MLS alters controversial pay-per-access program

Agents can offer property details that formerly required a consumer subscription

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A regional multiple listing service in Virginia is changing the structure of a unique and controversial program that charges consumers for online access to detailed property information.

The E-Pass program, which drew criticism from a group of MLS members when it was launched in June 2005, will continue to be available on a subscription basis to consumers through the Real Estate Information Network public Web site at, though agents and brokers who are m