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From: SKwok@cashin.com [mailto:SKwok@cashin.com]
October 21, 2005
US Department of Justice
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. We realtors pay for the privilege of using the MLS. Why should we share this with the public? The beauty of the MLS is that it allows real estate brokerages to complete 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.
Sally Kwok - Broker Associate