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Nation’s second-largest MLS forms

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The Southern California Multiple Listing Service (SoCalMLS) and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR) today announced an agreement that will form the second-largest multiple listing service in the nation. Under the agreement, SRAR, which currently operates CRIS-Net Regional MLS, has contracted SoCalMLS to provide MLS systems and services to its 15,000 members. SoCalMLS, based in Anaheim, is California's largest MLS with 40,000 subscribers. The combined membership base of 55,000 will be second nationally only to Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS), which covers a large area including Washington, D.C., and much of the states of Virginia and Maryland. "We had two objectives in looking for a new multiple listing service provider. One was to provide our members with state-of-the-art technology. The second was to expand our members' access to information so they can better serve their clients. SoCalMLS meets both objectives," said Steve White, president of SRAR....