Does the MLS limit progress?

Two sides of one heated debate hashed out the question. Who won?
  • Are MLSs innovative? One side says no -- too much red tape and bureaucracy.
  • The other side said yes -- they create the structure through which innovation can take place.

NEW YORK — What’s an Oxford-style debate? It’s a competitive debate format featuring opposing sides with a clear winner chosen at the end. And at Inman Connect New York, the two sides of this particular Oxford-style debate examined whether MLSs limit progress. (Moderator David Charron, CEO at MRIS, wanted to name the debate, “Does the MLS kill progress?” However, he was overruled.)