In a landmark agreement that redefines the concept of cooperation, California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) and MLSListings Inc have inked a data share arrangement that brings REALTORS®, buyers and sellers never-before seen statewide MLS property listings information.
“This new era demands new ideas and approaches to serving the needs of everyone who uses MLSs as their first-source for real estate listings data,” says Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS. “The CRMLS community of professionals has for several years enjoyed boundary free access to real estate data through CARETS, California Real Estate Technology Services, in southern California and now we are expanding that reach to the north with MLSListings.”
Real estate professionals frequently work all sides of the historical lines between northern and southern California because buyers and sellers want access to properties in all parts of the state.
“Technology enables us to maintain our business independence and identity, while providing expanded information access,” said James Harrison, RCE, CAE, president and CEO of MLSlistings Inc. “Sharing real estate information provides real estate professionals with the information they need to advise their buyers and sellers all over the state. This alliance also brings one-stop property information to buyers and sellers in their portal of choice.”
CRMLS and MLSListings will remain independent entities, serving their respective marketplaces; the cooperative alliance is designed solely for the sharing of property listing data for professionals and their clients and customers. The shared data will appear on each public facing website by late summer.
For more information, visit www.mlslistings.com.