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NationalMLS.com and NationalMLS.org domains up for sale

NAR or an industry disruptor is an "obvious buyer," says seller
  • The domain names NationalMLS.com and NationalMLS.org are available for a combined minimum bid of $500,000.

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After a number of inquiries, the owner of NationalMLS.com and NationalMLS.org has decided to place both domain names up for sale as a package for a minimum bid amount of $500,000. “This is an idea for someone who is a huge disrupter or an incumbent -- a group that is trying to build a national MLS, for instance,” said domain owner Mark Saavedra, who has been in the real estate tech business for about 20 years. He thinks the National Association of Realtors might be an obvious buyer. "I think real estate technology is going to heat up with some new entrants in 2016 because of Zillow, News Corp.'s purchase of Move Inc., which licenses realtor.com from the National Association of Realtors, the creation of the Broker Public Portal, the Upstream initiative and NAR's influence on a national MLS," he said. "I mean, if you are the National Association of Realtors, shouldn't you make sure to have a hand in the national MLS, which is inevitable?" said Saavedra. He pointed ...