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Local Realtor association considers sale of its MLS

Leaders discuss possible privately owned listing service

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A Realtor association in New York is considering whether to sell its association-owned Central New York multiple listing service to establish a privately owned MLS. The Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors discussed the "proposed sale/dissolution of the MLS" at a general membership meeting Wednesday. "There was a discussion at the membership meeting but the issue has been tabled," said Lynnore Fetyko, CEO for the association. "I'm not sure when the issue may come back on the table." The association and its MLS, the Central New York Information Service, have an estimated 1,300 members, Fetyko said. Also at the meeting, association members elected three new directors. Fetyko said Michael Asterino of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, Laurie Omans of Prudential First Properties and Mark Haws of RE/MAX Masters were elected as new directors, to be installed in January. Fetyko on Friday refused to provide a complete list of board members' names–she said she was awaiting approval fr...