Some real estate agents are unhappy with being kept in the dark on the decision to open the MLS:
The vast majority of the country’s 100,000 real estate agents won’t see the details of the plan until after it has been voted on by top representatives of the country’s 101 real estate boards next Sunday – though details were leaked to The Globe and Mail last week by industry insiders.
The decision to keep the contents under wraps until their elected representatives approve of the deal is being explained as a legal decision, but rank-and-file real estate agents across the country are frustrated they are being cut out of the process.
“CREA is really trying to keep the details away from the great unwashed because they don’t know how we’d react if we saw them,” said Brian Martindale, a Century 21 agent in Peterborough, Ont. “The last thing they want is for us to be upset and making noise while they try and settle.”
Read the full article in The Globe and Mail.