Proposed Change to MLS Dues Policy

In November, at the REALTORS® Conference in Chicago, the National Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee will consider a change to NAR policy to eliminate an MLS’s ability to require participation by all offices of a real estate firm (within the shareholder association’s jurisdiction) when one office of that firm participates. A companion proposal would require MLSs to provide a no-cost waiver of MLS fees, dues, and charges for licensees who do not want or use the MLS’s data and can demonstrate their subscription to another MLS. Plan now to attend the committee meeting on Nov. 4 to hear the discussion and pose questions. For a text of the policy change and a list of FAQs, visit and search for “statement 7.42.”


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