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CORRECTION: The original version of this column contained errors and has been updated. Missy Stagers is a member of the executive committee for the San Antonio Board of Realtors and is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. Also, Centralized Showing Service Inc. has served Realtors in more than 60 market areas, according to company CEO Bob Faherty.Ray Larcher, president and CEO of Triangle MLS Inc. and executive vice president for the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, said a centralized showing service that the board of directors unanimously approved in 2002 has become vital for many members. "It took more than two years to get everyone on board, but if we eliminated this service today, it would cost my job," Larcher said. "It is the No. 1 performing service in our association." Centralized Showing Service Inc., the company serving the association's members, works with almost a dozen associations across the country, scheduling about 15 million showi...