Request for Question Clarification by
18 Feb 2006 16:05 PST
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Filed: September 8, 2005
12. NAR's policies govern the conduct of its members in all fifty
states, including all Realtors and all of NAR's member boards. NAR's
member boards control approximately eighty percent of the
approximately 1,000 MLSs in the United States.
From the an article in the US Newswire published on October 25, 2005
According to Cathy Whatley who was President of the National Board of
Realtors (NAR) in 2003, there are 900 MLS?s in the United States.
"Providing buyers with information about the properties that are for
sale, usually by consulting one of the nation's 900 multiple listing
services, is just one of the services real estate professionals
provide. Once buyers identify the house they want to buy, they must be
able to successfully negotiate a contract. If they are successful in
getting their offer accepted, many other services are required in
order to close the transaction. These include arranging inspections,
mortgage application and approval, escrow, title insurance,
coordination and scheduling of closing, ordering utilities, planning
the move, etc. In most cases, participation of a broker/agent to
assist the buyer throughout the process is very helpful, if not
US Newswire: October 25, 2005
I look forward to your clarification.