Austin and San Antonio MLSs explore consolidation

Associations say the move could enhance services for their 22,000-plus members
  • The Austin Board of Realtors and the San Antonio Board of Realtors are exploring merging their MLSs.
  • The talks are a "proactive response" to rapid population growth and development that has blended the Austin and San Antonio areas.
  • Rather than wait for rumors and speculation to circulate, the associations went public with the conversation, according to one association CEO.
  • The move to weigh the merger possibility has attracted praise from industry players.

No rings have been exchanged yet, but two Texas MLSs are considering tying the knot.