Long Island Fun Fact Friday What Is The MLS!

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Long Island Fun Fact Friday is here, courtesy of REALTORS® Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff




The Multiple Listing Service is a database that supports Real Estate Agents and Broker members to access information on properties for sale. When a home, condo, co-op or land is listed for sale, it gets added by the local MLS by the Listing Agent. 


Each MLS has information that the agent must provide.  On Long Island, the following must be included:


  • A front photo of the home
  • Is it Residential/Condo/Rental/Land/Commercial
  • Address/County
  • Listing Date/Expiration
  • Listing Price
  • Number of Bedrooms & Baths
  • Year Built/Construction Type
  • Taxes
  • Parking
  • Heating/Air Conditioning/Water Description
  • Plus directions/compensation (only on agent site)/modification-exclusions and if it's bank owned.

There is also space for an agent to include unique or notable features of the home to get more attention to the property.


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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila and Larry - people see/hear terms and may/may not be aware of the actual meaning beyond a basic definition.  Basics are a good starting point but when it comes to getting people who want to move across the finish line for Long Island real estate, they will become instantly smarter when they choose you for their representation.  

Oct 08, 2021 04:15 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Thanks for helping educate the public on terms we take for granted!  Hope you have a great and successful weekend!

Oct 08, 2021 04:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Larry and Sheila,

This is a wonderful explanation of the MLS.  There is so much alphabet soup in this profession, and I am sure the public appreciates this.  A

Oct 08, 2021 04:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sheila and Larry... our MLS requires so much more information that if I copied your post to cover my MLS, it would go on for two more pages, I think!

Oct 08, 2021 05:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry and Sheila. Can't think of anyone else to navigate the MLS on behalf of a Long Island buyer or seller. Enjoy your day.

Oct 08, 2021 05:26 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very good explanation for those that don't know what the MLS is.  I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Oct 08, 2021 05:31 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net


Great information.  The MLS is the watcher / Guardian. Thanks for the post.  We made it to Friday, so finish strong.  Bill Salvatore

Oct 08, 2021 06:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Larry and Sheila - I remember getting pages from agents when I was looking for houses years ago.  Had the same information then.

Oct 08, 2021 06:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with prospective home sellers and home buyers.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.

Oct 08, 2021 07:17 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I was lucky enough to never be a part of a market that didn't have an MLS

Oct 08, 2021 10:01 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Thank you all for your comments on our Long Island Fun Facts Friday!

Oct 09, 2021 03:38 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

So strange I thought I commented on this post, love your explanation of the MLS Endre

Oct 09, 2021 11:06 PM