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NAR teams with Move Inc. on database

Nationwide property information project moves ahead

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National Association of Realtors officials have called upon Realtor.com operator Move Inc. to provide consulting and technology services for a proposed nationwide property information database project. The proposal has changed names several times during its evolution -- from its origins as the "Gateway" to "The Real Estate Channel," the "Library/Archive," and its latest title as the "Realtors Property Resource." Move Inc., a publicly traded company, operates Realtor.com through a contract with the National Association of Realtors. A stated goal of the Realtors Property Resource effort is to offer its members a comprehensive source of property information that is an alternative to information that is already publicly available from various third-party vendors. A May 6 white paper describing an earlier iteration of the proposed project states that there is an "information gap" between "content available to consumers and ...