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Who’s the listing agent?

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct an error introduced in the editing process. NAR recommends, but does not require, that MLSs adopt rules requiring that members identify the listing broker and listing agent when displaying listings on Internet Data Exchange (IDX) websites. By LISA WAHLGRENA contingent of Austin Realtors say listing agents should be clearly identified when brokers and agents publicize each other's listings on their websites. With two of the city's prominent luxury brokers leading the charge, they've asked the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) to change current policies governing the display of Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings. An equally vocal group of ABoR members contends that promoting other brokers' listings on their websites is one thing, but promoting their agents is quite another. They object to a proposed IDX rule change that would require them to identify listing agents on the properties they showcase on their sites. Some listing broker...