Multiple Listing Service
MLS is the acronym for Multiple Listing Service.
A database of real estate properties for sale in a specific geographic area. The MLS is used by real estate professionals such as agents and brokers to share information about available properties with each other.
The MLS typically includes information such as the address, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and photos of the property. This information is entered into the database by agents and brokers who are members of the MLS.
MLS membership is typically available only to licensed real estate professionals who agree to abide by a set of rules and guidelines established by the MLS. The rules may include requirements for how information about properties is entered into the system, how and when properties can be shown to potential buyers, and how the commission is split between the listing agent and the agent who brings the buyer.
The MLS is an important tool for real estate professionals, as it allows them to access a comprehensive database of available properties and share information with each other about properties that may be of interest to their clients. It also allows agents and brokers to track market trends and provide their clients with up-to-date information about the local real estate market.
- Abbreviation: MLS