MLS & Associations

National Association of Realtors to work more closely with MLSs

Trade group says it will work with Council of MLSs to keep Realtors at the center of the transaction
  • The National Association of Realtors and its affiliated MLSs have sometimes been at odds over the years. A new cooperative agreement between NAR and the Council of MLSs has set out to change that.
  • The partnership includes adding CMLS members to NAR committees, establishing programs for "game changer" initiatives and MLS mergers, and working together on future projects that affect both NAR and MLSs.
  • NAR and CMLS say they will work together for the mutual benefit of agents and brokers.

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WASHINGTON -- Real estate trade groups the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) have decided to join forces to hash out the future of the industry. The two groups announced they had signed a cooperative agreement at NAR's midyear conference last week. The partnership includes adding CMLS members to NAR committees, establishing programs for "game changer" initiatives and MLS mergers, and working together on future projects that affect both NAR and MLSs. Dale Stinton "NAR has always wanted to have an open exchange of ideas and information with its MLS partners. The vast majority of our local associations conducts or partners with those that conduct MLS activities," NAR CEO Dale Stinton told Inman News via email. "NAR had no organization to interact with that spoke collectively for those in the MLS community; we believe CMLS has grown and matured to the point where the exchange of issues and information can now be very ...