Excluding Brokers from the MLS Harms Consumers

Internet real estate listing on computer screen: Link to Anticompetitive MLS Rules

Real estate brokers must have access to their local multiple listing service (MLS) to compete effectively. Because brokers usually set the rules for each others' participation in the MLS, it is possible for one dominant group of brokers to establish rules that disfavor other brokers who compete in a manner they dislike.

 

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Updated July 2, 2015