MLS

RealMLS Enhances Listing Service With Down Payment Resource

May 16th, 2022
realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, has announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR’s suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs....

Understanding the MLS Landscape Today and Tomorrow

June 10th, 2022
In today’s frenzied real estate market, there’s at least one thing agents and brokers continue to rely on: the power of multiple listing services. Like most things in real estate, MLSs are evolving to meet the needs of the professionals...

DOJ Fires Back at NAR With Court Filing of its Own

October 18th, 2021
The courtroom volley between The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) wages on. This time, the DOJ claims that it should be allowed to investigate NAR because its antitrust settlement wasn’t formalized. “Contrary to...

Op-Ed: Comments Regarding the Proposed Change to the IDX Display of Listing Brokerage and Agent Contact Information

October 28th, 2021
I am an active user of the IDX system to generate new business and have been for over a decade. I have significantly invested time, innovation, creativity and money in both my personal real estate website and our brokerage sites...

NAR Approves Several MLS Policy Proposals, Including Display of Buyer Broker Commissions

November 16th, 2021
NAR Says New Guidance Adopted Reinforces Greater Transparency for Consumers The National Association of Realtors® adopted several changes to its guidance for local Multiple Listing Service broker marketplaces at its Board of Directors meeting Monday, including one that requires MLS...

Fractured MLS Landscape Begins Embracing Tech, Consolidation

January 20th, 2022
It is not the flashiest or most dynamic part of the real estate industry. The concept of a Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, goes back more than 100 years when local boards would meet in a dusty office and exchange...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chooses Constellation1 to Power Website

January 31st, 2022
HSF Affiliates LLC, the parent company of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has selected Constellation1, a provider of real estate technology and data services for brokerages, franchises, MLSs and vendors across North America, to provide customized APIs to power MLS data and other...

March to the Metaverse: Future Tech on the MLS Horizon

March 7th, 2022
Strolling through what is starting to feel more and more like your dream house, you notice what appears to be cracks in the living room paint. Rather than make a note on your phone or start drafting an email, you...

MLS: The Opportunities and Pitfalls of a New Environment

April 19th, 2022
Real estate is still local, and real estate is still about relationships and human connection. These truisms—understood more than a century ago when the telephone was still a novel concept—absolutely hold up today against a technologically superpowered landscape of wireless...

U.S. District Court Deals a Blow to NAR and Major Franchisors in MLS Policy Suit

April 27th, 2022
A legal conflict with potentially disastrous implications for the real estate industry has come to a head, pushing leaders across the industry to take swift action. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and several national brands named in a lawsuit...
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