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Regional MLS provides sold property data for public display

John L. Scott Real Estate Web site incorporates comparable sales data

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The Northwest Multiple Listing Service, a regional MLS that serves western Washington, is making available sold property information to real estate companies for public display. John L. Scott Real Estate today announced that the company now carries the comparable sold property information at its Web site, The company last week announced a new home-search tool that is powered by Microsoft Virtual Earth. "The information displayed ... will largely be limited to what people can currently access through public records, but in a format that is more relevant to a buyer or seller's needs and easier to understand," the company announced. In addition to viewing homes for sale throughout the Pacific Northwest, Web site visitors can access information about completed sale transactions that includes the selling price, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the square footage, and an exterior photo of each property. This information is not limited to John L. Scott property listi...