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Real estate wiki focuses on MLS future

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An opening post at a new real estate wiki site borrows heavily from the U.S. Constitution in promoting an open discussion about the future of multiple listing services. "We the Members of the United Listing Services, in Order to form a more perfect Union, better serve our clients, and promote the sale and efficiency of the real estate markets in which we participate, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United Listing Services," according to an item at the Future of MLS Wiki site. "There are some interesting parallels to the drafting and creation of our country to this," said Michael Wurzer, creator of the wiki site and president and CEO for North Dakota-based FBS Data Systems, an MLS vendor. Wurzer also maintains the FBS blog, which focuses on MLS issues. When the nation's forefathers assembled to hash out the content of the Constitution, people of disparate mindsets and different states came together to find common and unifying principles, he noted. Various MLS regionali...