SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- What's the fate of multiple listing services, if nearly half of all homes sold last year were never listed in an MLS or were listed only after a buyer had already been lined up? That's the question facing MLS executives, following the presentation at an industry conference of a study by Jonathan Green of real estate information and technology provider CoreLogic. "Normal is there's no more normal," Green, CoreLogic's vice president of real estate services, told attendees of Clareity's MLS Workshop on Friday. Last year, a study by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MLSListings Inc. concluded that "pocket listings" represented 26 percent of total home sales in some Northern California markets during the first quarter of 2013, up from 15 percent in 2012. CoreLogic's mor...
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