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7 Northern California MLSs reciprocate lockbox key codes

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the seven MLSs that have agreed to reciprocate lockbox key codes have been sharing listings data since 2008. Members of seven multiple listing services (MLS) in Northern California that have been sharing listings data for more than three years can now access lockboxes throughout Northern California.The 60,000 combined subscribers of the seven MLSs have been able to join their MLS of choice have full access to all seven MLS systems since 2008, and that has been working well, said Jim Harrison, president and CEO of Sunnyvale-based MLSListings Inc.But if an agent wanted to access a lockbox outside of their home market, they still had to join that other MLS, pay its dues, and join that other lockbox system and pay for that as well, Harrison said.There are three different lockbox systems, but the seven MLSs and their shareholder associations have now agreed to reciprocate key codes.MLSListings, for example, has waived its requiremen...