Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series examining website operators who use brokerage licenses to obtain shared listing feeds from multiple listing services to generate leads for other brokerages. Part 2 looks at how MLSs are struggling to interpret whether their rules allow "paper brokerages" and fears that denying them listings could violate antitrust law. Part 3 examines whether website operators that obtain Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings are complying with MLS rules governing their display. Part 4 looks at whether widespread adoption of the paper brokerage business model would undermine participation in IDX, and the MLS system itself. “Paper brokerages” -- companies that join multiple listing services in order to access and display MLS listing data online, ...
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