Friday, May 19, 2006

Pay-Per-View Going Away

In June 2006, Hampton Road's MLS, Real Estate Information Network (REIN), instituted a program which required consumers to pay for detailed information on homes for sale. This information had previously been available at no cost and the pay-per-view program alienated both the consumer and agents, as the fee was charged on all agent's individual websites, not just the MLS site.

We have been part of a group of agents fighting the REIN policy to charge consumers for information and were gratified this morning to learn that the REIN's pay-per-view is going away.

Who says you can't fight city hall...you just have to be persistent!
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Thinking of buying or selling a home? We will use the same persistence and tenacity to get you the best possible deal that we used to fight consumer fees. Contact us, 866-222-0158 #550. We are here to help!

1 Comments:

At 9:45 PM, Blogger va beyatch said...

Not only are the MLS fees going away, but the buyers are going away too! Heh.

If you really think about it, the MLS system is the only thing that keeps the realtors in business. Just as Expeida, Priceline and Orbitz did for travel agents, some website will do for realty.

Zillow had much hype, but so far it hasn't prooved that useful.

Also, if your local and bored, visit the forums at www.HRConnect.com ... It's mostly Hampton Roads residents.

 

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