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Comment No.: REW-0216
Received: 10/24/2005
Organization: Star Real Estate
Commenter: Lightman, Kris
State: CA
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: Joe@ABetterHome.com [mailto:Joe@ABetterHome.com]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 6:04 PM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Cc: FTCDOJworkshop@realtors.org
Subject: Competition and the Real Estate Workshop" -- Comment

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.

The government should not be dictating the marketing structure for real estate. Stock brokers and banks are dictated in what manner they will be responsible for selling their clients' wares. This allows the best of both worlds, for both the client(whose the most important) as well for the licensed entrepreneur.

If you have further questions or comments, I may be contacted directly at KrisHYPERLINK "BLOCKED::mailto:Joe@ABetterHome.com"@ABetterHome.com 714-378-0909

Kris Lightman,

Real Estate Licensed Broker, REALTOR