What is the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)?
The MLS is a database of properties currently on the market in your area. It is a computer-based resource used by REALTORs® that lists and contains descriptions of properties that are for sale in a particular area. Real estate brokers share these listing agreements with one another to procure a buyer for a property.
Why use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
It is one of the most effective and proven marketing tools to sell your property. The MLS accounts for the greater portion of real estate sales in the country. There is simply no better way to gain instant and widespread exposure for your home than listing it on the MLS. The majority of properties sold in the United States and Canada are sold through the local MLS. This flat-fee service not only offers access to local MLS systems but also to the high-traffic REALTOR.com site. With 87% of homebuyers now using the Internet to look for homes, it makes sense to have as much online exposure as possible.
MLS - Multiple Listing Service