EDITORIAL NOTE: I do not like (what I perceive as) unfair competitive practices. Period. Competition helps things get better. And I REALLY don’t like it when people try to protect themselves by legislating monopolies so that they can take advantage of the little guy. In the following editorial, I make the case for removing those obstacles from the agents in the Roanoke VA Association of REALTORS. In my opinion, the brokers and board members in this MLS have stepped over the line in giving themselves options that they are not giving the agents. IT is a long read, BUT WORTH IT.
Ok, I was researching a number of MLSs that seem to have WEIRD MLS regulations. (ones that do not seems to make sense) In the process, I googled “IDX Business Rules”. Here is what I found. [Read more…]