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WNY Home Searches are Changing…

September 1, 2009

Change is good right?

Posted by Colleen Kulikowski in Real Estate News, WNY Real Estate, WNY Realtor

Many Western New York Realtors are facing a huge change in how we search on the MLS come September 8th.   It is important to those of you that read Best Buffalo Homes regularly,  know that the stats you see are about to change a bit.    Using my property search you may find that there are data errors as the IDX provider works through these conversion issues.

I am not saying it is better or worse, just very different.

With change comes confusion and let me tell you that there is a lot of it going on with this conversion.   Realtors throughout WNY are working to find all the bugs and errors, but that does not mean that we will not be encountering many when we are forced onto the new system September 8th.   And as of this writing, there are no plans to delay this conversion.

The good news for you is that we are combining data with Syracuse and Rochester MLS’s so we can search there.   But don’t get too excited yet; Buffalo is the first to go onto this new system.

With the good news comes some bad.  Decisions were made that will affect both Realtors and Consumers in an effort to meld the three disparate systems into one and with that many of the built in community searches are going to disapear. 

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