Can someone explain to me what MLS stand for? If you know the MLS number, would you be able to find the

Asked by Fai Leung, Englewood, CO Mon Jun 30, 2008

listing history such as price change record, time was on the market and things like that.... thank you!

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Christina Ca…, Agent, Washington Township, OH
Fri Aug 8, 2008
MLS = multiple listing service. I'd be happy to look up that info for you, what is the address or MLS number?

Go tohttp:// if it is within Montgomery County, look at the property tax records. It lists the owner's name.

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Val, Both Buyer And Seller, California
Mon Jun 30, 2008
If you know the MLS number, go to where you can search by MLS number (you have to go into the advanced search area). That will bring up the listing and some of the basic info, including identifying who the listing agent is. Once you have that, call the listing office and ask them to email you the entire mls listing, including the specific info you mention in your question. You do not need an agent to do this for you.
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Scott Sulliv…, Agent, Redmond, WA
Mon Jun 30, 2008

The MLS stands for "Multiple Listing Service". Each area of the country has an association of Realtors. Most, but not all, Realtors belong to their local MLS. They pay dues to belong to the association and the association provides tools like a multiple listing service. Realtors place their listings (homes for sale) in the MLS and advertise to other Realtors the details of each listing (such as number of bedrooms, square footage, and whether the home has a pool, as examples). Most MLS's feed this data into search engines such as Trulia, Yahoo, and Front Door (to name a few) where anyone can search for homes based on those specifics.

If you work with a Realtor that is a member in good standing with his / her local MLS the Realtor can look up the pricing history, days on markets, and other aspects of any property that has been advertised to sell in the MLS. Not all properties are listed for sale in the MLS (such as For Sale By Owners) so there may be some properties that your Realtor can not find out about.

If you want the best service in your search for a new home, I recommend interviewing a few Realtors and finding one that you feel most comfortable with and then committing to work with him or her. It will make your home search much smoother and more efficient.

Good luck in your search!

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Rashad, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Jun 30, 2008
The MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service, which is a big property warehouse - sort of like a "home depot." When property is available for sale, it goes in the warehouse. When it is sold, it gets taken out of the warehouse. Since real estate cannot actually be stored in a warehouse, the MLS only contains information. It is extremely convenient, does not cost a penny to buyers, get a qualified and experienced guide to help you through the complicated process of becoming a homeowner. Agents are also able to check days on the market for homes & price adjustments!! So the MLS is actually a database - an extremely convenient way to know what is available for sale at a given moment. That is why real estate agents developed the MLS. Quick knowledge of home inventory made agents more productive.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Mon Jun 30, 2008
Not unless you are a realtor, MLS stands for Multiple listing services used offically by agents to work with sellers/ comp's/ home buyers appraisers use MLS.
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