Q. What is a multiple listing service?

A. Imagine a computer data base that stores all kinds of information about thousands of homes that are for sale in your area.

That’s the basic definition of a multiple listing service (MLS). Brokers become members of the local MLS, which allows them to list the properties they are marketing on the computer.

Brokers searching for homes they can show to their buyers can tap into the system twenty-four hours a day from any member’s computer.

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Published: Aug 31, 2005