36. Multiple Listing Services

CRC #387 Matter of DOS v. O'Hanlon [North Shore MLS], Consent Order - illegal business practices of North Shore MLS; decision to list with MLS must be made by property owner; principal must be free to choose which broker will act as owner's agent or subagent; delete provisions for commission split to be negotiated between listing and selling brokers; enforcement of arbitration by CPLR Article 75, not expulsion; disciplinary enforcement by DOS, not MLS; overrules arbitration decision re: retaliation against complainant

669 DOS 08 Matter of Friedman – salesperson; made unauthorized changes to the MLS listing; failure to schedule open houses and to post signs; prompt return of deposited check payable to broker; complaint dismissed

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