What is MLS?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is database of homes for sale used by Realtors.
When a Realtor takes a new listing they place the home on the local MLS website for all other Realtors to see.  Most Realtors use the MLS website to obtain information on what homes are for sale in their area, and what commission the owner is willing to pay if a Realtor brings an acceptable offer.  Once mlsAssist places your home in your local Realtors' MLS website, all Realtors will be alerted to the availability of your home.  All the details you provided about your home will be displayed to the Realtors.  This will enable the Realtors to match your home with their clients, and make arrangements to show your home.  There are thousands of Realtors, and each one has several clients which may be waiting to see your home.
     Most Realtors show homes in the MLS rather than showing unlisted homes because they know their commission is certain if they present an acceptable offer, and all the details about the home are disclosed in the website.  That's why most homes are sold through the Multiple Listing Service, and according to the National Assoc of Realtors, they sell faster and for more money than comparable unlisted houses.
     In addition, after your home is listed in the MLS, your home will also be placed on public websites such as Realtor.com, Homes.com, and other real estate broker's websites who link the MLS to their website such as Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.  The exposure you receive in the MLS is tremendous! Thousands of real estate agents through your local MLS, and millions of potential buyers through Realtor.com and other public websites will see your home.