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Comment No.: REW-0213
Received: 10/24/2005
Organization: RE/MAX Allegiance - The MCL Group LLC
Commenter: Lodge, George
State: VA
Attachments: Letter (10/26/2005)


Comments:

From: georgew@cox.net [mailto:georgew@cox.net]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 5:16 PM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Subject: Competition and the Real Estate Workshop"

Project No. V050015 (Also Attached Letter)

From my perspective, the new policy is a win-win for consumers and REALTORSR.

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 REALTORSR because it gives us the right to control where our listings are displayed on the Internet.

George W. Lodge
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Phone: 571-217-5981
Fax: 866-463-2157

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