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COOPERATION OR DESPERATION?

After years of bickering and competition, it looks at if much of Southwest Florida will soon be part of a mutual alliance to share listing information and lockbox access.  

This would enable agents from Bradenton to Naples to have access to the same information without having to access several completely different MLS systems.  

Right now, our keypads are only good in a restricted area. The new alliance should benefit North Port particularly well since we are right in the middle, and many of the agents from 50 miles away make the day trip to our area for the best real estate bargains. Even agents from Miami drive three hours to the west coast of Florida to present the more casual and less expensive lifestyle.  

Easier access to neighboring MLS properties will certainly be a boon to our market. Let's make it easier for "outside" agents to sell our listings. If they have the buyers, we have the bargains! 

Comment balloon 4 commentsShannon Moore • August 15 2006 06:32AM

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We have a similar situation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Iowa City has a different lock box system, yet, it's only twenty minutes away.  We would love to have access to Iowa City, and vice versa.
Posted by Christopher Smith (TREGO REALTY) about 13 years ago
It will help listings get more exposure.  Hopefully they will sell quicker.  I've never been a fan of muliple MLS's. 
Posted by Christopher H (REAL ESTATE) about 13 years ago
I think it`s actually very progressive and will eventually lead to being the Norm with most Boards throughout the State of Florida..
Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) about 13 years ago
I'd like to see even broader areas - it's not that I'd bring buyers to NorthPort (I'd much rather refer them to you) but agents on the ends of any district will probably want access to areas outside that district that are closer to them.  Let's do Crystal River to Marco!
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 13 years ago

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