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New group launches for independent listing agents

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The National Association of Realtors has a Code of Ethics that its 1.3 million members agree to abide by. The Association of Associates Representing Sellers (AARSTEAM), a new membership group created by the CEO of a New York real estate brokerage company, offers an alternative called the "Oath of Actions." Realtor-affiliated for-sale property information databases are known as multiple listing services, or MLSs, and millions of Realtor-listed properties are displayed at NAR-affiliated Members of AARSTEAM, as independent agents and non-Realtors who don't list properties on MLSs, post property information at the association's "PFS" ("properties for sale") search site. There are fewer than a dozen properties listed at that site, and the association's site lists two association members -- both of them work at the AARS founder's brokerage company. Russell Dickson, the CEO for Inc. and founder of the for-pr...