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The nation’s biggest MLS gets even bigger

California Regional MLS takes another step toward becoming a statewide entity
  • Two Northern California Realtor associations have joined the largest MLS in the nation, California Regional MLS.
  • Brokers and agents who choose to join CRMLS will have access to a pool of more than 100,000 active listings across the state and to a variety of tools.
  • CRMLS's goal is still to build a statewide MLS, but that progress has been slowed by "politics," according to CRMLS CEO Art Carter.

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California Regional Multiple Listing Service --  the nation's largest MLS -- took another step toward becoming statewide this week. CRMLS, which has more than 80,000 agent and broker subscribers, has added two local Realtor associations to its membership roster, bringing the total to 36 across the state. As part of their agreements with CRMLS, the North Bay Association of Realtors and the Marin Association of Realtors will be offering CRMLS's MLS service to their combined 4,500 members. The North Bay association covers Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties while the Marin association covers Marin County. Members of the two associations currently belong to broker-owned MLS Bay Area Real Estate Information Service (BAREIS). Brokers and their agents will have the option of staying with BAREIS, switching to CRMLS, or belonging to both MLSs. The leaders behind the deals emphasized that participating brokers and agents would get access to CRMLS's pool of more than 100,000 ...