Westchester Putnam MLS Name Change

Real Estate Broker/Owner with J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY License # 49FA1074963

The Westchester Putnam Multiple Listing Service has voted to change its name this morning to the Empire Access Multiple Listing Service. The name change from WPMLS to the EAMLS will be formalized later this year. For years the WPMLS served areas outside Westchester and Putnam Counties, as it has been the dominant MLS in the Bronx and an ever growing number of participants in Dutchess County (that only makes sense, since so many buyers in Dutchess come from Westchester and Putnam). There is also significant inventory in neighboring Fairfield County, CT and Rockland and Orange Counties west of the Hudson. 

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It was no easy task coming up with a name that would fit. We have a very large and diverse footprint, and we also wanted a name that would be forward thinking. I think we did it. 

Personally, my next goal is to have the EAMLS get a great public portal that will ensure that buyers can search an MLS sponsored, unbranded database of the entire MLS like MLSLI.com out on Long Island. That might be a long time coming, but I am all for a transparent, consumer-friendly interface. We'll see what's next. 


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Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Cool!  I'd heard it was in the makings and I somehow missed this when it finally came out.  Thanks for posting the info!  All these new initials to remember . . . I'm still working on the new Board name - excuse me, the new Association name.  :-)

Jun 29, 2010 04:50 PM #1
suzanne welch
Coldwell Banker - Croton on Hudson, NY

I too missed this info, I had heard it was in the works but I like it. Empire Access..hmmm. Yes, a public unbranded MLS is needed...thanks for the update!

Jun 30, 2010 04:28 AM #2
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