Multiple Listing Services have changed with the times
by Dan Wolf
on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 8:51am.
Here is a flash from the past! A client of mine was cleaning out his house to get ready to list the home to sell. In the top of a closet, he found the MLS Book I am holding in my hand in the photo on the left.
"Back in the day," as your grandpa says, our local Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, put out a catalog each week that was broken down by area and then price and sorted alphabetically.
Agent would keep the catalog with them when they were showing property. If you drove by a sign, you could pull out the book, look up the property and find out the details on that property listing.
Of course, computers and the Internet have greatly changed the way MLS works today. Information can move much more efficiently between MLS and real estate agents.
When you are looking for a home we can build a query so you just recieve the sort of property you are actually looking for. When we are helping sellings, we can query homes just like the sellers home for comparison. Obviously a much better system!