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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
October 24, 2005
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. I would urge that you leave the MLS system that has worked for ages alone.
Pat Long CRS GRI PMN SRES
Associate Broker/ Broker Appraiser
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower
2300 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Licensed to do business in PA
AB048548-L / BA 001328L