John Wiley,  Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Makes no difference in my market. Just one MLS covering a huge area. I'd like to see a choice to not belong to the NAR and still choose which MLS I want to affiliate with.

Jun 12, 2018 06:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

That has been an option in our market if I understand your question. 

Jun 12, 2018 06:14 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I believe we have had that ability for many years, and it was a hot topic when I was on our board in 2006. I'm not sure it matters. There are too many ways outside of MLS to market properties nowadays anyway, so selecting a different MLS for whatever reason may not matter and if they're doing it to save money it's not going to be very much.

Here's an article for those who want more info:
http://realtormag.realtor.org/news-and-commentary/feature/article/2018/01/what-will-mls-choice-mean-for-you

Jun 12, 2018 06:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

NAR snatched MLS from Association. It would be nice to divorce NAR from our lives.

Jun 12, 2018 07:35 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm not sure whether we have another MLS choice in the same area.

Jun 12, 2018 07:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I don't think it makes a difference.

Jun 12, 2018 06:27 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

What are the choices?

Jun 12, 2018 06:24 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

NAR- for Never Assesses it Right. Out-of-touch & working hard at negotiating something no Agent in CT (or in many states) even cares about. There's 1 MLS here. 

Jun 12, 2018 08:19 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   No.

   We already have MLS advantage, which covers most of the State of Florida.

   There is also My Florida Regional MLS which covers 17 Boards in a huge chunk of central Florida.   I have been a member of MFRMLS before, I can join again if I wish.  I do not need NAR's permission or blessing.

Jun 12, 2018 07:43 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I work off of one, SANDICOR, so not helping me.

Jun 12, 2018 06:43 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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I have no idea what that means... so I'm going to withhold judgement.

Jun 12, 2018 06:16 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Makes no difference in our market.

Jun 12, 2018 06:10 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

It's possible that it could have a larger effect on an mls than some of the agents who opt out.

Jun 12, 2018 10:27 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Need more info to be a bkle to comment
Is it going to be possible to belong to several MLS groups for one price

Jun 12, 2018 07:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing this.

Jun 12, 2018 06:46 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

how would that benefit and not cause chaos?

Jun 12, 2018 06:23 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It will definitely benefit the Charlotte market. We are right on the state line (Charlotte IS on the state line!) and I am licensed in both states, selling a lot of real estate on the SC side. Many agents who work the SC area belong to an MLS that we have to pay an additional fee to belong to. 

So, yes, this is great news for Charlotte agents who are licensed in and serve clients both states!

Jun 12, 2018 11:48 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Wiley - good point for Fred Griffin's challenge this month. 

Jun 12, 2018 10:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It will not specifically affect me other than possible allow more participants in our MLS which could help reduce our costs.

Jun 12, 2018 08:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I think that we already have that.

Jun 12, 2018 04:48 PM
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Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

In our area the freedom choice already exists as there are 3 MLS systems that over lap our Counties, Cities and neighborhoods. You can join all 3, but must join 1 if you are a REALTOR. Non-REALTORs still have access to Florida MLS Advantage by joining FAR & NAR, not joining a local Board. Most, not all Brokers upload MLS data to MLS Advantage and the system is limited in regards flexibility when compared to the local Boards MLS systems, ( all 3 different).

Jun 12, 2018 03:36 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Depends, is it free?  More is always better when it comes to exposure for our listings.

Jun 12, 2018 01:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not see a change or a real benefit from the current. 

Jun 12, 2018 12:45 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We've had that for as long as I can remember in California.  Some use it to get around MLS photo regulations.

Jun 12, 2018 09:31 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are some changes coming in our San Diego area as a result of legal action between one Realtor Association and 3 others which includes an MLS change for my association.

Jun 12, 2018 07:27 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not sure that they can do that in each state.

 

Jun 18, 2018 09:29 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have had many merger meetings of our MLS for the Northern CO and Colorado Springs & south.

Jun 15, 2018 09:07 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Most likely no impact since we are already covered by local MLS's; those farther away are not in our "comfort" zone.

Jun 13, 2018 07:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not really.

Jun 13, 2018 06:06 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Jun 13, 2018 05:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jun 12, 2018 04:36 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nothing really new in most areas!

Jun 12, 2018 02:59 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

will not effect us 

Jun 12, 2018 09:34 AM