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NAR poised to close one front on war with regulators

Guest perspective: 'Exclusive agency' squabbles waste everyone's time
Published on Nov 6, 2006

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"When we came back from the war the banners and flags hung on everyone's door
we danced and we sang in the street and the church bells rang..." -Pink Floyd, "The Hero's Return"

The National Association of Realtors is poised to resolve what has been one of the least meaningful of federal regulators' beefs with organized real estate: squabbles over whether multiple listing services can withhold so-called "exclusive agency" listings from advertising sites such as IDX and, while sharing the predominant "exclusive-right-to-sell" li ...