Happy broker, happy life

The intended consequences of shared marketplaces
  • For an MLS, a shared marketplace almost seems second nature, but we continue to buck natural order.
  • Buyers and sellers move around a lot and they look for homes based on jobs, family and wish lists -- not MLS barriers.
  • Creating a shared marketplace isn't too complicated; there is a technological solution out there that can make it happen.

To turn a popular phrase, I think it’s fair to say that all of us in the industry have learned that, if the brokers are happy, the rest of us will find harmony in the industry attainable. The problem is for too long we ignored broker frustrations for whatever reasons. Now, we want to cooperate and address those issues that upon examination make sense logically, financially and from an industry perspective.