Going Out Of Business?

MLSTrusted.comWe are partnering with MLS organizations to replace listings sourced from services less reliable than the MLS. Through this partnership, all listings sourced from a local MLS are displayed on with the new MLS Trusted badge.

This is interesting. Dominion Enterprises, the parent company of, ForRent Media Solutions and a glut of other online classified sites is launching "MLS Trusted," a broker verification service.

I wonder if this will have the stated effect of actually refining the quality of property data and listings, or create another pay wall restricting consumers from directly accessing data. The goal seems to be transparency, but a pay-to-play, metaMLS, might result in the exact opposite effect, by letting brokers pay for visibility.