Setting an endgame for MLS consolidation

  • Criteria should be established for determining the future endgame for MLS consolidation.
  • Enabling professionals to best serve consumers across an entire market should be the main driver.
  • Core standards for MLSs should be established, as they have been for associations.

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Why are there still so many MLSs? I’d argue it’s mainly because we don’t have the answer to other questions: How many MLSs should there be, and where are their borders? Should there be six MLSs? 30? 60? 100? One?