WASHINGTON — Real estate trade groups the National Association of Realtors and the Council of Multiple Listing Services have decided to join forces to hash out the future of the industry. The two groups announced they had signed a cooperative agreement at NAR’s midyear conference last week.
- The National Association of Realtors and its affiliated MLSs have sometimes been at odds over the years. A new cooperative agreement between NAR and the Council of MLSs has set out to change that.
- The partnership includes adding CMLS members to NAR committees, establishing programs for "game changer" initiatives and MLS mergers, and working together on future projects that affect both NAR and MLSs.
- NAR and CMLS say they will work together for the mutual benefit of agents and brokers.