When a Blog Posting is Just The Tip of the Perverbial Iceburg
I'm guessing here! But this topic should develope some interesting conversation among all here in Broker Agent Social???
What does the future hold, well that is a very general term; or querry; It holds many things for many people, in many ways!
In fact I could spend hours exponging on all that is relevant. But that is not my Intention, my intention is to draw your attention to not only the past but the future!
Specifically an up and coming group of individuals based out of Michigan that want to renew the trend towards a National MLS System of sorts. Sure the idea has come up in many discussions; with many pros and cons,;that have been heard time and again. But have you ever stopped to think why; it may be rearing itself again?
The current Financial Fiasco that is permeating across the world affecting everyone in some form or another is a good indication, Change is on the Way!
Point2 began in Canada in 1996, by 2002 they had commenced a National Real Estate Network, offering agents websites and the ability to market their listings Locally and Nationally.
Another such Network is commencing their launch AdvantageML http://www.advantageml.com/ has commenced operation, while still under construction,, but don't fault them for being eager to get their message out.
I don't know if any of you are ActiveRain members, but I saw Mike Fisher's blog posting on 01/20/2009 08:26 AM : http://activerain.com/blogsview/890352/Website-offering-free-membership-to-Activerain-members But if you didn't I've included the link.
There is more to that posting than appears on the surface! Kind of like the Perverbial Iceberg! There is an opportunity there that far exceeds what you see initially. Its HUGE for networking, and grows from there. There is the potential, to set yourself far and above your local colleagues.
Check out AdvantageML, NAFREB, and NEMREA websites, although each organization is basically in its infancy, the potential is there to grow to huge proportions, Nationally and International. There are far more benefits for not only you, but the community you serve as well.
The way I see it, the future is yours! You can sit back and watch it unfold in front of you, or You can take the initiative, be pro-active, and empower yourself to reach new levels of success! Which agent will you be? I'm so confident in this endeavour, and the huge benefits potential, I've committed to become a founding father and opening a local chapter here in Columbus Indiana.
If you would like additional information, contact me and I will forward what Mike Fisher and Dan Cheadle CEO of AdvantageML, have sent to me so far.
If you would like more information from Dan, I would be happy to cc. a copy to Mike and Dan of your inquiry, please quote Martin Dorgan MD7020 to either Dan or Mike in your intial contact, so they know who referred you, Thank You.
I've heard all the so called arguements about a National MLS System, and to be honest I think its a great idea! What scares people is the unknown. Don't think there will ever not be a need for the local Board, or you as an agent, that is similar to the thinking of FSBO's( I can do it without representation,etc.,etc.,etc.)
If you think about it long enough and logically, a National MLS System, is likely the way of the future?.