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California MLS database gets boost

Backers of statewide initiative join CARETS

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Editor's note: this story has been edited to clarify that there is overlap in the membership of CALMLS and 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. CALMLS, a statewide MLS initiative backed by the California Association of Realtors, will become a member of California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS), a data aggregation service currently serving 30 Realtor associations and 100,000-plus members in Southern California, the groups said. CALMLS -- a nonprofit subsidiary of CAR, the statewide Realtor trade group -- has signed letters of intent with 69 local Realtor associations and three regional MLSs, representing more than 120,000 real estate professionals across the state, many of whom are also CARETS members.CALMLS has branded the MLS products an...