To many Atlanta area agents, the conversations and threads found on activerain don't often make a lot of sense. This is in large part to Atlanta being so weird in real estate--or rather unique. Atlanta is the only market in the United States where agents don't have to join Boards to get access to the local MLS. Access to the local MLS has NOTHING to do with any Board.
Over the years this has saved area agents tens of millions of dollars in unecessary Board/Association fees. This also has meant the Atlanta market has evoled very differently than any other market in the U.S. Today, Atlanta is home the largest collective of Independent Real Estate professionals. Information regarding this group can be found at; www.TheAtlantaWay.org. Facebook /theATLWay
If you have ever wondered what would happen if there were a national MLS, check out the site of these Atlanta agents. Theirs is a very different market.