing Services (MLS) through the National Association of Realtors will no longer be able to publicly advertise that a seller is willing to pay a buyer’s agent for presenting an offer and closing on an agent’s listing beginning in mid-July. Expect to see platforms, websites, and Facebook groups to organize which sellers’ properties are offering buyer agent fees to attract more buyer agents to their properties.