An “MLS” is a private organization that collects and organizes the real estate listings of all its member brokers in one centralized place to allow other brokers to cooperate in assisting the buyers and sellers they represent.
Incorporated in 1990, Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS™) is the largest REALTOR®;-owned, subscriber-driven MLS in the Northwest. RMLS™ provides services to Oregon and Southern Washington.
Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service is Oregon’s first MLS serving the Mid-Willamette Valley since 1949
When a real estate professional lists a property through the MLS, the seller can be assured that their property is marketed to a wide audience of potential home buyers in an organized and cooperative environment on a computerized, regional network. The homeowner now has an expanded sales force as the property is exposed to a larger pool of prospective home buyers.When property information is entered into the MLS database, all subscribers of the MLS have the ability to view the information and can show the property to their qualified buyers. In addition, the property may be advertised on a variety of real estate websites, which allows home buyers around the world to view listings for sale in the RMLS™ database.The robust database includes additional resources for the real estate professional to use when advising their clients, such as the comparative marketing analysis program which assists in pricing a new property listing appropriately.
A real estate professional working with a buyer can narrow their search to meet the buyer’s criteria with the assurance they are getting reliable and timely information about available properties.RMLS™ brings together content from a variety of sources in one place, allowing subscribers to provide their buyers with detailed lists of property characteristics and photos of the properties as well as additional information such as listing history and tax records.
To view the property in person you must first set an appointment with your REALTOR® or contact the listing agent.
Only licensed real estate professionals who belong to a REALTOR® office and subscribe to RMLS™ or WVMLS may list homes on RMLS or WVMLS.
RMLS and WVMLS not only rank high in search engine results, but are also a widely accepted searching methods for real estate in Oregon and Southern Washington.
An MLS number, sometimes referred to as an ML#, is a unique number assigned to each listing for searching and tracking purposes. It is designed to be a quick and easy way to refer to a property listed for sale.
There are a variety of possible reasons the property is not appearing, with the most probable listed below:
- The status of the property has changed from active or pending.
- The listing may have sold, been withdrawn, or cancelled.
- Your search criteria may be too specific. Try simplifying your search.
- The real estate company or owner of the property may have opted out of displaying the information in the Internet.
- If you are searching by the MLS number, it is possible the property has been relisted under a new MLS number.
- The listing agent may not subscribe to RMLS™, WVMLS, or the property may not be listed with an agent.
courtesy of (http://www.rmlsbenefits.com/ConsumerFAQ.aspx) and (http://www.wvmls.com)