Posts Tagged ‘MLS’

The Hamptons, like Manhattan, have no MLS. Let me rephrase that: They eschew the MLS in favor of pocket listings.  It keeps status quo for the big players in the market, supresses new firms from entering the market with a level field, and is anti consumer. But it serves the established brokers well.

This interview is indicative of the way a Hamptons broker will finesse and sidestep the MLS issue. I couldn’t resist and commented. I wasn’t kind, but I wasn’t abusive. It was tempting to be obnoxious.

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This is a little inside baseballfor consumers who are unfamiliar with the Multiple Listing Service software that agents use, but my fellow  Westchester – Putnam MLS members will appreciate the humor. We experienced something very similar recently.

Some back story: in the past year, the Powers that Be at my local board switched our MLS software from something I had no complaints with to a company called Rappatoni. The glitches were many, the improvements to functionality were few, and the transition was frustrating. It was like switching from a regular refrigerator to one with an ice maker, except that you had to stand on your head to get the ice.  

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