Industry experts sound off on top real estate data issues in 2012

Listings syndication to remain controversial

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The coming year will see an increased scrutiny of the value of real estate listings syndication; a renewed debate around broker control of listings data and its distribution channels; and a rising demand among consumers and real estate professionals for higher-quality data, according to more than a dozen industry experts contacted by Inman News.

A coming wave of syndication withdrawals?

In November, HomeServices of America subsidiary Edina Realty Inc. announced plans to pull listings from Trulia and Realtor.com, reigniting a debate over the pros and cons of syndicating listings to third-party sites.