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by CareyBot

Recently, I sent an email to a colleague asking about the brouhaha over agent ratings and he said, "Why don’t you write an article for your own news service and take a stand." He was right. Here is my stand: Agent data holed up in the multiple listing service should be displayed for consumers to review and analyze. Earlier this week, Keller Williams Realty took a stand, discouraging realtor.com from moving forward with its program to display agent data. I do not agree with the folks at KW, but I respect that the fast-moving company stood up and took a position. Now it is time for others to do the same -- big brokers, agents, vendors and franchises. Many individuals are expressing themselves on social media, which is fine, but we need to hear more from our industry leaders....