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National MLS a ‘waste of time’

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Editor's note: The following is a collection of readers' comments found on Local MLSs can provide value to local markets MLS stakeholders take on syndication, public sites "A national (multiple listing service) is a waste of time and effort. Not to mention that having NAR or any other large organization control the lifeblood of our income is a bad idea. Just look at how has been managed since the days of the defunct Real Estate Information Network. The fact that as Realtors we belong to the largest trade group in the United States and do not own and control is beyond my comprehension. I also fail to understand why we give our data to for free and then have to pay to showcase our listings with basic info (multiple photos, contact info, etc.). "The suggestion that a small MLS (that) caters to its unique market by providing the solutions required by its local real estate agents will not survive is unfounded. A reg...