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‘California MLS’ off to rocky start

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Editor's note: this story has been corrected to note that SoCalMLS, not CARETS, has signed a non-binding statement of intent to participate in calREDD. Backers of a plan to create a statewide multiple listing service in California are downplaying the long-term impact of a decision by the Fresno Association of Realtors to put participation in the system on hold just two weeks after its launch.Fresno was one of three Realtor associations on board for the Aug. 17 launch of calREDD, a service of the California Association of Realtors' CALMLS (California MLS Inc.) subsidiary. Ten other Realtor associations are slated to start using calREDD in the coming months.But calREDD, an acronym for California Real Estate Dynamic Data, proved to be controversial when launched, with some users complaining the system's newly developed software was difficult to use and had bugs that hadn't been worked out (see story).The Fresno Association of Realtors' board of directors voted Tuesday to put participation...