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Comment No.:REW-0364
Received:11/15/2005
Organization:First Team Real Estate
Commenter:Lockwood, Candi
State:CA
Attachments:None


Comments:

From: Candi1st@aol.com [mailto:Candi1st@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:08 AM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Subject: Real Estate Is VERY Competitive & the MLS

To whom it may concern:
The MLS should be for broker-to-broker, to offer cooperation and compensation that helps both brokers and clients to buy and sell homes. It is should not be a public utility.
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 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.
Thank you,
Candi Lockwood
(949)633-4663
First Team Real Estate