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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What is the MLS?

What is the MLS


  • The Multiple Listing Service has a long history of working with real estate professionals.
  • The MLS is an independent advertising and marketing company providing data bases, software and standards to regional, board-maintained, member groups.
  • In Nevada County, The Nevada County Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Inc. represents its dues-paying Realtors and associated professionals, offering buyers & sellers free access to all members' listings.
  • Buyers and sellers benefit from using RMLS online searches and tools.
  • Nevada County's Alternative-Realtors like Gary Tippner offer a powerful, easy-to-navigate website with a variety of search advantages, including their newest "Map" search.

What is the Multiple Listing Service, aka MLS?

The Multiple Listing Service was founded over 100 years ago when regional groups of real estate brokers began meeting to share their listings for the benefit of each other. They quickly discovered it would become necessary to adopt a means for compensatating one another when sales were shared.

Today, the MLS is an independent advertising and marketing company, operating for the benefit of member professionals engaged in real estate sales in local areas across America. It provides the means for listing real estate by way of an electronic database. Each region is responsible for maintaining a board, and individual members pay dues to their local Service for the use of MLS sales tools. Beside sharing information, the MLS maintains standards for providing monetary compensation between sellers and buyers.

By way of specially created data bases and software, brokers are able to list their clients' properties online, and view other members' listed properties for sale in their area. Additionally, mortgage and insurance co. members have access to the information when they put together paperwork associated with a property sale.

Nevada County MLS properties for sale 

As a potential buyer or seller, you are able to view homes and lands for sale in our area listed online on RMLS websites. This is a free service to you. We invite you to explore our Nevada County MLS properties for sale website to experience the ways you (as a buyer or seller) can benefit from using a Realtor with a powerful online presence.

The MLS does not work directly with buyers or sellers. When you, as a buyer, find properties that interest you, contact a Realtor, like us, to learn even more about each listing. We will set up an online portal for you that provides access to homes that meet your specifics of price, size and other amenities. You will also receive an email when a new home is listed in the MLS. As you narrow your search to specific online properties that you wish to visit, we, as your MLS member Realtor will accompany you to the listing. As MLS members, we have the authority to enter all MLS-listed homes via electronic access.

As a seller, our MLS's electronic access offers security and information about who has visited your property. Each Realtor who enters the home is recorded and asked to offer buyer feedback to the seller's agent. This information is passed on to you, the seller, by us and thus, provides an understanding of a buyer's likes or dislikes. For example, if you receive several comments about your garage ("Client doesn't know if their cars will fit") you'll know why it's time to de-clutter.

Many Realtors, including Nevada County MLS properties for sale  Alternative-Realtor Gary Tippner, create unique websites that allow visitors to search for properties in several ways. You'll find a "Quick Search" on our home page that lets you type basic information (price, bedrooms & size) into boxes and begin searching for MLS-listed homes for sale in the Eugene area. However, for the serious buyer, a click on "Search" (top left, Home page) offers searches by address, MLS #, land, farm, single or multiple family, commercial and, our newest search: Map based MLS search. We want your search to be quick and easy so we let you choose how you want to use our website to find your perfect Eugene home.

Search the MLS in Nevada County, Placer County, Thurston County, Ventura County, The Bay Area, actually any county in the U.S. with my data access setup. Other agents do not pay for this.

Click here for home search to try out our online search abilities. We think you'll be impressed with our many options and ease of navigation our website offers.

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