Hello Nicole, the benefits are many here in Staten Island. The SIMLS which is a computerized network of more than 240 cooperating real estate offices in greater Staten Island. Within this service, real estate brokers and their sales agents share listings and sales information and work together to serve the buying and selling public. Its purpose is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the publicâ€™s right to own, transfer and use real property. All members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORSÂ® and the National Association of REALTORSÂ®.