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Real estate data worth paying for

Perspective: MLS has bright idea with pay-per-view service
Published on Aug 16, 2005

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Real Estate Information Network, a multiple listings service in Hampton Roads, Va., has decided to charge consumers a nominal fee to access detailed information in the MLS's database of for-sale homes. There have been some complaints, but the new service is a great idea that's well worth a fair try.

The ePass service creates a new revenue stream for the REIN and is intended to prompt more prospective home buyers to contact a Realtor earlier in their search ...