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How to Get an MLS Listing
To get an MLS listing, you must work with a real estate agent or use an à la carte or flat-fee brokerage. But there are a few other options that can help market your listing without it being on the MLS. 
What Is the MLS?The MLS, or multiple listing service, is an independent organization with close ties to one or more real estate associations. It operates a database of properties on behalf of licensed members of the associations, so they can share information and services and market their listings to a wider audience. 
How Does the MLS Work?     The MLS works on the principle of reciprocity. Agents are free to market any listings on the MLS as long as they allow other agents to market their own. The system combines listings into a single pool giving everyone more options for their clients.
The MLS is designed for and owned by brokers. They charge fees for maintenance and security and provide services like IDX and training. Because of this, virtually all MLS limit access to due-paying members that hold a real estate license.
Why Is it Important to Get an MLS Listing When Selling a Home?Home sellers need buyers to see their home and the MLS offers exposure to buyers. The ... more

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