NAR and CMLS have come together to form this set of MLS Consolidation Resources.
Purpose: In the current real estate landscape, there is a call for MLSs to create a structure that is responsive to local broker needs while continuing to facilitate an orderly marketplace. For many, even the word “consolidation” brings images of loss and destruction, fear, and distrust.
Belief: We believe that with better information, resources that demonstrate various ways an organization can drive change, and the ability to safely assess whether or not an MLS had had a role in causing dysfunction the MLS industry can rapidly overcome its challenges and mitigate member frustration,.
End Goal: MLSs are able to remove barriers that create inefficiencies and instead facilitate a truly orderly marketplace that empowers their Participants and Subscribers to focus on serving the consumer. In the end, eliminating dysfunction is a Business Solution.
Deliverable: Case studies, best practices, and other information/materials for MLSs that are interested in working with other MLSs to better serve their brokerage community. NAR and CMLS will continue update these resources with additional information as it becomes available.