Real estate broker is not afraid

Guest perspective: Consumers should have listings access, but on whose site?

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Editor’s note: Bob Blount, CEO of RE/MAX Advantage, wrote the following perspective in response to an Inman News article, “Fear still rules real estate industry,” published on Feb. 24, 2006.

For years I’ve watched real estate brokers who feel that listing content is not a public utility be chastised as unprogressive cavemen who just don’t get it. The real issue, however, is who’s making the money, not some sanctimonious concern for the rights of the consumer.