MLS & Associations

California MLSs pool real estate listings for more exposure

Brokers and agents deserve same access to real estate data as consumers, MLSs say
  • Three California MLSs have signed a data-share agreement that will pool their listings in one another's systems.
  • The deal will allow tens of thousands of agents to access the listings among them in real time, use the pooled listings in market analyses, and display the shared listings on their IDX websites.
  • The MLSs say the data share will mean more listing exposure for sellers, more choices for buyers, and referral opportunities for agents.

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Three California multiple listing services have inked a data-share deal, continuing what they say is a trend to remove barriers to real estate data. The agreement allows their more than 32,000 combined members in northern and southern California to access a full set of one another's property listings in real time, use the pooled listings in market analyses, and display the shared listings on their MLS-powered websites. The data share between Silicon Valley-based MLSListings, Beverly Hills-based Combined Los Angeles Westside MLS (also known as The MLS/CLAW), and Palm Springs Regional MLS goes live this summer. The MLSs say the arrangement will mean more listing exposure for sellers, more choices for buyers and referral opportunities for agents. "Real estate remains local, but real estate data is accessible to the world. Brokers and agents have requested and deserve that same access," the MLSs said in a press release. 'More exposure than ever' Annie Ives Once the data...