March 19

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Is the Multiple Listing Service Irrelevant?

Is the multiple listing service irrelevant?

This is a question that more and more real estate agents and brokers are asking more and more frequently these days. But, it's really not a new issue.

In this episode of the Ken Jones Real Estate Show, I discuss the question of whether or not the Multiple Listing System (MLS) is Irrelevant. I explains the purpose of the MLS and how it's become an expensive and highly regulated entity.

I also discuss the extremely high cost of joining and maintaining membership(s) in an MLS and contrasts that to the use of free consumer websites, such as Zillow.

Data Sources Discussed:
Zillow/Trulia Website Statistics

Realtor.com Website Traffic Statistics

FEMA Flood Maps (Free)

New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards (Free)

Maricopa County Assessor's Website (Free)

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Tags

agent, listing, mls, realtor, zillow


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