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Colorado MLS adopts BIG technology that could allow it to take back control of listings

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Another multiple listing service -- Aspen-Glenwood Springs MLS, a 940-member MLS in Colorado's Rocky Mountains -- has brought on board technology developed by Bridge Interactive Group (BIG) that MLSs can use to take back control of the distribution of listings to third-party sites like Zillow, Trulia and Homes.com. Last month, North Alabama MLS made waves by announcing that instead of outsourcing distribution to syndication platforms like ListHub and Point2 -- as hundreds of other MLSs do -- it would use BIG's software to take charge of the distribution of more than 14,300 listings its members represent. The Aspen-Glenwood Springs MLS, run jointly by two Realtor associations, has not yet made a decision to stop distributing its listings through its current syndication partner, ListHub, said Suzanne Frazier, the MLS's executive vice president. But, Frazier said, Aspen-Glenwood Springs MLS will "probably look at it down the road." Before making a decision of whether to drop L...