CALMLS plans to acquire one or more MLSs

Reps for statewide effort have 'started serious negotiations'

Directors for a statewide multiple listing service initiative in California are considering whether to buy up one or more regional multiple listing services, according to a status report posted at the trade group’s Web site.

CALMLS, a nonprofit subsidiary of the California Association of Realtors that is pursuing the statewide MLS system, has plans to "acquire the assets of at least one regional MLS and potentially two or more in cooperation with