Category: MLS & Associations


Musings on Defining Fundamental Problems

I was on a conference call earlier with a client discussing an upcoming strategy planning session, and one of the people raised a very interesting and a very good point. […]

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Time for a Housecleaning: Racism in Long Island Real Estate

I am alternatively furious and despondent that this post has to be written in 2019. But it has to be. In case you missed it, Newsday, the local newspaper for […]

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Pass Clear Cooperation Policy, But Address the Gaping Loophole

On Saturday, the MLS Policy Committee of NAR approved the proposed Clear Cooperation Policy (also known as MLS Policy 8.0) as written and forwarded it on to the Board of […]

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Compass and Coming Soon: Not About the Client

[EDIT: This post has been updated with responses from Compass, and my further responses to those responses.] [EDIT: I have updated the post once again, with another round of clarifications […]


The Innate Value of the MLS? Thinking Through a Podcast from Austin Board of REALTORS

Emily Chenevert, the CEO of Austin Board of REALTORS and its MLS, ACTRIS, is one of my favorite people in the industry. We have known each other for years now […]

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MLS Path Forward: Further Thoughts

Those of you who attended the CMLS annual conference in Salt Lake City have already heard the presentation that David Charron and I did at the close of Thursday. Hopefully, […]


The Issue with Brokerage We Don’t Discuss: Oligopoly or Democracy?

Over the years, I have debated the question of “the brokerage community” with people like Ken Jenny and Sam DeBord. It usually comes in the context of MLS or portals […]


The Truth About Millennials and Housing with Nicole Lopez

I’m quite excited to bring you this post, largely because it is about showcasing someone else’s work that needs showcasing. This is an interview of Nicole Lopez, the team leader/owner […]


The MLS: A Way Forward on Exclusive Inventory Strategies

In my last post on the NAR MLS Policy Statement 8.0, I wrote that offering a solution would take a few thousands more words and that I was already at […]

Makan Delrahim

[VIP] On the DOJ Statement of Interest

In case you haven’t already heard, the U.S. Department of Justice has taken the rare step of intervening in a civil case with a Statement of Interest on Behalf of […]

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