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Online listing formula ‘inherently wrong’

Guest perspective: Consumers going local, not national

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Editor's note: The Inman News perspective, "A different MLS model for NAR," opened a "what if" discussion over what to do with the national MLS database that Homestore in partnership with the National Association of Realtors has put together on the Web over the last six years. The article explored the notion of creating a non-profit, national MLS model. Dirk Knudsen, a broker/owner in Beaverton, Ore., wrote the following comments in response to the idea. The primary purpose of the National Association of Realtors is to promote the business of the hard-working Realtors that spend their evenings and weekends out chasing down new business. They clearly have not to-date done that. The NAR management is much like the political process we have in place in which senators pander to special interest groups and totally forget the little guy back home that pays all of his taxes and hopes for a better future. Add to that the fact that Homestore has repeatedly benefited from our data and not inclu...