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    Chairman’s Message: Business Beyond Peak Season

    In real estate, there is a natural ebb and flow to the business. Peak season refers to those months where we see the greatest concentration on buying and selling in the marketplace. However, in a hot market, we see brisk activity throughout the year. Actually,  the true “dips” tend to be toward the end of […]

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    CEO’s Message: Due Diligence — First Aid for CFPB Audits

    The impending enforcement of new mortgage disclosure rules and the reinstatement of RESPA audits on November 1, by the highly activist Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), are subjects of acute concern here at MLSListings. We are actively tracking and responding to the potential threat these two issues pose for member brokerage firms. July’s seminar conducted […]

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    Chairman’s Message: The Danger of Status Quo

    In the June newsletter, I talked about the critical need to look beyond our day-to-day business activities and endeavor to stay informed about our industry and the factors that impact it. To that end, I want to call your attention to the D.A.N.G.E.R Report which is a study commissioned by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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    CEO’s Message: The CFPB is NOT a Spectator Sport

    The current MLS environment is almost reactionary as new technologies, joint ventures, data, and even new concepts of the MLS’s role and functionality are being introduced at an alarming rate. Monitoring these developments and making determinations regarding which could impact or benefit MLSListings subscribers requires constant attention. An excellent example of this phenomenon can be […]

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    Platform Update Detailed Information

    MLSListings strives to provide you with the best possible platform of services and solutions to help make you successful. Based on valuable feedback from our subscriber community, we’ve made the following enhancements to the platform: Sprint 5 Release Notes Release Date: June 29, 2015 Change History Select Print PDF will be rolled out as a […]

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    CEO’s Message: The Ones to Watch – Upstream, Broker Portal, and the Kid in the Basement

    Historically, the words, “location, location, location,” have guided the real estate industry; but today, a strong argument can be made to suggest that, “portal, portal, portal” has replaced location as a symbol of mysterious change and almost certain disruption. Forecasters and trend watchers such as Stephan Swanepoel, Jeremy Conaway, and Steve Murray have, for several […]

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