A reader asked the other day about listings being excluded from the internet.

Schahrzad has the story:


San Diego listing agents now have to choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on whether or not they want their MLS listings to upload to other internet sites.  Schahrzad said that there are 10% of the listings not on the ‘net.

The change began on April 3rd – maybe the word has been slow to get around?

There have been 2,174 new attached and detached listings inputted in July.  Of those, there are 437 that are marked “No” or 20% of this month’s listings that are NOT being uploaded to websites like realtor.com, redfin, etc.

My guess is that it’s due more to ignorance, than blatant disregard for the power of the internet.  Why would a listing agent want to advertise to local agents only, and NOT to the general public?

In the Sandicor FAQ’s, they say that the change was due to “a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Association of Realtors” that has prompted Sandicor to make some changes.

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