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Women's Council of REALTORS®

Women's Council of REALTORS®

The Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) is a nationwide community of more than 18,000 real estate professionals.

http://www.wcr.org/

  • Friction escalates regarding association/MLS-owned consumer-facing websites.

  • The MLS process is at risk of becoming obsolete if the real estate listing and transactional order is changed.

  • Today’s rapidly transitioning marketplace becomes a growing source of controversy between brokerage operations: big versus small, franchise versus independent, local versus regional, branded versus unbranded, and 100 percent versus traditional.

  • Off-MLS Listings (pocket listings), and/or the availability of pre-MLS listings on major portals and MLS organizations becomes common practice.

  • Lawsuits and other legal actions undertaken by “Patent Trolls” pursuing questionable patent rights could cause economic and innovative instability in the industry.

  • Cyber criminals could attack the industry, breach the MLS, and cause disruption.

  • Driven by technology advances, the pre-Internet local MLS model is dated and consolidation is a logical step.

  • If not enforced, or if sub-contracted by another association, the standards will be another exercise in futility.

  • In Context
  • The MLS movement hasn’t thought through what a post REALTOR®-owned MLS might look like or how it would operate.

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