A different MLS model for NAR

Perspective: The 'what-if' scenario

Former National Association of Realtors president Richard Mendenhall likes innovation and change and he also likes to provoke. One way the Kansas City real estate broker has been doing this lately is by praising the Canadian MLS model: it is a non-profit, serving both consumers and the industry with a higher public purpose.

The notion is not the squirrelly thinking of a lone industry radical.