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Rainmaker
6,977,553
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not aware of these kickbacks.

Dec 03, 2016 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
602,479
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Never heard of any - and kickbacks are illegal in Oregon.

Dec 03, 2016 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,701
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think my MLS does this.

Dec 03, 2016 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,760,639
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

One of the old MLS's that went out of biz was basically selling ownership shares so this was the same thing. The owners were definately called partners & they were the largest brokers in the area. Never thought about the money end of it until just now.

Dec 03, 2016 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,337,182
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have not seen this situation but a good question to ask Brokers?

Dec 03, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not seen this situation.

Dec 03, 2016 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,349,275
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I wouldn't know if they are, but I seriously doubt my BBR ownership trio would play that game. Our MLS is dealing with it's own issues, potentially dismantling in 2017.

Dec 03, 2016 08:05 AM
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1,616,454
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Not at this time

Dec 05, 2016 05:00 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

no

Dec 04, 2016 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,426,200
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It doesn't surprise me.  Our board profits from the sale of the syndication feeds.

Dec 04, 2016 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,518,838
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No knowledge of this in any MLS's where I have participated!

Dec 04, 2016 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,377,305
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am the broker? where is my payday?

Dec 04, 2016 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
941,523
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not that I know of

Dec 04, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,668,126
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am unaware for any kickbacks. Great informative post

Dec 04, 2016 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not that I am aware of

Dec 04, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,550,080
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I've never even heard such and I believe it would be illegal in CA. I'll check your blog post. 

Dec 03, 2016 11:59 PM
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4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - how would we know about it, even if it is happening?

Dec 03, 2016 11:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our local board is a stockholder in our regional MLS and the board gets a yearly dividend from $40,000-50,000 each year. That goes toward member services.

Dec 03, 2016 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Our MLS doesn't do that

Dec 03, 2016 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know our MLS isn't doing that. I was on the MLS board, and got to know a lot about how things worked. 

Dec 03, 2016 07:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would not know.

Dec 03, 2016 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
845,022
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Never heard of those; is it legal?

Dec 03, 2016 06:35 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not aware of anything and have never heard about any issues in the past

Dec 03, 2016 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO!

Dec 03, 2016 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
591,088
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I belong to 3 as a broker/owner and no one has mentioned it to me. Which they would have or there would be big trouble.

Dec 03, 2016 05:04 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Never heard of that. Does yours?

Dec 03, 2016 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope.

Dec 03, 2016 04:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 We are not a realtor owned MLS and I don't think they have any other affiliations...

Dec 03, 2016 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,580,072
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no our MLS.... 

Dec 03, 2016 12:11 PM
Ambassador
4,516,332
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

No, we pay THEIR salaries (to annoy the dickens out of us!!) but, I do wish we could discuss lower costs for us!  ;-)

Dec 03, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
868,688
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I doubt it.

Dec 03, 2016 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,685,152
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If they were, and they could, we would...

Dec 03, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,427
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I doubt it...A

Dec 03, 2016 10:22 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I'm  not aware of any Kickbacks

 

Dec 03, 2016 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think it depends on how the MLS is owned.

Dec 03, 2016 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Not ours....

Dec 03, 2016 09:47 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Interesting question, and it's one that I'm met almost none of us have asked! I haven't.  Perhaps we should!

Dec 03, 2016 09:13 AM
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3,147,717
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not receiving any kickbacks from my MLS.  

I did see that Inman article and was shocked.

Dec 03, 2016 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,286,777
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It would be nice, but no they do not

 

Dec 03, 2016 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

hmm I honestly don't know but its possible I suppose.

Nov 29, 2017 10:35 AM