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James Kimmons

NAR likely to cede social media listings policy to MLSs | Inman News

By November 11, 2012

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NAR likely to cede social media listings policy to MLSs | Inman News. This could be a lot of noise about something that's not really going to make a big difference.  I'm not sure that people will want to be searching listings on Facebook.  As the article says, they're connecting with people mostly.
November 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm
(1) Ashlee Anderson says:

I am a little bit torn on this issue. There is really no reason to limit where an agent can advertise a listing, provided it is their listing and it meets disclosure requirement set by their state. However I do feel like it is a little bit invasive and unprofessional of agents that post their listings left and right. It is really not NAR’s place to set an memorandum against it and nearly impossible to enforce, but I do grow tired of getting overwhelmed by add on a social site. Hopefully people will just change their setting to not have poster show up on their feed.

November 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm
(2) Jim Kimmons says:


Thanks for the comment. I think it’s a lot of hoopla about something the average consumer has no interest in. If someone is in the market to buy a property, they’re searching through many comprehensive resources, especially with IDX on many local Realtor sites. I think you’re right in that they’ll just consider more on the social media as a nuisance. Thanks again,


December 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm
(3) jv says:

Yes, Now that Iam a new broker, I can see the future is to do away with
all the parasites from the NAR,CAR, and various MLSs .Brokers can build their own Marketing ,web sites,ect.,and share info. with the public
and each other.So let prepare for the future.

December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm
(4) Jim says:

I think jv has a point to be made. NAR and all subsets, MLS,etc. They, plus the states are making entry into the business almost unattainable. Nothing more than unions who can therefore set fees regardless of their talk, “we don’t set commissions”. Yeah right, it’s six per cent or maybe five and possibly four and a half but the three is almost untouchable. It shouldn’t be this way. This only invites more competition from the internet marketers.

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