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February 14, 2019

Austin Association of REALTORS®


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Austin Association of REALTORS®

I know that these are the old building, and the new building is fantastic (I have seen it and toured it, but can't find the images this morning).

I recently headed to Autin and the Texas Association meetings to address the MLS committee on the future seen through the prism of time.

A little-known story is the history of listings on the internet: Austin was the first MLS to agree to have their listings on REALTOR.DotCom and the Board of Directors were ready to step to the plate and pay $1 per listing per month for the entire Austin inventory. But the price dropped to "free" before any money changed hands.

Back in August 1995, Austin Executive Officer, David Foster sent me an email after my presentation to the Austin BOD. We discussed placing listings in Austin on the web. Interestingly, the listings from the San Diego MLS were already up on REALTOR dot com, but with no "official" contract.

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