California MLS database gets boost

Backers of statewide initiative join CARETS

California Realtors are moving closer to creating a single database of property listings, with backers of an initiative to create a statewide multiple listing service announcing today that they will join a database comprised of six MLSs in Southern California.

The agreement between CALMLS, a statewide MLS initiative backed by the California Association of Realtors, and California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS), means that about 100 Realtor associations with more than 220,000 members are expected to be using the CARETS database by the end of the summer, backers said.