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Delta85

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These MLS fees are outrageous, especially during these slow times. If anyone may be interested in sharing fees for an account password/username I may be interested in the future. Contact me at [email protected]
 

Ariba

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These MLS fees are outrageous, especially during these slow times. If anyone may be interested in sharing fees for an account password/username I may be interested in the future. Contact me at [email protected]

Have you checked this arangement out with the MLS provider? Sounds illegal to me.
 

Tom Woolford

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These MLS fees are outrageous, especially during these slow times. If anyone may be interested in sharing fees for an account password/username I may be interested in the future. Contact me at [email protected]

Sounds like a good way to get sued to me. Check with your MLS and see if you re-register as a "Thompson Broker".. This gives you access to MLS data, but precious little else.
 

tjcou812

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The fee for the MLS isn't bad but why do appraisers have to pay NAR, CAR and local dues just to get MLS. I know right now I can't pay the $480.00 to them by Jan. 30, 2008
 

frozone

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Can't share accounts here either. Not even for folks within the same office. The fees are a bit steep but honestly they can pretty much charge what they want. We need what they have.
 

Delta85

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Well I certainly don't want to do anything illegal. Having said that this feels like organized crime to me. I'm told by the MLS providor I must first join a local board of realtors BEFORE I can even apply for MLS access. So I call a local board of realtors and they also want steep fees plus my promise that I will take certain classes they offer. Other than a possible marketing option, what will a board of realtors do for me as an appraiser? Why must I pay steep fees to join a board of realtors simply to be able to pay steep fees for MLS website access?
 

Rice Brewer

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Unfortunately, because they can.
 

Riick

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Well I certainly don't want to do anything illegal. Having said that this feels like organized crime to me. I'm told by the MLS provider I must first join a local board of Realtors BEFORE I can even apply for MLS access. So I call a local board of Realtors and they also want steep fees plus my promise that I will take certain classes they offer. Other than a possible marketing option, what will a board of Realtors do for me as an appraiser? Why must I pay steep fees to join a board of Realtors simply to be able to pay steep fees for MLS website access?
Answer: Because it is run by and for the local Realtors.
Actually my MLS has gotten cheaper than it once was - very hard to believe!
Check around, perhaps you can find a Realtor board that's cheaper.
You don't have to be a member of the LOCAL board of Realtors.
Once you are an appraiser member of ANY board of Realtors, you can become a member of ANY Realtor MLS.
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Jim Vincent

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What is worse is having sometimes to nudge the realtor I get mine through to pay his own fees. It comes as a rude surprise every time when I log in & get an "access denied" message. I wish they'd just let us sign up ourselves instead of needing to go through realtors.

I heard a rumor of some kind of data sharing arrangement between the CTMLS and the Fairfield boards. While that'd be great, I won't hold my breath.
 
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