Welcome to the inaugural episode of Industry Relations, recorded live from Inman Connect NYC. Join Robert Hahn, Managing Partner of real estate consulting firm 7DS Associates, and Greg Robertson, Co-Founder of real estate software company W+R Studios, as they engage in frank discussions about current real estate industry topics.
This time on the podcast, Rob and Greg debate the state of the MLS, the problematic relationship between the MLS and associations, and potential systemic changes. Listen in as these industry insiders argue the critical obstacles facing the MLS – unfiltered.
Rob and Greg’s take on the problems with the current MLS system
The dichotomy between low fees and great products and services
The need to identify and address the MLS’s that don’t follow the rules
Big brokers don’t have enough power in local communities to affect change Why MLS execs deserve much credit for the tough work they do in furthering cooperation and compensation
How associations might evolve if divorced from governance of the MLS
The role of politics in local MLS boards
Making the MLS for-profit would eliminate those conflicts of interest Upstream’s potential to create chaos in the real estate data marketplace
How emerging leaders in MLS might feel about changing to a for-profit model
The broker narrative regarding the role of the MLS
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