Luxury Connect
Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

The real estate industry's debate about listing syndication continues to heat up. Less than a week after a San Diego-based brokerage announced via YouTube video it would no longer display its listings on third-party websites, Philadelphia-based real estate and mortgage broker Fred Glick has posted his own video rebuttal defending listing syndication. Jim Abbott, president and managing broker of San Diego-basedĀ ARG Abbott Realty Group, last Thursday publicly announced his brokerage's decision to stop syndicating listings to third-party websites, including Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Abbott complained that the exposure listings receive on third-party sites was of little benefit to the firm's clients. The sites "act as middlemen and post our valuable listing data alongside the c...