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National MLS Survey … is the ball is in NAR’s court?


I received the following Sunday night via email:

Should there be a National MLS?

This has been a hot topic in the real estate grapevine.  Is it a good idea?
Is one on the way? Will such a thing work?

If you have ever felt frustrated by the fees imposed by your local MLS and associations we ask that you please visit the following website.
Please take a few seconds to answer just 4 simple questions.  Things CAN change and this is the first step.

Thank you.

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So I am asking, what do you think? 

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Sock Puppet

    May 29, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    What was that link meant to be to?

    As far as I know NAR is cooking up a National MLS. What that turns out to be, I guess we’ll have to see.


  2. B. R.

    May 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    I am not posting the link because I’ve yet to actually link it to NAR or our local board. I’ll let you know tomorrow.

    I am more curious about feelings on the subject- what would be the point, what would we want it to look like or functionality. I personally think it is a no-brainer if we as an associtaion want to compete. But I’m curious what my peers think.

  3. John Lockwood

    June 6, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Mr. X says an emphatic no. I’ve barely gotten through hacking the local MLS! 🙂

  4. B. R.

    June 6, 2007 at 9:59 pm


  5. Michael Wurzer

    June 15, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    I’m pretty sure this isn’t from NAR. I wrote about it on my blog a few weeks back and then followed up on it based on some comments pointing to an agent in Florida.

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