Our local Rabun County Board of Realtors just passed a vote to change to Georgia MLS.
Till now we have had or own local system. The thought was only we could list the properties in our county in the MLS system so listing with a local agent was the only sensible solution for a seller.
We thought it a little irresponsible for an agent from another area to list because the local agents would not see it on our MLS system. Of course, I still believe it makes more sense to list with an agent that lives in the area of your property for sale, but sellers do have a choice.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out but it could open the market both ways in a positive manner.
When the market saw a slow down we saw more traffic from out of town agents bringing in customers to show property in our area but needing the local agent for all of the information.
My guess is when an agents own market recovers they again will be happy to send a client for a referral.
Lets just remember we are all in this together.
Is anyone else seeing their local MLS systems go away?