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The Multiple Listing Service and the Realtor

Aug 17, 2007
MLS is the Multiple Listing Service.

The MLS is a database - an extremely convenient way to know what properties are for sale at any given moment. This makes it very useful to real estate agents and brokers.

Basically, the MLS is like a huge property warehouse. When a property is available for sale, it enters the warehouse. When it is sold, it leaves the warehouse.

The MLS only contains information since real estate cannot actually be stored in a warehouse. This information comes from the various brokers that exist in the scope of an MLS.

Why the MLS works for home buyers

First of all MLS is very convenient. Buyers can browse through the available properties listed on an MLS.

Using the MLS also does not cost anything. It is a free service that is sponsored by the Realtors advertising their available properties.

Options Galore

On the MLS, a buyer is not limited to choosing among a few available properties. Usually, the MLS makes available many available properties that are for sale.

In the olden days, when information was limited, a buyer would only be able to visit a few homes per day. He or she would also need to communicate with the agent for details and such.

With MLS, the buyer can start browsing from the comfort of his or her home. Details regarding the property are also listed there.

Aside from the written details, MLS usually provides pictures of the property. Other advanced MLS implementations even have other surveying tools that help buyers come to decisions regarding their desired property.

Fitting the Bill

MLS also helps the buyer by narrowing down choices to those that fit the buyer's desires. The buyer supplies information on his or her desired property to the MLS site. This information includes desired area, size of property, age, location, and others. The buyer is then given a set of houses that fit that description.

Communication

MLS also makes it easier for the buyer to contact the realtor. Details the realtor are listed along with the property to allow straightforward communication between buyer and realtor.

Conclusion

It may be hard to believe but the real estate industry has benefited a lot from MLS. MLS is the next step in real estate evolution. It is relatively safe and is very convenient. As the MLS grows in popularity, more and more realtors avail of its listings. For the buyer, this can only mean good things - more choices, better decisions.
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