MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service, which is a database set up by cooperating real estate brokers within a given area. There are MLS databases set up to cover certain areas all over the country. These databases have criteria that must be filled out accurately and completely by the listing agent/broker to be added to the database. There are rules and regulations that must be strictly adhered to by listing agents/brokers. The information found in the MLS on a particular property will hold list price, tax information, square footage, number of beds/baths, lot size etc. It is a vehicle that all cooperating agents/brokers go to for listing a property or finding accurate/current information about a property. Information such as last sale information as well as price reductions and sales status can be viewed by the agents within the MLS. While only realtors/brokers can access the MLS, all of the properties can be viewed on the public Board website. You can contact your local Real Estate Board office to be directed to a public website that should show you all the current/active listings within their MLS.