Does MLS stand for Multiple Listing Service ???

Asked by Tom C, 92506 Thu Aug 20, 2009

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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Thu Dec 15, 2011
Al - since you are new to trulia (welcome!) you may not realize that you just answered a 2+ year old question - a relatively simple question that was fully answered in August, 2009 when it was first asked!

The date a question was asked is located in a lite font just under the question, and is easy to miss it if you're not used to looking for it.

In any event - I am sure the original poster is long gone, and no longer paying attention to this forum.

Best wishes
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Al Colhoun, Agent, Tahoe City, CA
Thu Dec 15, 2011
Hi Tom,
Yes, MLS in the real estate context is the abbrivation for Multiple Listing Service, which is a subscriber based service for real estate agent to feature properties for sale and to provide a search mechanism for agents to find relevant properties. I belong to two "MLS" services which include the North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Incline Village areas of Lake Tahoe in CA and NV. Please let me know if I may answer any other questions for you.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Aug 21, 2009
YES MLS is a subscribed service of Realtor only it used across the country.

It is most accurate information of any property foreclosures, sellers, due to our professional code of ethics.

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Thu Aug 20, 2009

Yes indeed......MLS does refer to multiple listing service. Most of which are regional and can cover a fairly large geographical area often encompassing multiple communities.

Good luck
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Thu Aug 20, 2009
Steve......good question!'s interesting that you asked that question.

As agents, we often assume people know what we are talking about when we refer to our "MLS".......I have found that many do NOT understand what it means or how it works. That's why I always have a discussion explaining it to any new buyer I am working with.

Good luck with your purchase!
Debbie Rose
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Abe Mills, Agent, Greenville, SC
Thu Aug 20, 2009
Yes it most certainly does.
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