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It continues to amaze me how many courses (some of them with clock hour credits!) are offered for real estate agents on how to use the iPad. There were no such classes when the PC came about and I know plenty of agents who need lessons on the most basic functions of a PC after all these years ;-)
Selling the information to IDX providers was a big mistake. The MLS (I'm in Seattle) should have created consumer access AND link the consumer access and activity to the listing or buyer's agent; i.e., the consumer would have been invited to the site by her/his agent. Greater loyalty and much less confusion would have been the results. As it stands, the horse has left the barn and our clients look to Zillow and the like as the authority in real estate. I can't blame them.
Chris Nichols Yes, there is something that NAR could do that would make me happy. Giving real estate agents (we are now called brokers in WA) the choice to belong or not belong instead of boasting of a large membership that is forced by association. I spent my first four years in this business with a small brokerage that wasn't part of the NAR and I don't remember lacking anything in terms of my personal ability to market my business and serve my clients well.