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Full-service vs. limited-service debate heats up

Forum draws hundreds of attendees

ORLANDO, Fla.–There is some unsettled business between full-service brokerages and limited-service brokerages. The various sides don't always see things the same way, and getting all sides to cooperate in the traditional ways can be impossible or at least more complicated in some cases. Today, hundreds of Realtors and other industry professionals discussed the major issues, vented frustrations, and deliberated the next course of action in working out the kinks between full-service brokers and those brokers who are "Multiple Listing Service-entry-only" brokers, or brokers that list properties but do not offer full services. The forum, titled, "Full Service and Limited Service Brokers: The Legal Challenges of Working Together," featured nine panelists and a moderator. The forum was a part of the National Association of Realtors annual conference, held this year in Orlando. Steve Casper, moderator for the forum, said the topic is definitely an important issue for the associatio...