Realtors protest erasing listings from public MLS site

Cincinnati MLS plans to end home listings display Jan. 1

A group of Realtors in Cincinnati is fighting a recent decision by the Greater Cincinnati Multiple Listing Service to eliminate public access to home listings on the MLS Web site starting Jan. 1. The group says the move is a loss for consumers and smaller brokerages that rely on the exposure they receive from the site.

At the center of the controversy is the online display of listings information.