Syndication: the top MLS issue

Survey: Security, market downturn are also key concerns

Syndication of property listings information is the most pressing issue facing multiple listing services, followed by data security and the real estate market downturn, according to an industry survey.

The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), a 51-year-old organization for MLS organizations and vendors, received 80 responses to a 10-question survey that was sent out to about 700 MLSs.