2 San Francisco-area associations consider merger

Members to decide after boards review feasibility

Two San Francisco Bay Area multiple listing services — which were earlier involved in a major Northern California MLS consolidation plan — are exploring the possibility of a merger.

The Bay East Association of Realtors and Contra Costa Association of Realtors, which have a combined membership of about 8,000 Realtors and affiliates, on Monday announced that they will conduct a "due diligence analysis to determine the feasibility and scope of a merger" over the next few months.