What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. The MLS Listing System is the largest Real Estate Service in the United States and is used by approximately 1.2 million real estate professionals throughout the Untied States and it’s territories. It’s the traditional method agents use to find homes for their buyers or to advertise their listings to other agents.
What is the benefit of listing my home with MLS?
Exposure, because of the co-operative agreement between brokers you home will be shown and shared by literally thousands of local agents. In addition we syndicate your listing to sites like Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Househunt.com, Homefinder.com and hundreds more. This will result in thousands of views of your property online.
Does the MLS really work?
82% of home buyer in 2011 used the internet in their search for a home and 85% of those buyer employed a Real Estate Agent. The Real Estate websites with the most traffic online utilize MLS data to display homes for sale. Realtors® utilize their Local MLS to search homes for their clients.