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Comment No.: REW-0237
Received: 10/25/2005
Organization: The Renshaw Company, REALTORS
Commenter: Renshaw, Georgette
State: TN
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: GRen107103@aol.com [mailto:GRen107103@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:59 AM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Cc: FTCDOJworkshop@realtors.org
Subject: Competition and the Real Estate Workshop,Comment,Project No.V050015

Oct. 25, 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

The MLS is a cooperative, broker-to-broker offer of cooperation and compensation that help both brokers and customers buy and sell homes. It is not a public utility, nor should it be.

The beauty of the MLS is that it allows real estate brokerages of every size to compete on a level playing field. It gives all of us access to an inventory of property listings that we are able to show and sell to our clients.

The MLS doesn't discriminate. All MLS members are treated equally, regardless of their size or their business model, and yet the rights of property owners and their listing brokers are respected. The rules of the MLS achieve a delicate balance between respecting the rights of listing brokers so they will continue to be willing to contribute their inventory of listings and permitting cooperating brokers the ability to show those listings and be assured of receiving compensation if they bring about a successful sale.

Both my husband and I earn our living full-time by selling and managing real estate.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Georgette M. Renshaw

Georgette Renshaw, ABR, CRS,e-PRO,GRI
The Renshaw Company, REALTORS
Memphis, TN 38120 800-851-6468
901-756-5299 Office 901-301-9493 Cell
GeorgetteRenshaw@AOL.COM