No Intention to Replace MLS

On Friday November 13th, Garry Marr of The Financial Post wrote the article, "Realtors Edge Towards MLS Alternative" and, unfortunately may have given the impression that I am exploring, or in favour of, replacing the MLS system as it exists in Canada.

Let me be clear: There was never any intention on my part to indicate that what CENTURY 21 has discussed in the past with the other real estate brands would replace MLS.

I have always been, and continue to be, a supporter of organized real estate as it relates to MLS. In fact, my discussions with the other large real estate brands have indicated that we would only allow brokers who participated in organized real estate to do data sharing.

We are entering a new world of online communications and information-sharing, and we are finding our way in it. We at CENTURY 21 Canada work collaboratively, and with great respect, with the other members of organized real estate in this country, in these matters and will continue to do so.

1 Comment

  1. Joel Ives 11/19/2009 at 12:48 PM

    MLS was built by agents to give a better product for the consumer. It allows all REALTORS the ability to offer their services to their clients regardless of their office size and affiliation. Things are changing in all industries and as long as we all do what is right for the consumer while being cognitive of our business it will go on. The inaccuracies of the media sometimes will cause harm where it doesnt need to be.
    It is great to see large corporate competitors work together to discuss issues collectively that help not only their clients (franchisees, agents) but the general public that we serve.

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