Why should I care about the MLS?
03/24/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff
A friend is encouraging me to use a Texas REALTOR® to sell my property because then the property will be listed in the MLS. What is an MLS?
A multiple listing service (MLS) is a private database of properties listed for sale or lease that REALTORS® can access and contribute to. As MLS participants, REALTORS® use MLSs to share and receive listing information to better serve their clients. Each MLS in Texas generally represents a specified geographic area, and is governed by rules that participants must abide by to ensure accurate, up-to-date information.
Listing your property in an MLS exposes it to a wide audience of real estate professionals and allows you to explain the terms and conditions under which you are marketing the property. In addition, your property will be included in the MLS’s download to websites consumers use to search for real estate listed for sale or lease.
Hiring a Texas REALTOR® gives you a lot more than just access to the MLS. Click here to read about other ways a Texas REALTOR® brings value to your real estate transaction.
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