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Realtor.com going global

NAR quits ICREA as Move Inc. readies international property search

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect Move Inc.'s position that it plans to provide international search capabilities on Realtor.com in 2011, but has not committed to launching those services during the first quarter.   Realtor.com operator Move Inc. is building international property search capabilities with language translation and other tools, and plans to begin publishing property listings it receives from the National Association of Realtors' bilateral partner associations in 60 countries sometime next year.In a related development, on Nov. 1 NAR submitted its resignation to the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA), a global consortium of real estate associations, effective Dec. 31.NAR -- a founding member of ICREA 10 years ago -- says that under the terms of an agreement with Move Inc. governing the operation of Realtor.com, NAR is barred from participating either directly or indirectly in any site that displays U.S. residential properties ...

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