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Poll: MLSs undecided on RPR

Size of multiple listing service not a factor in desire to participate

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A poll of 242 executives at multiple listing services by Clareity Consulting shows most are undecided about whether to participate in a national property database being constructed by the National Association of Realtors.Nearly one in five (17.4 percent) MLS executives said they would very likely or definitely participate in the Realtors Property Resource (RPR) database, while 25.2 percent said it was very likely or definite that they would not participate. The remaining 57.4 percent said they were unsure or undecided.Only five MLSs responding to the Clareity Consulting survey said they were definitely on board. The survey, taken in February, was part of a larger MLS vendor customer satisfaction study, allowing Clareity Consulting to cross-tabulate attitudes toward RPR with MLS characteristics.Surprisingly, there was no correlation between the size of an MLS and its interest or lack of interest in participating in RPR. Some industry observers have speculated that large MLSs might be le...