Removing local boundaries key to MLS future

'Intergalactic' gateway system would feature global, multilingual real estate database

NEW ORLEANS — A shared, “intergalactic” real estate information database, with extensive records for every property on the planet, may serve multiple listing services of the future, according to a paper prepared by a National Association of Realtors advisory group.

“MLS has been in turmoil for some time now,” said Ted Loring, a liaison to the “MLS Future Presidential Advisory Group,” formed earlier this year to rethink the form and function of the MLS system.

The group, composed of brokerage-company rep