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WHY IS ZILLOW ALLOWED TO REPRODUCE MLS AT ALL????
As Zillow continues to reek havoc on our industry, I was wondering WHY any company, who is not a brokerage is allowed to reproduce ANY MLS?
They don't pay board fees, MLS dues or any other association dues. In what other industry can a company who is unaffiliated as a member be allowed access to it's most valuable asset? Our MLS is our most valuable asset. Accessing it is our right, as members of the club. We pay a hefty fee to be members of the club.
Why is this company allowed to swallow us alive??
I realize there is a BOX to check that allows brokers to ALLOW them access. But, truthfully, we HAVE to allow it now, as we will be the ODD MAN OUT if we don't allow it. So, this check box should NOT be allowed at all.
It needs to be a strict rule that NO outside agency or marketing company be allowed to reproduce ANY MLS service, who is NOT a brokerage! Isn't this already a RULE????
Why are we paying SO many fees to belong to NAR, and CAR, and all the MLS's, and NOW we have to pay Zillow too to market OUR listings and ourselves??!! We have let ... more
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