This was reported by the denver mls:
Why Merger Talks Ended
The IRES Board of Managers continued to make conditional demands, including:
1) the addition of a withdrawal provision that would give them the ability to walk away from the merged company after one year. (Could you imagine selling a home with a clause that rendered the contract null and void if the new homeowner chose? Yea…not a good idea.)
2) that REcolorado and IRES continue to operate separately. This meant our subscribers would continue to use two systems, operate under two sets of rules, and pay two bills for at least a year. (We’re assuming that doesn’t sound like a merged company to you either.)
REcolorado is 100-percent committed to moving forward with merger negotiations if the IRES Board of Managers would agree to remove these provisions.
Despite this roadblock, REcolorado is moving forward with its vision of one MLS on the Front Range and beyond designed to serve the best interests of real estate professionals and their clients. And you can help. If you share this vision, we encourage you to contact your Association, REcolorado Board of Directors, and IRES Board of Managers and tell them you want one MLS for a long-term solution to provide consolidation which is the best for brokers and agents. Visit MLS of the Future to learn more.
REcolorado (Denver MLS)-IRES (Colorado Springs MLS) Merger Talks End Again! and the only people getting hurt are the agents and consumers. Unfortunately, I have reported this before. The front range Colorado MLS bureaucracy is still power hungry. As I have dealt with both MLS over the years I can say with certainty that the Denver MLS is better in every way. The Denver MLS does not require you to be a member of any outrageously expensive and ineffective Realtor Association. They do not require you to pay for their special every expensive lock boxes with additional monthly fees. They answer the phone and respect the agents. I can’t say any of those things about the Colorado Springs MLS.
Anyway, here is the email I received from the Denver MLS this morning regarding the issue.
“We are disappointed to report that REcolorado and IRES have terminated merger negotiations.
I got a call from a client yesterday with a CPA wanting a 1099 reporting how much income she received from her property last year. I haven’t really reported that before because I just started the property management gig and I give them a profit and loss spreadsheet every year that explains the entire income and expenses. But maybe I’m supposed too?
So this morning I woke up and decided I better figure out how to get my hands on these 1099 forms so I can report someone else’s income. I called the library and they were closed 🙁 rumor has it sometimes they have at least 1040s but I’m not sure they have the 1099s I’m looking for anyway.
I then googled “free tax forms Denver” and found nothing. I googled “free tax forms” I googled “free tax forms near me” then I started reading the blogs about the fact that you can’t find free tax forms anywhere anymore and people are driving from city to city apparently in search of these snipes…I started to get nervous…. someone suggested that maybe the libraries are getting charged for the forms so they are no longer carrying them. I did find them for sale at Office Depot but I don’t need 40 forms for 20 bucks so in order to make a long story longer at least I found this link to free tax forms that will be mailed to you for free. If you click it will direct you to a page with a million and one forms on it from 2017 and 2018. You simply fill in the box with the number of forms you would like the IRS to mail to you. I don’t know why there are 1000 different forms to choose from, I always just picked 1099 miscellaneous because I figure it’s miscellaneous so it should cover all the bases.
Uncle Sam has not made it very easy to find this link probably by design or possibly incompetence but I finally found it so click on it!
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