NYC Web portal draws fire from some brokers

Petition calls for more discussion, general vote

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A group of brokers is protesting the process through which the Real Estate Board of New York trade group approved a public home-search Web portal, and is calling for more discussions and a general vote of all brokerage-company members.

In a petition that the brokers’ group plans to submit to REBNY this week, the group states that the portal “appears to serve only the interests of the largest member firms” and that the decision to launch the portal “was neither transparent nor democratic.”

Also, the petition calls upon the REBNY