Mon. November 24, 2008

RILiving The Magazine Suspends Production

With a very challenging local real estate market for many of our REALTOR® Members and the resulting reduction in their future marketing budgets, the State-Wide MLS Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to suspend production of "RILiving The Magazine" effective after the December 2008 issue.

Although consumer acceptance of the publication was immediate and consistently growing, listing ad submittal has declined in parallel with the struggling economy. With the fundamental purpose being to provide low-cost, high-quality print advertising to those Members who find value in using that form of media, MLS could no longer continue to make the product available without dramatically increasing its pricing or reducing its production quality.

We thank you for your support and understanding, and hope to someday make the publication available once again, both to the public and to our REALTOR® Membership, when the market can better sustain it.