|Organization:||First Team Real Estate|
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.
First Team Real Estate