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Comment No.: REW-0188
Received: 10/24/2005
Organization: Exit Chain O' Lakes Realty-WinterWood Properties
Commenter: Edwards, Bob
State: MI
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: redwards49@msn.com [mailto:redwards49@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 9:32 AM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Cc: FTCDOJworkshop@realtors.org
Subject:

1. From my perspective, the new policy is a win-win for consumers and REALTORS®.

It works for consumers because it gives home sellers a choice whether to permit marketing of their property on the Internet and in selecting an MLS member with whom they want to work. It allows them to "opt-in" and have their property displayed on other brokers' Web sites even if they are working with a broker who does not participate in sharing his listings for display by his competitors. And it works for REALTORS® because it gives us the right to control where our listings are displayed on the Internet.

Sincerely


Bob Edwards
Exit Chain O' Lakes Realty-WinterWood Properties
231-350-2100
www.exitbellaire.com
www.winterwoodlodge.com