Message from MLS CEO Chris Carrillo on ShowingTime
Metro MLS is aware of Zillow's recent acquisition of ShowingTime.
According to Inman, Zillow has said it will operate ShowingTime as an open platform for the entire real estate industry and maintain independent data privacy policies as its contractually obligated.
At the same time, we know that Zillow has made changes in business strategies within the last year, becoming a licensed broker and applying to be a Metro MLS participant.
As a result, Metro MLS is currently investigating all aspects and ramifications of this acquisition. We also are reviewing all options, including continuing with the ShowingTime relationship and evaluating alternative showing platforms. 
I appreciate the reaction and concerns you have raised. However, I encourage members to be mindful of their comments on this announcement. We oppose any discussions that could violate antitrust laws or give the illusion of a group boycott.
Stay tuned as we continue to investigate this further.
How to Be Code Compliant
Learn about some of the most common Code of Ethics violations that can trip up even the most well-intentioned REALTORS®.

REALTORS® know that when they joined NAR, that they also agreed to operate within the association’s Code of Ethics, which asks members to hold themselves to a higher standard. Barbara Betts, however, who is the broker-owner of The Betts Group in Long Beach, Calif., said it’s not uncommon for newer members to not fully understand what complying with the code requires from them. Betts offered a high-level overview of some of the most common Code of Ethics violations that can trip up even the most well-intentioned REALTORS®.

6 Reasons Your Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent
It's a slow Sunday morning. You've just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.

You're DIYing this real estate thing, and you think you're doing pretty well—after all, any info you might need is at your fingertips online, right? That and your own sterling judgment.

Oh, dear home buyer (or seller!)—we know you can do it on your own. But you really, really shouldn't. This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here's why.

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