…For the real estate industry, the open marketplace provided by the MLS helps make home happen for MILLIONS of Americans every single year—many of whom would not be able to participate in the housing market without the MLS. This is because MLSs operate local listing marketplaces that gather property information—on an impartial basis—from all brokers and then disseminate that information—on an impartial basis—to every other area broker.

This point is critically important.

Without the MLS, information about properties available for sale and rent would be fragmented, and available primarily based on who you are and who you know…

FULL TEXT: Opinion: The Real Value of MLS: Fair and Equitable Access to Housing for All--RISMedia

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