MLS & Associations

South Florida Realtor associations agree to share MLS data

Agreement in South Florida follows a similar one in Texas
  • This is not the first time RAPB and MIAMI have shared MLS data.

  • Members of both associations have listings in the other's territory.
  • The Austin Board of Realtors recently reached a similar sharing agreement with the Houston Association of Realtors.

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Large Realtor associations in the same state reaching MLS-sharing agreements has been a frequent occurrence of late. In Southeast Florida, the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) and the MIAMI Association of Realtors announced they will share MLS data with one another once again. Their previous data sharing agreement ended in August 2015 after MIAMI merged with an association that competed with RAPB for members: the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors. RAPB had reportedly tried to derail the merger and later filed a lawsuit against MIAMI and JTHS that the associations countered. The parties notified the court they had reached a settlement in October 2015. As a result of this new data-sharing agreement, RAPB members now have access to 45,333 Miami and Broward listings, with MIAMI members able to view 21,799 Palm Beach and St. Lucie County listings, according to data from MIAMI. Multi-county listings available to agents The renewing of a data ...